Pcos: The Hidden Epidemic
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, sometimes called Syndrome X, is a widely under-diagnosed, multi-symptomed hormonal disorder with critical health consequences.
Hardcover, 494 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Perspectives Press (IN)
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I've read a couple books on PCOS, and this one has much more information about the biological and medical reasons behind PCOS, how to seek help and where to seek it from, how to deal with symptoms, and gives a much more expert level of advice compared to a couple of the other books that I've read. It is a longer book, but it is structured well and it's easy to find the chapters and sections you are most interested in, or that are the most applicable to you. While other books might offer recipes...more
In my opinion this is the best possible book you can read if you have PCOS. It tells you EVERYTHING, including which blood tests to have and ALL of the conventional treatment options. There is also a little bit of discussion of alternative treatments, but that is very superficial. There are some alternatives worth considering, but for that you will have to look elsewhere. That said, if you want to know everything your doctor might not even know about PCOS, this is the book to read.
So when my Doc asked me how much internet research I did after she diagnosed me with PCOS, she about fell on the floor when I told her I read a book instead. Working at a library will do that to you, make you check the books first, then the web. If you are looking for a "medical" explanation of what PCOS is, with all the hormonal, metabolic and technical detail, than this book is a good resource. I certainly gained understanding about myself after reading this book. Even so, this book is now ove...more
Very good explanation of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) side effects, treatment plans and fertility treatments. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Thatcher, who is a wonderful man and well known embryologist, and he gave me good counsel. This was my textbook for quite a while.