Any couple that has ever experienced a difficult struggle to conceive can surely testify to infertility as a source of major anxiety, frustration, and even alarm. There are, of course, different treatments and solutions available, but what makes the condition of infertility especially vexing is that pinpointing the source of it can be next to […]
As far as surgical procedures go, a hysterectomy is among the most mundane, the most run-of-the-mill you’ll ever encounter. And that’s for good reason: Simply put, a lot of women have hysterectomies. It is, indeed, one of the most commonly occurring surgical procedures of all, with roughly one third of all women having the procedure […]
There is a clear link between PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and hormones—clear enough that you probably won’t encounter any discussions of this condition without finding quite a few mentions of hormones. Indeed, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is nothing if not a hormonal issue, so any woman who is diagnosed with the condition should make certain […]
There’s an old saying that you’re probably familiar with: Mind over matter. This is a nice thought, but most of us realize that body and mind are connected much more closely than that phrase might suggest. Indeed, anyone who has ever battled a serious illness or a long-term disability will surely attest to the fact […]
They call it the C-word; a sort of ominous description for what is, to many of us, the most terrifying diagnosis possible. Indeed, along with just a couple of other conditions, perhaps, cancer is one of those words we least want to hear coming out of the mouth of our doctor. By contrast, PCOS (Polycystic […]
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). After six months of blood work and doctor visits to an OBGYN, an MD, and an Endocrinologist, I had nearly given up hope of discovering what was truly wrong with me.
Do you ever feel bombarded with messages from the media telling you that “xyz” food is bad for you? One-day eggs are good for you, the next day they are bad for your heart. You need to eat more spinach, less fat, more protein, less sugar… So what’s the bottom line? It all boils down […]
Many health professionals are overwhelmed with patients, diagnosing and treating conditions, and tending to everyone who needs help. So often we rely on doctors and other health practitioners to be and do everything in regards to our conditions and personal health situations. In order to achieve true optimal health, personal responsibility is critical for your […]
Have you ever heard or read about a situation to which you believed you had the solution? Maybe you’ve seen something on the news and thought, “I know how to fix that…I know what to do about that!” You feel trapped in a soundproof bubble, wanting to scream the answers to the person or people […]
We all know about the side effects of PCOS which stem from hormonal imbalance, where androgen levels are significantly increased while other hormonal levels (such as progesterone) decrease. But what is the root cause of PCOS? What creates this hormonal imbalance, leading to all of the nasty symptoms?