OUR BODIES ARE DIFFERENT
Surely women are women? Of course women have specific similarities, but it is their differences that serve to drive home the subtitle of this book, namely, in contemporary menopause management, one size does not fit all! I will return to this subject shortly, but first it is necessary to provide the background information to menopause and its appropriate management.
Let me emphasize one point immediately. Until the late 1990’s, whenever the word menopause came up in some medical circles, it was almost universally equated with another term “Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), as if the one could not get along without the other. This implied you could not be fully active or healthy after menopause unless you took hormonal medication. Today, a new philosophy prevails.