Unlock Your Menopause Type: Personalized Treatments, the Last Word on Hormones, and Remedies that Work by Heather Hirsch, MD, NS, NCMP
Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
No. of Pages: 369
Date of US Publication: 6 June, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
This title totally reminded me of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books that were popular during my childhood, and perimenopause is certainly an adventure. Growing up, my mother was not a forthcoming sort - I didn’t learn about sex, outside of my public high school’s (not exactly comprehensive or in-depth) phys ed, reproductive health, or anything. It probably makes sense therefore that this same woman never said a word about menopause. I knew about hot flashes and heavy periods from articles I’d read - that’s it. Everything else that I’ve gone through has been a serious (and often very un-fun) surprise.
I started this one, never having heard of menopause types - but hopeful about learning more of which type I might be, and after starting this one, well, I was stunned to see my own perimenopause symptoms written out as a ‘type’.
I found this a worthwhile read for that alone.
** There is a heavy reliance on suggestions of prescription medication, so if you prefer more holistic approaches to health care, this probably won’t be the answer to your concerns.
Thank you to St. Martin’s Essentials and NetGalley for the DRC!