Unlock Your Menopause Type: Personalized Treatments, the Last Word on Hormones, and Remedies that Work by Heather Hirsch, MD, NS, NCMP

Title: Unlock Your Menopause Type: Personalized Treatments, the Last Word on Hormones, and Remedies that Work
Author: Heather Hirsch, MD, NS, NCMP
Publisher:  St. Martin's Essentials
Genre:  Health, Mind & Body
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  369
Date of US Publication:  6 June, 2022
My Rating:  4 Stars

My Thoughts 

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!


Given that millions of women have entered menopause each year since the dawn of time, it’s crazy that menopause still feels like uncharted territory for the women who are going through it. Dr. Heather Hirsch is committed to changing that. Unlocking Your Menopause Type helps women cut through the informational noise and learn how to manage their symptoms most effectively by identifying their personal Menopause Type(s).

This is not a one-size fits all solution. 
Unlocking Your Menopause Type features a helpful quiz to identify women's individual Menopause Type(s) such as:
–Seemingly Never-ending

Each type gets a full prescription for exercises, diet and strategies to regain mental focus and make menopause a regulation part of maturity rather than a rollercoaster ride of unexpected symptoms and discomfort.

The book also includes:
–The last word on whether to replace declining hormones (the answer is custom-built)
–What to do if you’re a combination of types
–How to get on top of (as it were) changes in your sex life
–Crowd-sourced tips and tricks from Dr. Hirsch’s friend group and patients

Dr. Hirsch addresses the physical and emotional challenges of menopause and provides solutions from her years of practice. With knowledge, priorities, and a plan, you can feel great through midlife and beyond.


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