A Patient's Guide to PCOS: Understanding--and Reversing--Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Macmillan, Mar 21, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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A comprehensive guide to polycystic ovary syndrome, from a leading authority on the condition
One in ten American women of childbearing age is affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to some degree, and many suffer from serious symptoms, such as infertility, early miscarriage, chronic pelvic pain, weight gain, high blood pressure, acne, and abnormal hair growth. PCOS is by far the most common hormone imbalance in women of this age group, yet few women understand the threat it poses to their health—or how to prevent it.
In A Patient's Guide to PCOS, Dr. Walter Futterweit, a foremost authority on PCOS in America, tells women everything they need to know about this condition and how to treat it. Drawing on his twenty-five years researching and treating the condition and his ongoing long-term study of more than a thousand women with PCOS, Futterweit discusses
• what PCOS is and how it affects your body
• what to eat and how to exercise to control PCOS
• all the treatment options, including the latest drug therapies
• how to reverse PCOS-induced infertility and restore
healthy skin and hair
• resources for preventing, diagnosing, and treating PCOS

This comprehensive guide contains everything women need to know about PCOS—from identifying warning signs and seeking a diagnosis to finding emotional support in recovery—to regain their health and resume their lives.

 

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Contents

What PCOS Can Do to You
3
PCOS and Insulin Resistance
27
PCOS and IRS
37
A Tangled Web
48
Getting a Diagnosis
57
Right Foods Right Way
74
Lets Eat
111
The PCOS Exercise Program
139
Staying Pregnant
169
Saving Your Skin and Hair from PCOS
178
The Emotional Impact of PCOS
193
Resources
205
References and Background Reading
211
Glossary
229
Acknowledgments
238
Copyright

Getting Pregnant
153

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About the author (2006)

Walter Futterweit, M.D. F.A.C.E., F.A.C.P., is co-chief of the Endocrine Clinic and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Author of more than 100 papers and numerous textbook chapters, he lectures regularly before lay and professional groups, conducts ongoing research about PCOS, and maintains a private practice in Manhattan focused on PCOS. He is married and lives in New York City.

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