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Summary

An authoritative guide to understanding and navigating the hormonal changes and health issues women experience in midlife and beyond, from one of the leading medical experts in the field.

The physical changes that occur after women turn 40 are unavoidable - and can be unnerving. Menopause affects every aspect of life, from sex and sleep to mood and mental clarity to weight and body temperature. While there are a number of resources available, many are confusing and contradictory. Now, Manhattan gynecologist Dr. Tara Allmen, an experienced, nationally board-certified menopause practitioner and the recipient of the 2015 Doctor's Choice National Award for Obstetrics & Gynecology, shares her knowledge to help women be their happiest and healthiest and turn this challenging time into an exciting one.

Written in her effervescent yet assured voice, Menopause Confidential provides simple strategies and cutting-edge information on:

  • Hormonal changes and the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause
  • The health risks associated with midlife - from cutting through the conflicting opinions and advice about health screenings (do I really need a colonoscopy? How often should I get a mammogram?) to common medical conditions, such as osteoporosis
  • Various remedies, both allopathic and natural, to combat symptoms and empower women to make the best choices for their individual needs
  • Practical tips and resources for mitigating the effects of menopause

Fifty-one-year-old Dr. Allmen knows firsthand what women are going through and shares stories of her own personal travails and solutions. Women can't turn back the clock, but they can take control of their health and flourish in midlife. Menopause Confidential encourages them to be informed, be proactive, and be their greatest selves.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Tara Allmen, MD (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Lana Randazzo
  • 20-04-17

Read this book!

This is the first book I've reviewed. I did my research before deciding to read this particular book on menopause and women's health. I liked that Dr. Allmen is a practicing physician and has studied menopause specifically for many years. I had already been to several doctors about my premature menopause symptoms and was not happy with the options I was given. After reading this book, I decided to become an actual patient of Dr. Allmen. I thought the treatments she outlined in her book were based on extensive research and at times contradicted what other Gynecologists had told me in the past. It was refreshing to see that there are other treatment options out there for me. It's unfortunate though that most women I know are unaware of these options. I will be personally spreading the word! Lastly, I truly enjoyed Dr. Allmen's wit throughout the book. It was a great listen. I look forward to my upcoming appointment.

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  • JoanAnn Natola
  • 20-10-16

I was always so good at focusing, what happened?

Would you consider the audio edition of Menopause Confidential to be better than the print version?

YES YES YES...there is nothing like hearing Dr. Allmens witty repertoire in her reading of this amazing midlife, health go-to book of information!

What did you like best about this story?

So many wonderful points in the story... Dr Allmen's ability to connect with us on a personal level and professional level with humor and fact shines throughout this program! What did I like best? Each of us will find a story in this book that resonates with us, Menofog, dementia, hotflashes, no rest for the weary !

What about Tara Allmen’s performance did you like?

Humor for sure...personal connective stories and professional facts make you happy you took the time to listen to this book!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It could be... but I listen to audiobooks during long runs so I wanted to preserve some chapters for later runs because it was so interesting, I was able to listen and run, learn and laugh at the same time.

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  • Julie A. Mason
  • 17-04-18

Menopause Confidential: Priceless!

What made the experience of listening to Menopause Confidential the most enjoyable?

I first bought this book exactly one week ago on Audible.com. I am now finished with the book. It is bittersweet. What will I listen to next? This book has been SO informative! It has answered all my questions and more. I am at the beginning of my peri menopausal journey so I plan on listening to this book again in a couple of years as I progress through this phase of life. Every topic is covered from the inside out and everything in between. I highly recommend this book no matter where you are in this journey. Plus, Dr. Allmen is there for you! I had posted a question on her blog. Within hours she emailed me to ask for my phone number. Once I gave her my phone number, she called me within 2 hours and gave me personal advice. I appreciate her dedication to her career of helping women in their midlife health.

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  • Belle
  • 22-01-18

Helpful, delightful and necessary!!

Wow! This is an incredible book answering my questions and educating me on menopause. I had no idea so much of what I was going through is related to menopause. I wish I would have read this book a couple of years ago as I am 54 and about a year and a half into menopause. I'm still undecided about HRT but can now discuss options with more insight with my MD. Thank you Dr. Allmen for this very helpful book!!!
Belinda Martin, New Braunfels, Texas

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  • Patienceny
  • 18-01-18

Everything Nobody Ever Explained To You

Dr. Allmen tells us about Peri Menopause and Menopause it a way that no one ever has before. All the points are covered from Hot flashes, weight gain and sleeplessness to Hormone or Natural therapies. I have gifted this book to two friends already. She should treat yourself to this read!

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  • Sarah
  • 12-01-18

Don’t waste your money

To much hype. I was looking for a more undoctored approach. Disappointed in the fact that I got no good advise for my situation. Don’t recommend this book to anyone who knows the stats because that seems to be all this book is.

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  • Debi
  • 27-07-17

Awesome book

Awesome book! Very informative. Dr Allman covers many issues and steps of menopause. Thx for writing this book!

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  • KatieSue68
  • 27-12-16

Excellent book, succinct and easy listen.

i learned a lot. will be buying in print edition too for easy reference.

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  • C. Rueda
  • 11-07-17

ITunes is bad, Cloud Player needs improvement

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, it has comprehensive information about the process.

What other book might you compare Menopause Confidential to and why?

It's the first one I read about the subject.

What didn’t you like about Tara Allmen’s performance?

She was fine. What I did not like and found not user friendly at all was the listening interface

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Maybe a documentary

Any additional comments?

Do not use Audible books on iTunes. It's terrible. The audio stopped at one point and I was not able to reload o get back to the last position heard. Then I tried the Cloud Player, but first you have to allow the website to use Flash, so it will work. iCloud allows you to chose which chapter you want to listen to, but you only get the number of the chapter and not the title. I think it would be very useful and basic to have that information. I'm not so happy with my first Audible experience. It's not user friendly.

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