Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Paperback | February 15, 2008

byMohgah Elsheikh, Caroline Murphy

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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 infertility, 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 teaching 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 andtreatment 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.

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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 infertility, 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 adul...

Dr. Mohgah Elsheikh is Consultant Physician and founder and head of the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome clinic at the Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK Ms Caroline Murphy is Dietician at the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome clinic at the Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Rea...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.55 inPublished:February 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199213682

ISBN - 13:9780199213689

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Table of Contents

1. What is polycystic ovary syndrome?2. What causes polycystic ovary syndrome?3. What are the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome?4. What are the health risks associated with polycystic ovary syndrome?5. How is the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome made?6. Controlling insulin resistance7. Coping with stress8. Treatment of irregular or absent menstrual periods9. Treatment of subfertility10. Treatment of excess body hair11. Treatment of hair loss12. Treatment of acne13. Before you begin to try to lose weight14. What should you be eating?15. The physics of weight loss16. Exercise and weight management17. Preparing to lose weight18. PCOS, carbohydrates and the glycaemic index19. Alternative dietary approaches20. Behavioural aspects of losing weight21. Your individual weight loss plan22. Management of obesity - the role of drugs and surgery23. Weight maintenance - the bits 'diets' don't tell you