Living With PCOS, by Angela Best-Boss, Evelina Weidman Sterling, Richard Legro MD

Living With PCOS

by Angela Best-Boss, Evelina Weidman Sterling, Richard Legro MD (Editor)

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Format: Paperback, 156pp. 
ISBN: 1886039496
Publisher: Addicus Books 
Pub. Date: December 2000

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Seeking relief from PCOS symptoms? If so, you join the estimated 10 million American women who have PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome. If you're like most of these women, you may not know a lot about the hormone disorder, but you're probably painfully aware of its symptoms: irregular menstrual cycles, excess facial and body hair, weight gain, and adult acne. PCOS is also a leading cause of infertility. If left untreated, the condition carries long-term risk for endometrial cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. However, with proper treatment, the syndrome can be managed.

LIVING WITH PCOS sheds light on this underreported, underdiagnosed endocrine disorder and leads women to treatment that can rid them of troublesome symptoms. The authors, both of whom have PCOS, and a nationally recognized physician on the syndrome, cover such topics as:

* Causes of PCOS * Overcoming symptoms * Choosing a pysician * Getting a diagnosis * Receiving the best medical treatment * Infertility and getting pregnant * Coping with the emotional impact of PCOS

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Consumer text covers the causes fo PCOS, overcoming symptoms, choosing a physician, getting a diagnosis, receiving the best medical treatment, infertility and getting pregnant, and coping with the emotional impact of PCOS. Softcover.

The publisher, Addicus Books, Inc. , July 10, 2000 

An Enlightening Book on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome An estimated 10 million American women of child-bearing age suffer from PCOS-polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition which causes infertility. Although it is a leading endocrine disorder, many women as well as physicians are not aware of the syndrome.

Now in Living with PCOS, the authors, both of whom have PCOS, team with Dr. Richard Legro, a leading physician on the syndrome, to provide women with a reliable source of information. Among the topics they cover in the book: symptoms of PCOS, getting a diagnosis, treatment options, long-term effects of the disease, getting pregnant, and dealing with the emotional side of PCOS. Photos, illustrations, index, glossary, resource section.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS), named after the cysts that may form in the ovaries, is a hormone disorder that causes irregular menstrual cycles, obesity, and infertility, among other symptoms. If untreated, it can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and uterine cancer. This is a book about and by PCOS women (coauthors Boss and Sterling both have it; physician Legro is an expert on the syndrome), which is evident in their easy-to-understand descriptions of the disorder, its symptoms, medical diagnosis, and treatments (including alternative methods) as well as the emotional impact. Colette Harris's PCOS: A Woman's Guide to Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (LJ 8/00) is a more difficult read (more medical jargon with a more British slant) but does offer a four-point management plan to combat the disorder. Both volumes are valuable to any women's health collection, but Boss and Sterling's is preferable to an American audience with its easy-to-read format, separate chapter on infertility, and important references to national organizations like Resolve. (Index not seen.)--Lisa A. Errico-Cox, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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