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Polycystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS), named after the cysts that may form in the ovaries, is a hormone disorder that causes irregular menstrual cycles, obesity, and infertility, among other symptoms. If untreated, it can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and uterine cancer. This is a book about and by PCOS women (coauthors Boss and Sterling both have it; physician Legro is an expert on the syndrome), which is evident in their easy-to-understand descriptions of the disorder, its symptoms, medical diagnosis, and treatments (including alternative methods) as well as the emotional impact. Colette Harris's PCOS: A Woman's Guide to Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (LJ 8/00) is a more difficult read (more medical jargon with a more British slant) but does offer a four-point management plan to combat the disorder. Both volumes are valuable to any women's health collection, but Boss and Sterling's is preferable to an American audience with its easy-to-read format, separate chapter on infertility, and important references to national organizations like Resolve. (Index not seen.)DLisa A. Errico-Cox, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Contains inspiring stories from affected women and information about diagnosis and treatment." -- Jane Brody, New York Times

"This book is a tool for gaining information to take charge of PCOS." -- Kristin Rencher, Executive Director, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Addicus Books; 4th Printing edition (December 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886039496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886039490
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,724,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was easy to understand and very up-to-date.
Ruth Craig Koguchi
This is certainly a book I would recommend for anyone diagnosed with PCOS or their family members to help them understand more about what is going on with your body.
Suzette M. Wright
After reading the book you feel you are not alone and you can be hopeful that there are ways to deal with this situation and conquer it!!!
Roberta Marquard

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
With three new books out about PCOS I eagerly looked forward to this book. What good info! Easy to read! Maybe too easy? The information found could be found in intro articles about the condition. the other two new books out at the latter end of 2000 are much more information for the "in need of info patient" If you know very little this book is a great start, if you have the basics down look elsewhere.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Tammy on December 15, 2000
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I read this book and found it be very informative. It's written in plain english with no big complicated words, therefore easy for any person to read. Through study, I have found that there are many women out there who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome and they don't know alot about the disorder , which causes irregular menstrual cycles, excess facial and body hair, weight gain, and adult acne. It's also a leading cause of infertility and if left untreated, the condition carries long term risk for endometrial cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. This book sheds light on the condition, it explains it well, talks about over-coming symptoms, choosing a doctor, getting diagnosed and coping with the emotional impact. I think the book is very informative and I highly recommend it to all women, if you don;t suffer from polcystic ovary syndrome, chances are you might know someone who does.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Linda D. Tillman on July 19, 2001
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This excellent book is a comprehensive reference source. From definition to treatment, from resources to pregnancy efforts, this book is a must-have for anyone with PCOS. As a fertility coach, I recommend this book to the women I am coaching who struggle with this syndrome.
This book is simple to read, well-organized and packed full of information. It's also a small book, and can fit into your purse or bag for easy reading. I love books that I can read on the run, can carry with me, and can get a lot out of a few pages. This book fits the bill. I have read a lot about PCOS, but this is the best compact guide that I have read yet. For lots of basic, helpful information, buy this book!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Craig Koguchi on January 4, 2001
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I live in Japan and have found a wonderful doctor. However, the language barrier has made it hard for me to understand my condition. This book was easy to understand and very up-to-date. It is written so that anyone can understand it. My doctor is even borrowing it now for more info.! Great book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 25, 2002
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I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and bought every book I could find on the subject. After reading all of them, I still think that this is the best choice. It has so much information that is easy to understand. I found out some things about this syndrome that I had not been aware of before, all thanks to this book. The book breaks down all the information on the subject to make it easy to comprehend. I placed an order for several other books so that I can give them to family members who don't understand much about this condition. I also ordered a copy for my doctor!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl D. McKinney on October 2, 2001
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I purchased the book as a gift for my niece who was recently diagnosed with PCOS. She was amazed when she recognized symptoms she had for years and some she hadn't even recognized. She felt the book was so informative she plans to give a copy to her doctor.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jill Guntur VINE VOICE on January 7, 2006
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I got this book and another "PCOS the Hidden Epidemic" It was nearly embarassing to own this one once I'd read the other. After being diagnosed I received care from a specialist with this disorder. It isn't widely understood and most doctors are fairly ignorant about the issues of PCOS. This book simply offers some of the same poor information that standard doctors have. If you are facing this issue, I recommend the other book. It is much more indepth and answers questions this book doesn't even know to ask.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 17, 2002
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This book is very easy to read and will be a great help to the newly diagnosed woman with pcos.
It offers practical information that supplements info found on the major PCOS sites like SoulCysters.com, or PCOSupport.org.
What sets this book apart from other pcos books is the comprehensive section on non-traditional treatments for PCOS, like herbs.
Bottom line, imo: Worth buying!
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