Polycystic ovary syndrome is diagnosed in one out of every ten women at reproductive age. Thecondition is characterised by irregular periods, increased levels of androgen manifested as acne orexcessive hair growth, and multiple cysts that can appear in the ovaries on an ultrasound scan. Many with PCOS experience difficulties in maintaining a healthy weight, having… Continue reading Research call out: Living with PCOS – a structured education programme
Earlier this week, on 9th March 2021, a new study was published from the University of Birmingham that has shown a 'significantly increased risk of COVD-19' in those with PCOS. In a very simplified way, this study looked at GP records of women from January - June 2020 and compared the rates of COVID-19 infection in those… Continue reading PCOS and COVID-19 risk update
Verity was able to attend the virtual AE-PCOS conference during the first weekend in November. The Androgen Excess and PCOS Society are an international group of professionals researching and improving the understanding of conditions related to androgen excess such as PCOS, Adrenal Hyperplasia, Idiopathic Hirsutism and Premature Adrenarche.
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were found to have a higher risk of developing psoriasis
As you may have seen on social media recently September was PCOS awareness month and wow, what a month we had! This year has been particularly exciting for us as we have received so much support and raised more money than ever before during such difficult circumstances and unprecedented times. 2020 has been a very… Continue reading Thank you for supporting PCOS Awareness Month 2020!
Hi everyone, my name is Lisa Thomas and I’m a trichologist. (Trichologists are specialists in the science of the structure, function and diseases of human hair and the scalp). I have my own clinic in Pembrokeshire and treat many ladies with hair loss caused by PCOS. In this article I will share some information with… Continue reading Guest Blog: Trichlogist, Lisa Thomas, explains how you can overcome hair loss caused by PCOS
Post by Caroline Andrews, Trustee of Verity. Us trustees have been diagnosed for years and are privileged to have worked with some of the top professionals in the country so we may know more than most about PCOS. It was not always that way, at one point we were just like you, newly diagnosed. I’m 37 now… Continue reading PCOS Story: What I wish I had known
Guest post by Samantha Bailey, nutritionist and registered dietitian. It can be really easy to take in lots of extra calories, almost without realising you’re doing it if your desire to eat isn’t based on how hungry you are but on how you feel. Although it’s become a bit of a joke in films and… Continue reading Are you an emotional eater?
Guest post by Charlotte Footman I have been a qualified electrologist for over 25 years, practising in West London and specialising in treating women with excessive hair growth problems arising from hormonal disorders and in particular Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I have over 20 years of experience working within the NHS, formerly in dermatology at The Hammersmith… Continue reading Managing excess hair at home
Guest post by Sharon Newson Hello – my name is Sharon Newson and I am a specialist personal trainer (BigPictureLiving.co.uk) and a Year Two PhD student at Huddersfield University (firstname.lastname@example.org), researching the impact of living with PCOS in relation to physical health, emotional wellbeing, and exercise. I was diagnosed with PCOS thirty years ago, although I… Continue reading How to stay active during lockdown