Me and My Hormones: What Can Go Wrong?
This book offers a jargon-free, comprehensive account of the underlying causes of hormone conditions that can affect all ages from birth to adulthood. Hormones play a crucial role in our health, well-being, growth, puberty and sexual development. 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. It will also appeal to readers who simply want to understand about hormones and what can go wrong in the body.
Dr May Ng, MBBS (Hons), FRCPCH, FHEA, MSc, LLM, MBA, PhD, is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool and holds a dual accreditation for specialist qualifications in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. She qualified in Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia, before training in Paediatrics in Australia and the United Kingdom. She completed a Master’s degree in Medical Science in 2005, and was awarded a UK Medical Research Council Fellowship in 2006, subsequently completing her PhD thesis on paediatric endocrinology and diabetes. She also holds an LLM and an MBA in Healthcare Finance, and is the author of over 250 scientific papers. She is actively involved in the development of national paediatric training and policies in endocrine and diabetes, and has won several national awards, including: the University of Liverpool Alumni Award 2019, the Diabetes UK Mary Mackinnon Award 2018, and the UK Diabetes Quality in Care Award in 2015, among others. She serves as Chair of the UK Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians and the National Institute Health Research Clinical Research Network for Diabetes in Children, UK. She is also the author of A Journey with Brendan, detailing a 10-year account of her journey as an autism mum.
“An excellent narrative and scientifically impeccable explanation around a complicated subject area that will be very useful to parents, children and young people during their formative years. Highly recommended reading”
Professor Partha Kar
Consultant Endocrinologist and National Specialty Advisor, NHS England
“Professor Ng explains the complex science of the endocrine system and hormonal conditions in a clear approach. This book is one of the best out there and is packed with information intended for teenagers, parents, students and professionals.”
Medical Student, United Kingdom
"This book written by Professor May Ng is incredibly concise and delightfully readable for parents, teenagers, students and health professionals. Aptly entitled “Me and My Hormone” it provides bite-sized information for readers who wish to learn all about how hormones can affect our growth, puberty, health and well-being”
Professor Ngee Lek,
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Singapore
"May Ng has managed to break down yet more barriers with her 2nd book! As a nurse at the beginning of my specialist career, this book is an excellent, simple, yet informative read all about hormones. This book will become an invaluable resource not only to myself and other practitioners, but also to patients and their families -it’s a must-have book!"
Paediatric Nurse, United Kingdom.
“This informative book provides a simple easy-to-read approach to a complex topic, and the general reader will satisfy a basic curiosity about hormones of the human body and management of hormonal disorders.”
Professor Wan Ariffin,
Professor of Paediatrics, Malaysia
“This wonderful book is essential reading for many families, adolescents and young people who may experience hormonal issues but were afraid to ask. I wished I had this book when my son was diagnosed with hormone deficiency.”
Parent of Josh age 6, United Kingdom
“A very useful book for parents and families with lots of information about how hormones being out of balance can affect growth, puberty and our health. This book should be a blueprint for all readers interested in this topic.”
Mrs Jane Donner,
Parent of Amy age 14, United Kingdom
“Professor May Ng brings a clear voice to the often confusing medically jargoned body of information surrounding hormones and provides a practical comprehensive resource to understand how hormones can impact all aspects of your health.”
Dr Jarod Wong
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Glasgow, United Kingdom
“An explanation of hormone disorders that is easy-to-read, from short stature, early and delayed puberty to thyroid, pituitary and adrenal disorders- a must read and fascinating book which describes different hormonal conditions from birth to adulthood, highly recommended for many who want to know more about hormonal issues.”
17-year-old Amy Stewart,
“A clearly written, easily accessible and thorough book on the role of the endocrine system in children and adolescents. May Ng takes us skilfully through the normal functioning of the hormonal glands before detailing both the problems that can arise and the treatment of these issues in an understandable and logical fashion. This book will be a great addition for both adolescents and parents, as well as those in the medical field who are interested in this area of practice.”
Professor Declan Cody,
Clinical Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, Ireland
“Written by a leader in her field, readers will find a wealth of essential information on the complexities of hormonal disorders in the writing style of May Ng that is user-friendly, clear and readable.”
Professor Michael Weindling,
Emeritus Professor of Perinatal Medicine, United Kingdom
“Finally, a book that delivers an easy-to-understand information about hormone conditions! Me and My Hormone is presented with credible, researched information that is truly a gem for all families.”
“If you are a parent or carer of a child who has been referred to hospital for a hormone problem, this book is an absolute must! If a friend of yours is a carer or a parent whose child has been referred or is receiving care for a hormone problem, this book is also a must for him or her. May Ng demystifies the hormonal systems in one’s body in an admirably concise and easily understood way. Things are explained in plain English and she touches on the common questions you are likely to ask yourself. It is user-friendly and easy to read. I would recommend this book without hesitation to parents, carers and young people with a hormone problem.”
Dr Mohammed Didi,
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Liverpool, UK.
“Me and My Hormone by Professor Ng is a really fantastic resource for so many. It is highly recommended whether you are a patient or parent wanting to know more about hormones, a medical student first encountering the somewhat daunting area of paediatric endocrinology, a junior doctor approaching their membership exams, or a senior doctor as a resource for families. This book is easy to read without lacking in detail or depth. As a trainee doctor, it is without doubt a must have!
Dr Victoria Nesbitt,
Paediatric Higher Specialty Trainee ST8, United Kingdom
“An excellent hormone book which should be on the shelves of consultants, trainees, medical students and anyone eager to know more about hormones. All of the conditions and normal effects of hormones described are succinct and easy to grasp. The sections on transition and solution-focused approach for healthcare professionals are especially useful”
Professor Kenneth Chen,
Consultant Endocrinologist, Boston USA
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