"What's happening to me?"
You're in the prime of life. As far as you know, menopause could be years away. So why is your body sending you such weird messages?
If even one of these sounds familiar, you could be in perimenopause--the change that precedes the change by as many as ten years. Has your doctor mentioned it? Shockingly, many still don't. But Dr. Laura Corio has "the talk" with every one of her patients when they reach age 35. And now, in this lively and solution-packed book, she shares her experience helping thousands of women navigate these years in peak physical and emotional health.
You'll learn the how's--up-to-the-minute options for getting your symptoms under control. You'll also learn the fascinating why's--from the subtle hormonal shifts that affect every part of your body to the impact of stress and diet. You'll get precise details on:
Above all, The Change Before the Change puts you back in charge, with the confidence and resources you need to make the right decisions during these pivotal years.
There was a huge snowstorm raging outside, and we'd been receiving cancellation calls all day. So I was surprised to open the door to one of our examining rooms and find Marian perched on the end of the table. Marian started seeing me twelve years ago, when she was single and living in the city. A husband and two children later, she now lived in the suburbs but still remained a loyal patient.
"Why didn't you reschedule?" I asked. "You took your life in your hands driving all the way in from Long Island."
"I couldn't wait another day, Dr. Corio," she replied.
"What isn't? I feel like my whole body is falling apart--in fact, it doesn't even feel like my own body anymore!" Marian went on to list a host of symptoms: migraines, hot flashes, insomnia, dry itchy skin, urinary tract infections, irregular periods, and decreased libido. "Poor Skip," she continued, referring to her sweetheart of a husband. "My moods have been all over the place...
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Instead of dreading menopause as a time of loss, women will hear the real message their bodies are sending--that this is a time of personal empowerment and positive energy . . . and a time for women to break free and thrive.
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