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Living with PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Richard S. Legro MD, Angela Boss, Evelina Weidman Sterlin

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ISBN 10: 1886039496 / ISBN 13: 9781886039490
Published by Addicus Books
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Title: Living with PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Publisher: Addicus Books

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Are You 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 risks 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, along with a nationally-recognized physician, cover such topics as:
 
            ·  Causes of PCOS
            ·  Overcoming symptoms
            ·  Choosing a physician
            ·  Getting a diagnosis
            ·  Receiving the best medical treatment
            ·  Infertility and getting pregnant
            ·  Coping with the emotional impact of PCOS
This book is a reader-friendly tool for gaining control over PCOS.

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Angela Boss is health education director of PCOSA, the international PCOS support group. Her frequent articles on PCOS and infertility can be seen at www.suite101.com and www.conceivingconcepts. com. She is the author of Surviving Your First Year As a Pastor: What Seminary Didn’t Teach You and Heart of a Shepherd: Meditations for New Pastors. Evelina Weidman Sterling is a certified health education specialist and consultant to various nonprofit and government agencies in the area of evaluation and health services research. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard S. Legro, MD, is a faculty member in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Legro’s research and clinical practice are focused on polycystic ovary syndrome—diagnosis, treatment, and genetic/ environmental causes. He has published over seventy-five articles related to PCOS in medical journals and books. He lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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