Living with PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Overview

Confronting an illness that affects an estimated 10 million American women, this jargon-free reference sheds light on the commonplace ailment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The symptoms of this hormonal disorder are explored in detail, including irregular menstrual cycles, excess facial and body hair, weight gain, and adult acne. Identifying the affliction as the leading cause of infertility, this study also investigates the long-term risks of leaving the condition untreated, such as endometrial ...

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Overview

Confronting an illness that affects an estimated 10 million American women, this jargon-free reference sheds light on the commonplace ailment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The symptoms of this hormonal disorder are explored in detail, including irregular menstrual cycles, excess facial and body hair, weight gain, and adult acne. Identifying the affliction as the leading cause of infertility, this study also investigates the long-term risks of leaving the condition untreated, such as endometrial cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Penned by an expert physician and two women who are living with PCOS, this analysis provides a much-needed examination of an under-reported, under-diagnosed malady. Additional topics covered include causes and triggers, overcoming symptoms, choosing a physician, getting a correct diagnosis, receiving the best medical treatment, infertility and pregnancy complications, and coping with the emotional impact.

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Editorial Reviews

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In addition to an excellent index and glossary, the book includes great resources on research that is continuing in this field and the importance of participating in clinical trials, as there is still so much that is unknown about this condition. It would be a good addition to any consumer health library shelf.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886039018
  • Publisher: Addicus Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 1,383,213
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Boss is a freelance woman’s health writer. She is the author of Heart of a Shepherd and Surviving Your First Year as a Pastor. She lives in New Palestine, Indiana. Evelina Weidman Sterling is a certified health-education specialist. She has worked for the American Association for Health Education, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the American Heart Association. She lives in Marietta, Georgia. They are the coauthors of Budgeting for Infertility. Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, has lectured on a variety of topics related to reproduction and fertility, is a member of the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano and Dallas, and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Hospital ARTS Program in the Margot Perot Building. He lives in North Dallas, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction vii

1 PCOS-A Complex Hormone Disorder 1

2 Getting a Diagnosis 15

3 Treatment of PCOS Symptoms 36

4 Coping Emotionally with PCOS 72

5 Getting Pregnant 81

6 Maintaining a Pregnancy 102

7 Long-Term Risks of PCOS 110

8 Hope for the Future 119

Resources 125

Glossary 130

Index 137

About the Authors 151

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