An Appointment with Menopause Specialist, Dr. Tara Allmen

Dr. Tara Allmen is a gynecologist and menopause specialist, certified by the North American Menopause Society. Her private practice is in New York City, but you can benefit from her expertise and advice with her Menopause In An Hour 2 DVD set.

In the first disk, Dr. Allmen explains what happens to our bodies during the perimenopause and menopause years that’s attributable to menopause or aging. She covers treatment options including lifestyle modification, non-prescription therapies, and hormone therapy; and what we know about the risks and benefits of Estrogen.

I particularly enjoyed the patient stories that are included in this first disk. Told by the women themselves,  they reveal how differently we all experience menopause. They talk candidly about how menopause symptoms such as low libido, migraines, and hot flashes, affected their lives and how they chose to deal with them. Some chose hormone therapy, while others “toughed it out” without prescription medicine.

The take-away is important: there’s more than one path to take on this menopause journey and it’s important to have a physician who will help you find the best solutions for your unique needs and desires.

This is a great gift to give your spouse or kids too, because the second disk in the set, called “What’s Up With You-Know-Who,” is intended to explain menopause to them in a light-hearted way that will help them understand what you’re going through and how they can support you during your most trying times.

The 2 DVD set comes with an informative booklet, “Symptoms and Solutions,” which offers a great overview of prescription and nonprescription remedies.