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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

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9781741145274
Number Of Pages: 224

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This is a much needed account of the polycystic ovary, written by an international expert. Women and their partners will find the information on this common disorder fascinating and very readable.

John Studd, DSc, MD, FRCOG, Professor of Gynaecology, Imperial College, UK

Women with PCOS are often initially fearful when given the diagnosis - this book will help reassure them and it will also provide them with evidence-based guidance for making decisions about which treatment to use and when to use it.

Professor Cindy Farquhar, University of Auckland

Up to one in every four women has polycystic ovaries. Of these women, seven out of 100 suffer the effects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Symptoms include acne, excess hair, weight problems, irregular menstruation, infertility and even diabetes. Yet this common hormonal condition often goes undiagnosed.

At last, there is a book that dispels the myths and answers all your questions about how to identify and treat the symptoms of PCOS.

* What causes PCOS?

* How do hormones work?

* How is PCOS different from simply having polycystic ovaries?

* If I have PCOS, am I infertile?

* How can I clear up my acne, lose weight or reduce unwanted hair?

* What is the connection between PCOS and diabetes?

In this easy to understand, comprehensive guide, Dr John Eden offers the latest advice about managing PCOS. His expertise in this area will give you the confidence and knowledge to ask your doctor the right questions and make informed choices.

Industry Reviews

"A much needed account...Women and their partners will find the information on this common disorder fascinating and very readable." John Studd, MD, professor of gynecology, Imperial College
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"A much-needed reference . . . Provides clear explanations." "Library Journal"
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1 MAKING SENSE OF ALPHABET SOUP: POLYCYSTIC OVARIES AND POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME EXPLAINED

What is a polycystic ovary? What is polycystic ovary syndrome? How does the menstrual cycle work?

2 LOOKING FOR SIGNS: PCO AND PCOS DIAGNOSED

How can doctors see an ovary? Do I have polycystic ovaries? Do I have polycystic ovary syndrome?

3 SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS: CAUSES OF POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

Are 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 SYMPTOMS

Why 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 IRREGULARITIES

Why do m

ISBN: 9781741145274
ISBN-10: 1741145279
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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