The bestselling guide to this increasingly common womens' health concern.
The bestselling guide to this increasingly common womens' health concern.
Our knowledge about infertility has expanded and improved significantly in recent years and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is now recognised as a major cause. PCOS is a term which covers a variety of symptoms, and in this new volume the editors have compiled a wide ranging collection of studies dealing with diverse aspects of PCOS, including genetics, pathophysiology, cardiovascular effects, treatment required and long term consequences. Previous books on PCOS have been expensive high level, research oriented works. This new volume is different. All the chapters have been written with the student in mind. Obstetrics and gynaecology students need to know about PCOS and this book is an accessible comprehensive overview to the subject. It features contributors from around the world including Australia, Belgium, Chile, Egypt, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UK and USA.
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.
What does a diagnosis of PCOS really mean? Dr John Eden, women's health and hormone expert, identifies the causes, dispels the myths, and explains how to manage this silent epidemic.
Presenting an overview of the current understanding of the pathophysiology of PCOS and a paradigm for the clinical evaluation and management of the disorder, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is written in an easy to digest, concise format that, with bulleted key points introducing each chapter, is suitable for the trainee and the busy clinician. The breadth and depth of coverage of today’s queries and controversies will be of particular interest to the specialist and researcher. An international group of leading experts addresses the varied etiologies of PCOS, comprehensively covering the contemporary treatment approaches and long-term implications of PCOS, a common yet poorly understood disorder. Chapters on treatment will be of particular relevance to the clinician and the trainee as they cover conventional therapies, lifestyle, and diet, as well as address emerging strategies such as the use of statins and surgery in PCOS management. Spanning the breadth of clinical presentations and morbidities related to the diagnosis of PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is an exceptional resource for primary care providers, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, and others involved in the care of these patients, and provides the essential tools to aid clinicians in initiating a timely diagnostic workup and appropriate interventions to address both the immediate and long-term sequelae related to PCOS.
Establishing an integrative approach to the understanding and management of PCOS Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequent disorder affecting women of reproductive age. Recent years have shown substantial advances in our understanding of the complex genetic, biochemical, metabolic, cardiovascular, and reproductive issues associated with PCOS. This book presents a comprehensive overview of recent clinical developments in identifying the phenotypic expression of women with PCOS resulting in a completely new recognition of its phenotypic variability. Metabolic and cardiovascular consequences of the syndrome are discussed in detail. Advances made in dealing with secondary forms of PCOS-like syndromes are presented as well as specific therapies of clinical manifestations and their outcomes. Additionally, a number of hot topics are included presenting genetic developments, endothelial causes leading to unfavorable outcomes, and novelties in therapeutic approaches dealing with metabolic and reproductive consequences. Covering phenotypic characteristics, diagnostic criteria, central pathophysiological mechanisms, metabolic, cardiovascular and reproductive aspects, and modern therapeutic approaches, this book is a useful tool for general practitioners, gynecologists, pediatricians, internists, endocrinologists, as well as cardiologists.
Adult acne, unwanted facial hair, trouble getting pregnant-these symptoms may indicate polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition affecting one in 10 women in North America. Here, two women who have had PCOS provide strategies for boosting fertility."An extremely important book for the millions of women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome."-Barry Sears, PhD, author of The Zone
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, sometimes called Syndrome X, is a widely under-diagnosed, multi-symptomed hormonal disorder with critical health consequences.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex condition relating to a hormone imbalance of the ovaries. It can cause irregular or absent menstrual cycles, reduced fertility, excess facial/body hair growth and an increased risk of diabetes. An estimated 10% of the adult female population - approximately 2 million of the 19 million adult women in Britain - are affected by PCOS. Written by a consultant endocrinologist and a dietician who run a PCOS clinic at a major hospital in the UK, this book aims to help women better understand PCOS and manage their condition. The book comprises concise chapters offering practical advice on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of PCOS. The book also includes a useful section dedicated to weight management as well as a resource section including GI and calorie tables, and a list of helpful websites. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Facts is an invaluable resource that will empower women with PCOS with the knowledge to take control of their health and provide them with strategies to cope with their condition.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reproductive health problems of women. Despite this, its effective treatment remains a significant challenge to the medical profession. This second edition (published 2007) of a highly successful and well-reviewed book is a thorough update on the syndrome, its aetiology, pathology, impact on infertility, and effective medical management. Every chapter has been extensively referenced and completely revised and updated. New chapters cover: hyperinsulinemic insulin resistance; new treatments including in-vitro maturation; paediatric origins, including the Barker Hypothesis; adrenocortal dysfunction; polycystic ovary syndrome in non-western societies; surgical treatment of obesity associated with polycystic ovaries, and treatment with vitamins and minerals. The book is a reference text for all clinicians with an interest in reproductive endocrinology, including gynaecologists, IVF specialists and obstetricians.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome discusses the use of animal models in the study of PCOS the occurrence of ovarian and adrenal abnormalities, cardiovascular risks, abnormal insulin secretion, and endothelial dysfunction in PCOS modern therapeutic modalities, such as manipulation of diet and lifestyle, metabolic phenotyping, and treatment of hyperandrogenism the effect of PCOS on long-term health Exploring the direct and indirect effects of PCOS in each stage of life, from puberty and adolescence to adulthood, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is an in-depth and illuminating source for obstetricians and gynecologists; medical, reproductive, and pediatric endocrinologists; practitioners in family, internal, and pediatric medicine; epidemiologists; developmental biologists and toxicologists; and scientists and medical students in these disciplines.
Here’s the book that will take you step-by-step from diagnosis to a position of empowered health choices for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is very common condition that affects at least 1 in every 10 women. Yet it is largely undiagnosed and often poorly managed. It affects women all over the world. PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that can affect your appearance, monthly cycles, fertility, mental health and longevity. PCOS differs from person to person, so understanding what to look for and how to diagnose the condition is critical for good care and getting your body back on the right track to health and happiness. Easy-to-read but not skimping on details this book is the perfect choice for women who want to understand PCOS and choose a healthy and vibrant life as a PCOS woman. Whether you are struggling with weight loss, acne, hair loss or growth, infertility or serious complications like heart disease and insulin resistance/diabetes, this book explains how your hormones are disrupting your life and provides insight into how to regain your balance. The chapters include the following topics to help you understand PCOS: What is PCOS? The common symptoms and complications How disrupted hormones are effecting your body How to get the correct diagnosis for PCOS What tests are required to confirm your diagnosis A positive diagnosis - the 4 types, and how to understand your type so you can tailor your management strategies towards fixing your unique combination. The newly diagnosed PCOS group of "slim sisters" breaking all the stereotypes. It also looks at the "why me?" behind a PCOS diagnosis and explains what is currently understood about the causes. Genetic factors- which includes a detailed explanation and pictures to help you understand how you may have inherited PCOS from your mother or father, and why you may have PCOS but your sister does not or the likely hood of you passing PCOS onto you own daughters. Environmental factors - which includes info on how your diet effects your hormones, the role of Insulin in PCOS and nutritional deficiencies that could be contributing to your PCOS. Medication induced factors Readers have found this book to be jam-packed full of "Ah-ha!" moments and insights into how to regain balance, health and happiness as a PCOS woman. Knowledge is power - start learning today with instant download of the e-book and start living the life you deserve.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a classic female infertility condition affecting an estimated 6-10% of all women, many of whom are unaware of the problem. A disease that affects women from adolescence to menopause, PCOS is the single most common endrocrinologic abnormality affecting women. This book is an edited collection of writings that comprehensively covers the disease, from diagnosis and epidemiology of PCOS to clinical evaluation.
Are you a woman who suffers from one or more of the following? 1. Abnormal hair growth? 2. Excess weight? 3. Infertility? 4. Irregular or erratic menstrual cycles? 5. Do you feel like no one understands what is going on with your body, including your own doctor? If so, then you may have PCOS. What is PCOS? PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and affects approximately 10% of women in the United States who are between the ages of 15 and 69 (10.5 million people). Why should I read this book? 1. Educational. "Pocket PCOS" aims to help educate and empower women who have the disease, along with their spouses, family members and friends. 2. Hopeful. While being honest and realistic, another main goal of "Pocket PCOS" is to give hope. While there is currently not a cure for PCOS, Mr. Hearn and Dr. Minassian show women how they can treat and manage the symptoms that come with having the disease. 3. Informal writing style. "Pocket POCS" treats women with honesty and respect, writing directly to you, a woman who has PCOS. 4. Medically solid- Dr. Shahab S. Minassian is a leader in treating women with the disease. 5. Packed with resources- "Pocket PCOS" includes lists of other books and websites where you can go to receive more information and further help. 6. Personal testimonies. The book includes personal testimonies from seven different women who have PCOS. These womens’ testimonies help to make PCOS real and personal. At times you may feel hopeless as you struggle with PCOS, but through "Pocket PCOS", Mr. Hearn and Dr. Minassian want to encourage you to have hope and remember that you are not alone. There is strength in numbers. You can make it.
Clearly presented and thoroughly up to date, this important text provides an overview of current knowledge of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - its etiology, pathology, and the implications for effective medical management. In contrast with existing titles, this book focuses on the difficulty in making an accurate diagnosis and the consequential problem of identifying the most effective program of management. Key features: * coherent approach, integrating international contributions * first book on PCOS since the Rotterdam Consensus meeting * focuses on clinical manifestations of disease, diagnostic criteria and options for management * illustrated with tables, graphs and charts to explain physiologic principles. Among the most important consequences of PCOS is infertility, and the authors provide clear guidance on the role of new assisted reproductive technologies to overcome this problem.