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PCOS Story: Tara Johnston trusted her instinct when seeking her PCOS diagnosis

Hi, I’m Tara Johnston, I’m 20 years old, an English Literature student at De Montfort University and I have very recently been diagnosed with PCOS. I wanted to write this blog for Verity because I believe that PCOS and the issues and symptoms that arise due to this condition are too often overlooked by both… Continue reading PCOS Story: Tara Johnston trusted her instinct when seeking her PCOS diagnosis

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Research call out: Living with PCOS – a structured education programme

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

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Verity at the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society conference

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.

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Thank you for supporting PCOS Awareness Month 2020!

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!

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Managing excess hair at home

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