What does a diagnosis of PCOS really mean? Dr John Eden, women's health and hormone expert, identifies the causes, dispels the myths, and explains how to manage this silent epidemic. This is a much needed account of the polycystic ovary, written by an international expert. Women and their partners will find the information on this common disorder fascinating and very readable. John Studd, DSc, MD, FRCOG, Professor of Gynaecology, Imperial College, UK Women with PCOS are often initially fearful when given the diagnosis - this book will help reassure them and it will also provide them with evidence-based guidance for making decisions about which treatment to use and when to use it. Professor Cindy Farquhar, University of Auckland Up to one in every four women has polycystic ovaries. Of these women, seven out of 100 suffer the effects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Symptoms include acne, excess hair, weight problems, irregular menstruation, infertility and even diabetes. Yet this common hormonal condition often goes undiagnosed. At last, there is a book that dispels the myths and answers all your questions about how to identify and treat the symptoms of PCOS. * What causes PCOS? * How do hormones work? * How is PCOS different from simply having polycystic ovaries? * If I have PCOS, am I infertile? * How can I clear up my acne, lose weight or reduce unwanted hair? * What is the connection between PCOS and diabetes? In this easy to understand, comprehensive guide, Dr John Eden offers the latest advice about managing PCOS. His expertise in this area will give you the confidence and knowledge to ask your doctor the right questions and make informed choices.