News and research, Stages of life, Support, symptoms

iHOPE PCOS programme

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

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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.

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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

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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 Stories

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

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Express yourself…

Recently we were contacted by Laura Ellis who has written a poem about having PCOS and how it makes her feel. By writing this she hoped to share her experiences, show others they're not alone and to raise awareness about the condition and what it feels like to live with it. POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME BY… Continue reading Express yourself…

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Big Fun Run 2014

This year Verity are taking part in the Big Fun Run. It's a 5k and don't worry you don't have to run it, you can walk! We thought this would be a great way to give everyone a fitness goal, raise awareness of PCOS and funds for the charity all at the same time. The… Continue reading Big Fun Run 2014

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Verity on Air 107.2

Recently our Dorset local group leader and Verity volunteer Karen was interviewed on her local radio station Air 107.2 by the Airy Fairies. Karen had the unique opportunity to discuss PCOS, it's symptoms and it's psychological effects on those who suffer from it. You can listen to her interview below: Small things like this allow… Continue reading Verity on Air 107.2