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Publication Date: 1 Aug 2008
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Page Count: 128
Author: Christine Craggs-Hinton
ISBN-13: 9781847090447

Coping with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

By Christine Craggs-Hinton
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PCOS is a caused by a hormonal imbalance and can result in distressing symptoms such as acne, irregular or absent periods and increased hair growth on the face and body. For some, PCOS will even lead to infertility, hair loss and weight gain.Not all women will experience all of the symptoms and what the sufferer experiences may change over time, which can make the syndrome particularly difficult to deal with. "Coping with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome" has been written to help sufferers to cope with the changing nature of the disorder and its effects. This new edition includes:latest medical definition of PCOS; associated health risks such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and endometrial cancer; causes and associated conditions such as insulin problems; the importance of losing weight; help from your doctor; getting pregnant; diet and exercise; managing stubborn symptoms such as excess hair, acne, and being overweight; complementary remedies; and emotional support.
About the Author
Christine Craggs-Hinton is author of several Sheldon books. Dr. Adam Balen is Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Leeds General Infirmary with a special interest in PCOS.

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