The Savvy Woman's Guide to PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome): The Many Faces of a 21st Century Epidemic....And What You Can Do About It

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common endocrine cause of infertility and serious abdominal weight gain in young women. It affects millions-about 6 to 10 percent of reproductive age women. The impact of this devastating metabolic imbalance is overwhelming-from obesity to increased risk of teenaged diabetes to young mothers with heart attacks or strokes, and early onset of breast and uterine cancers. Early treatment is key to preventing serious health risks, unfortunately most sufferers don't even know ...
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common endocrine cause of infertility and serious abdominal weight gain in young women. It affects millions-about 6 to 10 percent of reproductive age women. The impact of this devastating metabolic imbalance is overwhelming-from obesity to increased risk of teenaged diabetes to young mothers with heart attacks or strokes, and early onset of breast and uterine cancers. Early treatment is key to preventing serious health risks, unfortunately most sufferers don't even know they have PCOS unless they are trying to get pregnant. Doctors don't take it seriously, often minimizing symptoms like excess body hair, weight gain, acne or thinning scalp hair, thinking they are just cosmetic "problems of overanxious young women. It's not enough for doctors to tell women with PCOS to just "eat less and exercise more." This book delivers a user-friendly practical guide to understand this disorder, know what tests to ask for, what the tests mean, what treatments are available, and how to achieve a healthy hormone balance through a comprehensive action plan.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781933213019
  • Publisher: Savvy Woman's Guide Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/30/2006
  • Series: The Savvy Woman's Guide Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., is a practicing physician and author of six acclaimed women's health books. Widely recognized for her pioneering work in addressing hormone connections in women's health, she has taught several hundred medical education seminars around the country for physicians and consumers, and was a featured speaker at the May 2004 Congressional Briefing on women's healthcare.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2006

    If you suspect you have PCOS--The answer lies here

    Why is it that everyone overweight is assumed to be eating too much of the wrong foods? Or just plain pigging out? That isn't always so! Sometimes it is your hormones so out of whack that your body reacts badly. It isn't just food! Finally, here's a book that lays out the entire spectrum of PCOS. The Savvy Woman's Guide to PCOS is written for the patient to understand her options, as well as how to get help-what to look for, what are treatment options, what works and what makes matters worse. It can also be used by the medical community as a guide to treatment. So often patients are treated for so many varied symptoms, the entire person isn't considered. This generally makes the patient worse, not better. Think of a bread mix: each ingredient is balanced to bake a perfect loaf. If the balance becomes haphazard-too much water, too little flour, not enough salt, for example-you don't have bread, you have mush. The most galling issue regarding PCOS-the medical community is almost entirely ignorant of the disease! It is rare to find a doctor who even tries to diagnose it, much less treat it. That leaves women who suspect they have PCOS to educate themselves-and their doctors. They shouldn't have to continue to suffer due to medicine's ignorance. The Savvy Woman's Guide to PCOS is a great step forward in the education process.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    PCOS

    I bought this for my daughter who was just diagnosed with this disease. She's finding the book to be very informative and helpful. I'm a librarian and I requested a copy for her at my library the same day I ordered this book, and the one I ordered came before the one at my library!! I thought that she'd like to take and make notes in the one I bought her. Very fast service.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Dr. Vliet is the most authoritative on PCOS

    This book takes a total beginner in the subject of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and makes them an authority. Definately for the woman who has been diagnosed and is getting nowhere with her doctors. Read this book BEFORE starting your medications - or at least while you are beginning your treatments. You'll be glad you did.

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