A Patient's Guide to PCOS: Understanding--and Reversing--Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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.
This book can save your life!
By Dreamer2008 - May 6, 2006
This book is wonderful! I've been learning more and more about PCOS, little by little, since being diagnosed with it four years ago. I had problems with PCOS symptoms since I was a teenager, but no doctors knew what PCOS was at that time. We are so lucky to have all of the information on PCOS now, and that doctors are taking women with PCOS symptoms seriously.
This book is extremely informative and helpful! Although I've been gradually learning more about PCOS, there is still a lot that I need to know -- and this book covers just about everything you need to know. I really like how things are explained, so that you can understand what your body is going through and why certain things happen because of PCOS.
Great eating plan, and helpful hints on how to stick to a healthy plan too. The glycemic index is great to have on hand. I've heard a lot of success stories from women who have eaten by this index, and by following plans similar to the eating plan listed in... read more
Finally, a survival guide for PCOS sufferers
By M. Lancet - March 26, 2006
I was recently diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 29 and after reading this book, realize that I have probably have had this since I started puberty! I was diagnosed two months before this book came out and finally received my copy the other day...I never anticipated a book so much. Finally, I have a guide book for this syndrome! Dr. Futterweit is one of the nation's foremost authorities on this condition and has spent his life researching and treating this condition. This book is the ultimate guide to understanding PCOS, getting a correct diagnosis (as symptoms are variable among all women and are sometimes diagnosed incorrectly), eating and exercise habits to help reverse the condition, as well as strategies for alleviating many other horrible symptoms like excess facial hair, acne, thinning scalp hair, etc. As I devoured this book I found myself saying over and over, "wow, this is my life". The book is written in such a great tone. While some of the 'understanding PCOS' parts... read more
Informative but a little lacking
By Sera - November 3, 2007
I've recently been diagnosed with PCOS and I found this book helpful, but nothing new really after the information I got from my obgyn (I guess I'm lucky like that). What I found really useful and extremely helpful in this book were the different options for treatment. What I was frustrated with was the diet plan. I understand that it's not made for everyone, but the fact he recommends eating 1,100 calories a day seems alarming to me, since fitness experts today never advide going under 1,200. Overall, a worthwhile read despite the disappointing diet plan.
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