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
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.
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.
Alex Williams, Registered Associate Nutritionist, helps us clear up the misinformation surrounding nutrition for PCOS.
I would like to invite you to take part in an online survey that will explore the experiences of women with PCOS who aim to manage their weight through nutrition.
Help researchers at the University of Cardiff test a new questionnaire to measure how much a person’s health condition affects the quality of life of their partner and family members.
Post by Caroline Andrews, Trustee of Verity. Us trustees have been diagnosed for years and are privileged to have worked with some of the top professionals in the country so we may know more than most about PCOS. It was not always that way, at one point we were just like you, newly diagnosed. I’m 37 now… Continue reading PCOS Story: What I wish I had known
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.
Having received ethical approval to carry out research into exploring the quality of dietary and lifestyle advice from healthcare professionals as well as canvassing opinion on the name of the syndrome (PCOS) if it was to be changed, Dr Yvonne Jeanes and her team have now launched their online survey. Please read below to find out… Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: Research into PCOS name and Weight Management