Discussions with..., Fertility, Irregular cycles, Management, Real stories, Stages of life, symptoms, Trustees, Trying to Conceive, Weight management

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

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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Discussions with..., Lifestyle, Management, Real stories, Stages of life, Support, symptoms

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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Guest Blog: Trichlogist, Lisa Thomas, explains how you can overcome hair loss caused by PCOS

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

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

Awareness, Excess hair, Fertility, Newly diagnosed, News and research

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

Acne, Awareness, Excess hair, Fertility, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, News and research, Support, Type 2 diabetes, Verity, Weight management

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

Awareness, Events, Excess hair, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, Verity, Weight management

Personal Story: Sharon

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

Acne, Awareness, Excess hair, Fertility, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, Weight management

Verity on the Women’s AM show

In April our very own Verity chair, Rachel Hawkes, was a guest on the Women's AM show on Islam TV as part of their Women's Health Week. Rachel was talking about PCOS, it's affects on those suffering with it and what Verity can provide as a charity by way of support and awareness of the condition. You… Continue reading Verity on the Women’s AM show