What Nurses Know-- PCOSBook - 2010
Polycystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder, affecting as many as 1 in 15 women. Often the symptoms begin in the teen years 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, will shed new light on this common condition and its symptoms from a trusted source: nurses. Simply organized and clearly written, this book will give readers the answers they need and want. Special Features Include: Numerous sidebars and call out boxes with Nurses Notes and New Nursing Research Points to Definitions of common terms Resources, online tools and specific websites to help those with living with PCOS Lists of support groups.