What to Do when the Doctor Says it's PCOS [NOOK Book]

Overview

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the number one cause of irregular periods and infertility in women - yet most gynecologists fail to diagnose it. The disorder causes irregular cycles, infertility, weight gain, acne, and unsightly hair growth -- symptoms that can ultimately prove life-threatening as well as uncomfortable, humiliating, and emotionally disruptive.

Only recently have women realized the danger lurking in what they thought were stress-induced problems. While ...

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What to Do when the Doctor Says it's PCOS

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Overview

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the number one cause of irregular periods and infertility in women - yet most gynecologists fail to diagnose it. The disorder causes irregular cycles, infertility, weight gain, acne, and unsightly hair growth -- symptoms that can ultimately prove life-threatening as well as uncomfortable, humiliating, and emotionally disruptive.

Only recently have women realized the danger lurking in what they thought were stress-induced problems. While researchers haven't determined the cause of PCOS, they know it is linked to insulin resistance, which can be controlled fairly easily with a low-carb diet.

Most PCOS cases are diagnosed by reproductive endocrinologists when a woman's infertility has led her to seek a specialist. WHAT TO DO WHEN THE DOCTOR SAYS IT'S PCOS gives sufferers a diet and nutritional treatment program that goes beyond the usual regimen of birth control pills and fertility drugs. The millions of women victimized by this debilitating and demoralizing disorder will undoubtedly welcome this new program as an alternative or as a supplement to their current treatment plan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616739980
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 929,317
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Milton Hammerly, M.D. is a board-certified family practitioner and Medical Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Catholic Health Initiatives' Centura Health facilities nationwide. He is author of four books in the Integrative Health Series: Diabetes, Depression, Menopause, and Fibromyalgia. He contribute regularly to professional journals and has taught at the Mind-Body Health Center in Aurora, Colorado. He lives in Denver.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Introduction 5
Chapter 1 Defining PCOS: What Is It, and What Does It Do to My Body? 11
Chapter 2 The Way It Is Meant To Be: Typical Reproductive and Endocrinological Processes 33
Chapter 3 Key Symptoms of PCOS: Lack of Cycles, Infertility, and Weight Gain 53
Chapter 4 Secondary Symptoms: Hair Growth, Hair Loss, Acne, and Other Aggravations 73
Chapter 5 Medical Treatment for PCOS: Drugs and Surgical Options 91
Chapter 6 The First Step for Success in Managing PCOS: Diet, Nutrition, and Weight Control 107
Chapter 7 The Second Important Step to PCOS Control: Exercise 131
Chapter 8 Fertility 149
Chapter 9 Alternative Approaches for Managing PCOS 165
Chapter 10 Management and Prognosis 187
Chapter 11 Getting the Support You Need 199
Chapter 12 The Future 215
Glossary 227
Bibliography 235
Index 240
Acknowledgments 248
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    Very Informative

    This book was very informative but the author rambled a lot.

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