Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE: Other Women’s Experiences

CHAPTER TWO: What Is Menopause?

  • Hormones at Work
  • What Menopause Is Not
  • Menopause Images

    CHAPTER THREE: Not All Estrogen Are Created Equal

    CHAPTER FOUR: The Wrong Hormone

    CHAPTER FIVE: What Can I Expect?

  • Hot Flashes
  • Feelings
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Other Symptoms
  • Summary

    CHAPTER SIX: What Is HRT?

  • Now What?
  • About the So-Called "Natural" Hormones
  • Summary

    CHAPTER SEVEN: Alternatives to HRT

  • Wild Yam
  • Horsetail, anyone?
  • Power Surges
  • Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions
  • Vaginal Dryness and Loss of Elasticity
  • Skin Eruptions
  • Life-Style Changes
  • Stronger Bones and Heart
  • Exercise
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Reducing Stress

    CHAPTER EIGHT: Summary

    CHAPTER NINE: For More Information

  • Resources
  • Annotated Bibliography

    CHAPTER TEN: Glossary of Common Terms