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Marketing of Menopause Creates its Own Misery

Source: Womens eNews - Sat, 17 Sep 2011 05:00 PM
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Many to Blame The situation, moreover, has often been traded upon by groups as disparate as the fashion industry, parts of the medical profession including most notably the cosmetic surgeons, the pharmaceutical industry, sports good producers, snake oil salesman, the compounding pharmacy and bioidentical hormone movement, and operators of spa and health farms. And this list is not complete! Yet this common distorted image of menopause is not pervasive throughout our society, and certainly not in many parts of the world. Do you know that: Some women really do look forward to menopause? The average European woman has less anxiety about menopause and aging than her American sister? In Japan there is not even a word in the language to describe a hot flash? Stresses and strains are placed on many people, not just aging women, by the so-called "youth culture"? A change in your sex life is not inevitable? If you are considering taking hormones but are not certain what to do, there is a whole new body of evidence as well as carefully considered medical recommendations from leading scientific organizations that can assist you in your decision? Before making decisions about your menopausal potential treatments, you really need to know the facts about them? Would you like to Comment but not sure how? Visit our help page at http://www.womensenews.org/help-making-comments-womens-enews-stories. Would you like to Send Along a Link of This Story?http://www.womensenews.org/story/books/110917/marketing-menopause-creates-its-own-misery Dr. Wulf H. Utian is an independent consultant in women's health issues. Considered to be one of the world's most significant authorities on menopause and women's health, Utian is the executive director emeritus and honorary founding president of The North American Menopause Society; the Arthur H. Bill professor emeritus of reproductive biology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine; a consultant in gynecology and women's health at The Cleveland Clinic; and a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. For more information: Change Your Menopause - Why One Size Does Not Fit All by Wulf H. Utian:http://www.powells.com/partner/34289/biblio/9780982845721?p_ti Dr. Wulf Utian's Web site :http://utianllc.com

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