What to Do When the Doctor Says It's PCOS: Put an End to Irregular Cycles, Infertility, Weight Gain, Acne, and Unsightly Hair Growth

What to Do When the Doctor Says It's PCOS: Put an End to Irregular Cycles, Infertility, Weight Gain, Acne, and Unsightly Hair Growth

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592330041
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 04/21/2003
Series: What to Do When the Doctor Says It's Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,258,053
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.68(d)

About 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.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.

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Introduction5
Chapter 1Defining PCOS: What Is It, and What Does It Do to My Body?11
Chapter 2The Way It Is Meant To Be: Typical Reproductive and Endocrinological Processes33
Chapter 3Key Symptoms of PCOS: Lack of Cycles, Infertility, and Weight Gain53
Chapter 4Secondary Symptoms: Hair Growth, Hair Loss, Acne, and Other Aggravations73
Chapter 5Medical Treatment for PCOS: Drugs and Surgical Options91
Chapter 6The First Step for Success in Managing PCOS: Diet, Nutrition, and Weight Control107
Chapter 7The Second Important Step to PCOS Control: Exercise131
Chapter 8Fertility149
Chapter 9Alternative Approaches for Managing PCOS165
Chapter 10Management and Prognosis187
Chapter 11Getting the Support You Need199
Chapter 12The Future215
Glossary227
Bibliography235
Index240
Acknowledgments248

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