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From bestselling author of Making Friends with Anxiety and One Moment, One Morning comes a clear and comforting little book to guide you as your body changes through the mepause. Written with Sarah Rayner's trademark warmth and humour, this new edition of Making Friends with the Mepause has been updated to reflect the latest National Institute for Health and Care guidelines on diagsis and management of the mepause. Together with Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, she explores why stopping menstruating causes such profound chemical changes in the body, leading us to react in a myriad of ways physically and mentally. There is practical advice on hot flushes and night sweats, anxiety and mood swings, muscular aches and loss of libido, early-onset mepause, hysterectomy and more, plus a simple explanation of each stage of the mepause so you'll kw what to expect in the years before, during and after. You'll find details of the treatment options available and their pros and cons, together with tips and insights from women keen to share their wisdom on a subject many still find hard to talk about. Whether you're worried about feeling invisible, weight gain or loss of fertility, or simply want to take care of yourself well, kwledge is power, and Making Friends with the Mepause will give you a greater understanding of the process, so you can enjoy your body and your sexuality as you age. * From the author of the international bestselling vel One Moment, One Morning * And the word-of-mouth success Making Friends with Anxiety, a warm, supportive book to ease worry and panic * Includes advice on all the major health issues that can arise as a result of hormone change * Thoroughly researched and bang-up-to-date * Includes traditional and complementary medicine * Gives guidance on how to get the most from your GP appointments and finding good alternative practitioners * Useful links throughout, plus details of helplines and recommended reads * Fully illustrated with photographs by the author * Ongoing online support group available PRAISE FOR MAKING FRIENDS WITH ANXIETY 'Simple, lucid advice on how to accept your anxiety' Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive 'Reads like chatting with an old friend; one with wit, wisdom and experience', Brighton and Hove Independent PRAISE FOR SARAH RAYNER: 'Explores an emotive subject with great sensitivity' Sunday Express 'You'll want to inhale it in one breath' Easy Living 'Brilliant... Warm and approachable' Essentials 'Carefully crafted and empathetic' The Sunday Times 'Brilliant...Warm and approachable' Essentials 'A sympathetic insight into the causes and effects of mental ill-health as it affects ordinary people. Powerful' My Weekly
Sarah Rayner is the author of the international bestseller, 'One Moment, One Morning' (2010), and 'The Two Week Wait' (2012) and 'Another Night, Another Day' (2014), which also feature her Brighton-based characters. As a novelist, Sarah is known for tackling difficult subjects such as bereavement, infertility and mental illness with empathy and insight, but her latest books are non-fiction. 'Making Friends with Anxiety' is a little self-help book to help ease worry and panic, and following its word-of-mouth success, she has written 'Making Friends with the Menopause', 'More Making Friends with Anxiety' and 'Making Friends with Anxiety: A Calming Colouring Book'. Sarah has also written two more light-hearted novels - 'The Other Half' and 'Getting Even'. Originally published in the early noughties, these have been fully revised and updated by the author and are now available on Amazon.