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PCOS for Dummies


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Practical advice and information for living with Polycystic Ovarian SyndromePolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which there is an imbalance of a woman's female sex hormones, and affects an estimated 10% of all women. This hormone imbalance may cause changes in the menstrual cycle, acne, small cysts in the ovaries, difficulty conceiving, high blood pressure, ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by For Dummies (first published July 20th 2011)
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Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book is good for someone who is newly diagnosed with PCOS. I was diagnosed more than 21 years ago, so this was not a great read for me as this book contained a lot of information that I already had courtesy of my doctor. One other complaint I have about the book is that it pushed the use of artificial sweeteners like Splenda and I believe that stuff is just as detrimental to your health as sugar. I really would have liked to see the book give some natural alternatives for sweeteners like st ...more
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very helpful. All you need to know in one place.
Sarah Lee
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a book full of information on PCOS, there is quite a bit that I already knew but it would be a good book for beginners and it was a good refresher book for me as well. What I really like is that they are not promoting any one type of dieting such as Atkins, vegetarian, etc...they do talk about Low GI foods being best for you and eating similar to how you should if you were to become diabetic but it doesn't limit or cut out any foods completely. There is no set diet plan but lots of how- ...more
Sep 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, nonfiction
Good if you know nothing or very little about PCOS
Feb 16, 2017 rated it liked it
It read as more of a diet and exercise book. While I understand this helps PCOS, it didn't really help me address the scarier parts of it. I wanted more information on fertility and options. I wanted more information about the medications. I wanted more information on how to get a loved one to understand. I wanted more information about how it affects the mental and emotional states. I know it says its for dummies... but if it didn't say PCOS every paragraph, it could have been a book for typica ...more
Apr 07, 2014 rated it liked it
I have researched pcos to death so nothing was new but I liked it as a little guide book for when I'm overwhelmed about what food to get or not in general.
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The whole thing makes people hopeless especially those who have PCOS. Nothing positive...
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A useful book, although focused on the medical and dietetics model of treatment.
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