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.
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
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.
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.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, sometimes called Syndrome X, is a widely under-diagnosed, multi-symptomed hormonal disorder with critical health consequences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Practical advice and information for living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which there is an imbalance of a woman's female sex hormones, and affects an estimated 10% of all women. This hormone imbalance may cause changes in the menstrual cycle, acne, small cysts in the ovaries, difficulty conceiving, high blood pressure, and other problems. It is treatable, but not curable, and sufferers have to rely on themselves for the long-term management of their condition. If you're living with PCOS, this guide gives you the latest information concerning treatments and research into Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. PCOS For Dummies gives you a practical, plain-English guide to living with and managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. In addition to providing valuable information concerning the causes and symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS For Dummies gives you the facts about the various treatment options that are available, including both traditional medical treatments and alternative therapies. Discusses the causes and symptoms of PCOS Advice for dealing with this disorder Covers the treatments and medicine available in the United States PCOS For Dummies is an invaluable resource for the millions who are suffering from this condition.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age. Providing a state-of-the-art analysis of the connection between insulin resistance and PCOS, this book comprehensively covers a range of topics. It provides an up-to-date and balanced overview of PCOS, with specific attention to the role of insulin resistance in its pathogenesis. It also examines diet and lifestyle factors in the aetiology and management of PCOS.
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.