I wanted to let my About.com readers know about the publication of my new book, The Menopause Thyroid Solution: Overcome Menopause by Solving Your Hidden Thyroid Problems. The book was just published by HarperCollins, and is written for two audiences:
Women in their 40s and older are actually the group at highest risk of developing thyroid problems. Rather than suspecting thyroid problems and getting the proper tests and evaluation, however, women are often being given estrogen and progesterone hormone treatments ("HRT"), antidepressants, or sleeping pills -- which miss the real problem entirely, or even make symptoms worse.
And women with thyroid problems don't realize that as early as 40, the shifts in estrogen and progesterone balance -- coupled with excess physical and emotional stress in our lives -- can make it difficult to keep our thyroid conditions and health in balance.
The Menopause Thyroid Solution explores the connection between thyroid problems, perimenopause and menopause, and offers practical guidelines to help women get hormonal issues properly identified, diagnosed and treated.
In addition to thyroid diagnosis and treatment, the book also explains the pros and cons of traditional, natural and bioidentical hormone treatments for estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, and cortisol imbalances. Effective exercise, mind-body approaches, and complementary options -- including herbs, supplements, and nutrition -- that can help women 40+ balance hormones are also discussed.
More information is available at The Menopause Thyroid Solution website. The table of contents and a free chapter from The Menopause Thyroid Solution is also online, as well as a downloadable checklist of thyroid, perimenopause, and menopause risk factors and symptoms.
Image: HarperCollins/Mary Shomon