What does a diagnosis of PCOS really mean? Dr John Eden, women's health and hormone expert, identifies the causes, dispels the myths, and explains how to manage this silent epidemic.
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
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th December 2012
Edition Number: 1