Millions of women experience “female” problems such as irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, oily skin, heavy monthly bleeding, and the grow of facial hair or loss of scalp hair. Most go through life suffering in silence unable to find satisfying explanations about what is wrong. But these common and potentially serious problems have a hormonal cause and can be successfully treated. This breakthrough guide by Dr. Geoffrey Redmond, a leading specialist in female hormonal disorders, brings women important, up-to-date information about their bodies – some of it available to the public for the first time. Using the latest research and the real-life experiences of women treated at his clinic, Dr. Redmond explains in plain English what you need to know about: New tests that take the guesswork out of diagnosing your hormonal imbalance; a crucial link between hormone disorders and obesity – and which diet really works; safe hormone replacement therapies without upsetting side effects; hormonal treatments that can decrease excessive facial hair or correct thinning scalp hair; and ways to counteract the metabolic changes that make heart disease the #1 killer of women.