Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hormones and Human Health: New Books

Here is the list of new books about the role of hormones in human health, longevity, aging and disease.

The books are listed in reversed chronological order (the most recent books are listed first). To get more information about these books, just double-click on the titles below:

Womens Health: Your Body, Your Hormones, Your Choices (Cleveland Clinic Guides)
by Holly Thacker M D (Paperback - May 1, 2007)

The Estrogen-Depression Connection: The Hidden Link Between Hormones & Women's Depression
by Karen J., Ph.D. Miller and Steven A., Ph.D. Rogers (Paperback - May 2007)

Book Description:
What You Need to Know About Hormones and Depression
Research has shown a strong connection between estrogen levels and depression throughout a woman's lifetime. We now understand that abrupt hormonal changes can take a toll on women's moods and even cause serious depression. But the good news is that there is a lot women can do to moderate the effect of these changes.
This book explores this issue and offers practical advice and tips for managing mood changes throughout all the major stages of a woman's life--from puberty and menstruation to pregnancy and postpartum, and from perimenopause to menopause. It explains in easy-to-understand terms what women can do right now to help balance these estrogen fluctuations through diet and lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and medication.
Get the information you need:
-- Learn how estrogen affects each stage of a woman's life
-- Cope with postpartum depression and menopause
-- Find the best medical and alternative treatments

Hormone Balance: A Matter of Life and Health
by Kristine Klitzke; R.N.; B.S.N. (Paperback - April 12, 2007)
Product Description:
Every once in awhile, a book such as "Hormone Balance: A Matter of Life and Health" comes along and radically changes the lives of those who read it. The topic of hormones and how they affect our lives and health is one of the most important health issues of this decade. In this book, registered nurse, speaker, and author, Kristine Klitzke, examines hormone balance and how estrogen dominance affects females throughout all ages and stages of life. Timely, pertinent, and practical, this book provides a doorway to understanding the predominant health concerns facing North American females today. This book is a must-read for females in every stage of life as well as for health care professionals who provide care to female patients.
About the Author:
Kristine Klitzke graduated in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Her nursing experience includes cardiac, medical-surgical, operating room, and peri-operative education. She resides in northeastern Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters.

Hypertension and Hormone Mechanisms (Contemporary Endocrinology)
by Robert M. Carey (Hardcover - April 1, 2007)

Book Description:
This book reviews novel developments in the endocrinology of hypertension with emphasis on new discovery during the past five years and perspectives on the future. Hypertension and Hormone Mechanisms covers novel developments in our understanding of the reninangiotensin-aldosterone system; the sympathoadrenal system, the renal dopaminergic system, natriuretic peptides, vasoactive substances and vasopeptidases; insulin, free fatty acids and the insulin resistance syndrome, sex hormones and the vasculature and selected areas of diagnosis and therapy.

The Estrogen Elixir: A History of Hormone Replacement Therapy in America
by Elizabeth Siegel Watkins (Hardcover - Mar 6, 2007)

Book Description:
In the first complete history of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Elizabeth Siegel Watkins illuminates the complex and changing relationship between the medical treatment of menopause and cultural conceptions of aging.
Describing the development, spread, and shifting role of HRT in America from the early twentieth century to the present, Watkins explores how the interplay between science and society shaped the dissemination and reception of HRT and how the medicalization -- and subsequent efforts toward the demedicalization -- of menopause and aging affected the role of estrogen as a medical therapy. Telling the story from multiple perspectives -- physicians, pharmaceutical manufacturers, government regulators, feminist health activists, and the media, as well as women as patients and consumers -- she reveals the striking parallels between estrogen's history as a medical therapy and broad shifts in the role of medicine in an aging society.
Today, information about HRT is almost always accompanied by a laundry list of health risks. While physicians and pharmaceutical companies have striven to develop the safest possible treatment for the symptoms of menopause and aging, many specialists question whether HRT should be prescribed at all. Drawing from a wide range of scholarly research, archival records, and interviews, The Estrogen Elixir provides valuable historical context for one of the most pressing debates in contemporary medicine.

Key words:
New Books, Hormones, Womens Health, Estrogen, Depression, Women's Depression, Estrogen-Depression Connection, Hormone Balance, Health, Hypertension, Estrogen, Hormone Replacement Therapy, America

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