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What Nurses Know ... PCOS

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Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common endocrine disorder that affects as many as one in 15 women. The symptoms often begin in adolescence and include weight problems, lack of regular menstruation, and excessive amounts of male hormones. While the causes are unknown, insulin resistance, diabetes, hirsutism, and obesity are all strongly correlated with PCOS. What N ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Demos Health (first published 2010)
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Carol Brannigan
Feb 01, 2011 Carol Brannigan rated it liked it
Shelves: reference, er-arc
Since I have been diagnosed with PCOS, I had high hopes for this book. The information presented was accurate, well organized and I am sure I will refer to it from time to time. The only downfall, is much of the information is more of a common sense/common knowledge aspect. Even for people who don't suffer from this- its still always a good idea to be at your ideal wight and to exercise and eat right. These aspects, while good advice aren't overly helpful in the long run. "Easier said than done" ...more
Feb 19, 2012 Kat rated it liked it
Recommends it for: women with PCOS
This is the first book I've read on the subject, but I've done a lot of reading online from various medical sites & medical forums. This read probably like any other medical book - a lot of it wasn't "in plain english" for me to understand, but I got the gist of it because of other stuff I'd read on the subject.

Really there wasn't much more here to learn other then the fact that depression & anxiety can be triggered and intensified by PCOS. And here I thought it was my old age creeping
Mar 30, 2014 Kelly rated it liked it
This is a good book to read if you are interested in a basic overview of the condition, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Jan 19, 2016 Leah rated it really liked it
Had lots of wonderful information that helped answer a lot of questions I had.
Jun 01, 2015 Iva rated it really liked it
It's an excellent read on the basics of PCOS and PCOS treatment with some great detail on medication, diet and exercise. It is a must read if you are struggling with PCOS or want to better understand what's going on with a relative, a friend or a partner with PCOS.
Aug 22, 2010 Samantha rated it liked it
Good place for those just learning about PCOS to start. At the end of each chapter there are excellent resources for further reading. Perhaps what I enjoyed most were the "testimonials" in each chapter from two women who have PCOS. They did a good job of showing the reader that the symptoms and experience of having PCOS is different for everyone, and that what may be true for one person is not necessarily true for all.
Jul 22, 2013 Kara rated it liked it
There are a few other books that are much better as far as the topic of PCOS goes. This book was not terrible, but it was very much an overview of different topics and did not go into any depth.
Angie Wolters
Jan 29, 2013 Angie Wolters rated it liked it
Very informative but basic knowledge in this book. I was able to read it in an evening and only had about two moments of aha, new knowledge, in this book.
Jan 06, 2014 Allets rated it it was amazing
This book was extremely informative. I wish that I would have found it sooner!
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