Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Angela Best-Boss, Evelina Weidman Sterling, Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.
It’s estimated as many as 10 million American women have PCOS—polycystic ovary syndrome. Most of these women have never heard of the hormonal disorder, but are often painfully aware of its symptoms: irregular menstrual cycles, excess facial and body hair, weight gain, and adult acne. PCOS is also a leading cause of infertility. If left untreated, the condition carries long-term risks for endometrial cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
In Living with PCOS, authors Angela Boss and Evelina Weidman Sterling—both of whom have PCOS—and Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D., a nationally-recognized physician on PCOS, shed light on this under-reported, under-diagnosed endocrine disorder. Among the topics they cover:
- Causes of PCOS
- Overcoming symptoms
- Choosing a physician
- Getting a diagnosis
- Receiving the best medical treatment
- Infertility and getting pregnant
- Coping with the emotional impact of PCOS
“This book is well written and easy to understand.” —The Consumer Connection
A winner in the 2011 National Health Information Awards! Living with PCOS was awarded the Silver Award in the “Patient Education Information” category.