Written with an uncompromising intelligence and wit by two award-winning Newsweek journalists, Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? is the essential, comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, deeply optimistic resource for the millions of women in their forties to sixties. The menopause transition so often mysterious varies greatly from woman to woman. Finally, here is the one book that makes the full scope of it accessible and understood. It covers the role of hormones and the controversy over hormone therapy. The truth about hot flushes ...and how to deal with one in a meeting. A top to bottom assessment of the aches, pains and assorted ills that can afflict menopausal women. The impact on sexuality and how to counteract wavering libido. There are chapters on memory (how to protect it), moods (how to ride them out), and sleep (how to get it). And an entire section on how to stay healthy, feeling good and looking beautiful for the next act in your life. It gives a complete approach to losing middle-age weight; the essential exercises to keep bones strong; dealing with dry skin and thinning hair.
This is the first book about menopause to be based on solid objective reporting rather than on one person s individual experience, or one doctor s medical biases.