Guest post by Carol Percy What is the HOPE programme? HOPE is an evidence-based self-management programme that supports people with long term health conditions to cope more effectively. That includes eating well, staying physically active, and following any necessary medical treatments, as well as managing stress, dealing with the emotional impact of their condition and… Continue reading iHOPE PCOS programme
I am currently working on my PhD at St Mary’s University Twickenham, London, which is focusing on mindfulness-based interventions for the management of certain predominant physiological and psychological symptoms of PCOS.
We are thrilled that This Morning decided to do a segment on PCOS today with Dr Shahzadi Harper and welcome to all our new followers. Considering the limited amount of time she was given she gave a decent general overview of the condition and some of the first-line management and treatment options given to patients but didn’t have the time to be more specific and in-depth.
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
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
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
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
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
Recently we've come across a blogger called The Well-Rounded Mama. She is out there to give the right information to those who are trying to conceive or who are pregnant and tend to carry more weight. She advocates to have the right information available without using scare tactics or judging those who are larger. At… Continue reading PCOS Stories
We are delighted to announce that Sharon Newson will be speaking at the Manchester Conference this October on the area of weight loss and nutrition. Below is her personal PCOS story: 'I am 45 years old, single with no kids, and have suffered with PCOS symptoms (excess facial and body hair, weight gain, no periods,… Continue reading Personal Story: Sharon