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Hospital doctor publishes book about hormones

Hospital doctor publishes book about hormones

by Tom Martin (January 2021)

A Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has published a book about underlying causes of hormone conditions that can affect all ages from birth to adulthood.

Dr May Ng has penned ‘Me and My Hormones: What Can Go Wrong?’ with special chapters dedicated to various common hormonal issues such as puberty timing, short stature, adrenal fatigue, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, diabetes, weight issues and many more.

This book will bring clarity and help the reader understand how hormones can affect aspects of one’s health and body.

Dr Ng is a multi-award-winning paediatrician, with an impressive 5 academic degrees under her belt.

She qualified in Medicine under a full scholarship at the University of Sydney, Australia, before training in Paediatrics in Australia and the United Kingdom.

She said: “Writing this book has been a labour of love. While my first book A Journey with Brendan took more than 10 years to complete, detailing the journey as a paediatrician and mother to my autistic son, the idea for Me and My Hormones came about more than two decades ago when as a paediatric endocrinologist looking after patients, I was not able to source a clear, concise and easy-to-read book which explains all about hormones and things that could go wrong from birth through to adulthood.

“Many of my students, colleagues and families I have encountered over the years wanted to have access to a less medically jargoned, bite-sized source for understanding hormone conditions. I became convinced that this book was needed.

“This book is not meant to be a detailed or exhaustive review of endocrine disorders but is written for everyone who wishes to gain a practical understanding of hormone conditions that can affect their lives. I hope that this book will also be a valuable resource for healthcare professionals, medical or nursing students to read and recommend to those who may wish to increase their understanding of hormonal conditions. The final chapter discusses how healthcare professionals can develop meaningful and supportive ways of communicating with patients and their families.”

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