by Jillian Stansbury and Sheila Mitchell
Comprehensive and current information for a disorder that affects 5 percent to 10 percent of all women of reproductive age.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder which is characterized by a variety of symptoms like ovarian cysts, menstrual cycle irregularities and infertility. It is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women and many women are not aware they have PCOS, which can lead to serious complications beyond infertility and menstrual problems like chronic obesity, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disorder and ovarian cancer.
PCOS needs to be better understood by women to help resolve infertility issues and to improve general health and longevity. This book provides the information all women need to know about the cause and process of PCOS, and sets out a plan to prevent this condition and treat it effectively. Chief among these treatments are dietary therapy, nutritional supplements, and medicinal herbs.
Part 1 -- PCOS Overview