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The 6 best books about the menopause

These menopause books will help inform and guide you...

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Grace Lindsay
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Thanks to celebrities including Davina McCall and Ruth Langsford, and royals including Sophie Wessex, being open about their experiences, the conversation around menopause is beginning to open up. 

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Thankfully, the days where conversations about menopause were muted are long gone, but if you're looking for more information, there are plenty of menopayse books available to aid and inform you.

We've have rounded up the best menopause books to guide you through menopause, and help those around you understand what you might be going through. From Liz Earle's The Good Menopause Guide and Davina McCalls Menopausing, to Andrea McLean's Confessions of a Menopausal Woman, check out our top picks below…

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Menopausing: The Positive roadmap to your second spring, Davina McCall

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Menopausing: The Positive roadmap to your second spring by Davina McCall, £11, Amazon


Davina McCall is a trailblazer when it comes to raising awareness of menopause, and championing HRT for treating symptoms of menopause. 

The 54-year-old has hosted two television shows on the topic and has now penned a book on the subject, designed to help people going through menopause understand and cope with the symptoms. The book was written in partnership with menopause expert Dr. Naomi Potter, with invaluable advice throughout the pages. 

The Good Menopause Guide, Liz Earle

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The Good Menopause Guide, £20.50, W.H.Smith


Liz Earle, MBE and skincare guru, is one of the world's most respected experts when it comes to wellbeing. Her book informs you on everything from how to balance your hormones, the importance of diet, the myths about HRT, how to boost energy and more. She also guides you on how to take special care of your skin, hair and nails.

Confessions of a Menopausal Woman, Andrea McLean

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Confessions of a Menopausal Woman, £7.79, Amazon


Andrea McLean decided to write a candid account of her experience, a book that she had wished for when she found herself in uncharted territory. In her autobiography, she offers a huge range of tips and tricks, while still bringing her sense of humour and honesty.

Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too, Amanda Thebe

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Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too, £11.35, Amazon


In Amanda Thebe's personal account of her menopause experience, the fitness trainer shares how she lost weight, dealt with her depression, improved her sleep and overhauled her diet to thrive during the difficult time. Not only will you come away with a better understanding of the menopause, but you might also find you have newfound confidence to speak about your own journey.

Cracking the Menopause, Mariella Fostrup and Alice Smellie

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Cracking the Menopause, £16, W.H.Smith


Straight-talking broadcaster Mariella Fostrup and award-winning health journalist Alice Smellie have created a book full of information that still manages to make you laugh along the way. Designed to help you manage your symptoms, the book separates myths from reality and offers expertise, hope and advice. It also features case studies from women in every walk of life and all stages of their journey.

The Menopause Solution, Mayo Clinic

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The Menopause Solution, £15.29, Amazon


Sometimes a doctor's advice is all you need. The Mayo Clinic's book provides a doctor's guide to relieving hot flushes, enjoying better sex, sleeping well, controlling your weight and being happy. Drawing on the latest information, leading women's health expert Dr. Stephanie Faubion covers everything from common questions to lifestyle changes and treatment options.

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