Finally, a book that rebuts the negative headlines that caused a "hormone hysteria" after the misunderstood Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study. Millions of women are told to stop all hormones. Women are offered antidepressants or herbs, and end up taking multiple drugs to treat their various hormonal symptoms. Estrogen affects over four hundred functions in women's bodies. Low estrogen can cause a myriad of common problems from restless sleep to memory loss, palpitations, joint pain, low sex drive, headaches, anxiety, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. But are all estrogens the same. No. Dr. Vliet's reader-friendly, practical guide helps women sort through the maze of hormone hype and hysteria to find medically sound options based on the latest peer-reviewed, research-based scientific literature from leading international menopause clinicians and researchers, as well as her own extensive clinical experience treating midlife women.