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If you're a woman over thirty-five, you probably have a lot of stress in your life-maybe even more than you realize. You're also likely low on energy, gaining weight, and not sleeping as well as you once did. The fact is: Your body is changing. A renowned physician and pioneer in women's heart health, Dr. Nieca Goldberg knows what you're going through. In this welcome book you'll find * the normal physical changes you can expect to experience at age thirty-five and after * treatments for over- and underactive thyroids and other hormone issues * the signs, symptoms, and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes * facts on fertility, contraceptives, pregnancy, and menopause * information on good breast health, including preventive breast-cancer measures * a comprehensive heart-to-heart about your cardiovascular system * dealing with GERD, stomach ulcers, gallstones, IBS, IBD, and colon cancer * strategies for keeping bones strong, fending off arthritis, and coping with foot and back pain * the importance of diagnosing sleep apnea and saying good night to insomnia * revelations about the mind-body connection-countering stress and relieving depression * the ins and outs of medical exams-what to ask, and when to change doctors With warmth and encouragement, Dr. Nieca Goldberg gives you the solid information you need on the path to great health.
One out of every two women will die of heart disease. It is the single greatest health risk for women today--more than stroke and all cancers combined. In the course of her practice, and as chief of Women's Cardiac Care at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Nieca Goldberg has come to a startling realization: Women experience heart disease in a fundamentally different way than men do. The physiology of a woman's heart attack is not the same as a man's, the symptoms of heart disease and signs of impending heart attack differ for women, and once heart disease has been recognized, women often do not get the treatment and medications they require. Now here are detailed, age-specific programs that give women the facts and the guidance they need to recognize, treat, and prevent heart disease, including * how you can rate your risk of heart disease * the effects of menopause on your heart * risk factors you can change-starting today * a heart-healthy exercise plan that works for you * a complete guide to heart-healthy supplements * the truth about hormone replacement therapy and the heart * recovering from a heart attack or surgery. Authoritative, caring, and up-to-the-minute, this is the women's health book for the new millennium.