Guest Author - Tammy Elizabeth Southin
Finally, a place for all of your menopause and health information!
Menopause, Your Doctor and You is a guide to help you keep track of your menopausal symptoms and arrive prepared to discuss your concerns at your next visit to your doctor.
Menopause is more than just hot flashes and night sweats. This is a time to evaluate your overall health history and current health habits. Many health issues are not directly caused by menopause itself, but may be more apparent during menopause.
Knowing more about your health and being informed about the latest health news will help you deal with menopause and take control of your health.
Work with your doctor. Speak up when you have questions or concerns. Never leave the doctor’s office without fully understanding what you discussed and being comfortable with your doctor’s advice.
Having the information you need in writing helps you to communicate with your doctor. Instead of trying in vain to recall everything you want to talk about, you have all the important facts right there for you to share with your doctor.
*This book allows you to print off the pages you need and record the necessary information for visits with your healthcare team.
*Use a folder, binder, or an envelope to keep all of your health records in one place for easy access.
*Write down as many details as you can about your menopause symptoms and related healthcare issues.
*If you read interesting menopause or health articles in newspapers, magazines or online, clip or print a copy to put in your folder. This way you can ask your doctor for more information or share your concerns about menopause and menopause treatments.
*Check with your doctor’s office to see if you can email, fax, scan, or drop off some or all of your material in advance of your next visit. Your doctor may be willing to read or scan over your information before seeing you.
Keep track of menopause symptoms and be ready for your next doctor visit with Menopause, Your Doctor, and You