Robin Nielsen

Could PCOS Be Lurking in Your Genes?

When it comes to understanding the genetic nature of human makeup, the scientific world has made great leaps. From Mendel’s hybrid peapods to the unlocking of the human genome, the study of how our DNA makes us unique has been of interest to scientists for decades. Now, as more and more illnesses, diseases, and other […]

Is PCOS a Phantom Disease?

A condition that results from a hormonal imbalance in women, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is capable of causing a great many symptoms and serious illnesses in the women that it affects. It is estimated that at least ten percent of women of childbearing age are stricken with this syndrome, which can prove devastating to […]

Five Things You Should Know About Polycystic Ovarian Disease (POD)… And How to Beat It!

1. Polycystic Ovarian Disease is common. In fact, the University of California at San Diego reports that it is the most common of all women’s hormonal disorder. Anywhere from five to ten percent of all women of childbearing age are affected by this condition! You might know the disease by its other, more common name, […]

What an Ultrasound Won’t Tell You About PCOS!

The fields of radiology and ultrasound technology in particular, have come a long way. But even with the advanced medical screening procedures that are available to doctors today, medical imaging is still far from perfect. There are still instances in which an ultrasound is not totally accurate—such as with the condition of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome […]

PCOS Help is Here… And It’s Not What You Think!

Can you imagine anything more heartbreaking than a young couple, excited to start a family of their own, trying for months to conceive a child… only to find out that the woman is infertile? It’s a tough thing, yet it is something that many women and couples face. There are numerous root causes of infertility, […]

Do You Have Cushing’s or PCOS? Either Way, Diet Can Help!

A diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a difficult one for doctors to reach sometimes. Part of that is because the string of ovarian cysts that is the disease’s hallmark is sometimes undetected by an ultrasound. Part of it is that the condition comes with so many symptoms; they can be difficult to pin […]

Eat Your Way to Freedom from PCOS!

What could diet and nutrition possibly have to do with ovarian cysts? If that’s the question you’re asking, it’s time to learn the facts about PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)! As it happens, the answer is quite a lot; having the right PCOS diet is arguably the primary step any sufferer of this illness should take […]

What An Ultrasound Does (And Doesn’t) Tell You About Ovarian Cysts

Most women receive ultrasounds on a regular basis, as a key part of their routine medical care. The hope with any ultrasound is that it doesn’t reveal anything unexpected—outside of, perhaps, a surprise but joyous pregnancy! Every now and then, though, an ultrasound will pick up on something—something like ovarian cysts. But what is the […]

Metformin: Is It Really the Best Treatment for PCOS?

If you suffer from diabetes, or have ever had a close friend or family member who was a diabetic, you might be familiar with the name of a drug called Metformin. It is not the only medication prescribed for diabetes, but it is one of the more common ones, and in many cases it yields […]

What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Glucophage (Metformin) and PCOS

Glucophage is a drug that’s used to treat several different medical conditions—including some that it isn’t necessarily intended for. This is not all that uncommon in the world of medicine. Particularly when there is comparatively little research or definitive information about a given health condition, doctors will treat it by using medications associated with other, […]