Friday, March 11, 2011

What Nurses Know ... PCOS

Publisher: Demos Health
1st edition - April 6, 2010
Paperback: 168 pages
ISBN-10: 9781932603842
ISBN-13: 978-1932603842

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 Nurses Know…PCOS sheds light on this common condition and its symptoms. Well organized and clearly written, it gives readers all the information they need and want, including who gets PCOS and why; different types of treatments, both traditional and alternative; dealing with body image issues; complications; coping strategies; and more. Sidebars and boxes call attention to new research findings and topics of particular interest. Additional resources include online tools and PCOS-related websites, as well as lists of support groups. 

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