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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome : A woman's guide to identifying and managing PCOS - John Eden

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A woman's guide to identifying and managing PCOS

By: John Eden


Published: 20th December 2012
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Addressing the common, but often undiagnosed, hormonal condition of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), this medical guide gives women the confidence to ask their doctors the right questions and make informed choices. In easy-to-understand language, the latest advice about managing PCOS is offered to the one in four women with polycystic ovaries and the seven out of 100 of this group who suffer the effects of PCOS. The symptoms, including acne, excess hair, weight problems, and irregular menstruation are outlined. Such questions as What causes PCOS? How do hormones work? How is PCOS different from simply having polycystic ovaries? Does PCOS necessarily lead to infertility? How is it treated? and What is the connection between PCOS and diabetes? are answered. Case studies and the latest research for patients, pharmacists, doctors, and other health professionals are included.

PrefaceFigures and tables1 MAKING SENSE OF ALPHABET SOUP: POLYCYSTIC OVARIES AND POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME EXPLAINEDWhat is a polycystic ovary? What is polycystic ovary syndrome? How does the menstrual cycle work?2 LOOKING FOR SIGNS: PCO AND PCOS DIAGNOSEDHow can doctors see an ovary? Do I have polycystic ovaries? Do I have polycystic ovary syndrome?3 SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS: CAUSES OF POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROMEAre my genes to blame? Do I have too many male hormones? Is it my brain hormones?Did it happen before I was born? Was it something I ate? Does insulin resistance affect PCOS?4 SCRATCHING BELOW THE SURFACE: POLYCYSTIC OVARIES AND SKIN AND HAIR SYMPTOMSWhy does hair grow or not grow? Why is my face breaking out all the time? Do hormones affect the skin and hair? Which hormonal tests should I have? How do you treat hair and skin problems?5 COUNTING THE DAYS: MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIESWhy do many women with PCOS have a menstrual problem? What else causes menstrual irregularities? What can I

ISBN: 9781741154337
ISBN-10: 1741154332
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th December 2012
Edition Number: 1