News and research, Support, Uncategorized, Weight management

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

Trustees

Annual General Meeting

Why do we have an AGM? The simple answer is because we legally have to have an AGM once a year as part of our legal obligations for the Charity and Company. This helps our members (those that belong to Verity) make decisions about the governance of Verity for the coming years. For example the accounts… Continue reading Annual General Meeting

Lifestyle, Media, News and research, Type 2 diabetes

PCOS and Diabetes

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

Awareness, Fertility, News and research, Support

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

Awareness, Discussions with..., Support

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…

Awareness, Events, Fundraising, Support, Trustees, Verity

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

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

Uncategorized

Monthly Update: Fundraising

As a charity we rely heavily on money raised by our members to keep us going. Our main aim is, of course, to raise awareness of PCOS and to support those with it, but in order to do that money plays a big part. Over the past year we have had many of you raise… Continue reading Monthly Update: Fundraising

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