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PCOS Story: Rachel on never giving up hope on her fertility journey

Post by Rachel, Verity chair (CN: mention of weight loss and miscarriage) One of my earliest memories is being 3.5 years old and playing mummy with my cabbage patch doll. It’s all I ever wanted to do and be and I knew I would do whatever it took to make it happen - one way… Continue reading PCOS Story: Rachel on never giving up hope on her fertility journey

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4 things that help me deal with period problems PCOS causes

It’s important to remember PCOS affects everyone differently but I wish I had access to this kind of information at the beginning of my journey. Here’s four of my biggest period problems and what I’ve found that helps.

Awareness, Excess hair, Fertility, Lifestyle, Newly diagnosed

Monthly Update: PCOS News and Research

Here's what happened around PCOS news and research in April: PCOS can be controlled through lifestyle changes The Times of India interviewed Dr Manuj Sharma who explained that doctors in India are reporting an increase in the diagnosis of PCOS as unhealthier lifestyles have been adopted eg erratic working hours, stress, little exercise and unhealthy… Continue reading Monthly Update: PCOS News and Research

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Monthly update: PCOS in News and Research

Here is a round up of PCOS news and research in March 2015 Heavy Breakfast, Light Dinner recommendation A new study from Israel looking at the balance of calories over a day in relation to the control of blood glucose in diabetics found that the same diet, high calorie breakfast and low calorie dinner, helped regulate… Continue reading Monthly update: PCOS in News and Research

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Monthly Update: PCOS in Research and News

Here's a round up of PCOS in the news this February, it's been a busy month! All About Ovarian Cysts This is a well rounded article detailing the different types of ovarian cysts that occur and why you can have ovarian cysts but not necessarily have PCOS. PCOS and Hospital Admissions A recent retrospective study… Continue reading Monthly Update: PCOS in Research and News

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PCOS in Research and News

As part of my new commitment as a Trustee of Verity is to start giving you monthly updates and PCOS and it's reported research and news activity. Hopefully this will also cast a light and how little publicity it gets as a syndrome and the type of publicity that it does get. So this first… Continue reading PCOS in Research and News

News and research, Support, Uncategorized, Weight management

Updated RCOG guidelines on PCOS

Today the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have updated their guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS. Dr Thozhukat Sathyapalan, co-author of the new guidelines, also stated that PCOS is a common disorder that affects 20% of women, so 2 in 10 rather than the widely accepted 1 in 10. Under the Rotterdam… Continue reading Updated RCOG guidelines on PCOS

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PCOS and Diabetes

We've known for a while that PCOS increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It has been believed until recently that reducing our weight can stop this from happening. However recent research shows that regardless of BMI and age range women with PCOS are still at an increased risk of developing this. Doctor Melissa Chiasson… Continue reading PCOS and Diabetes