One of the many symptoms women suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) experience is excess hair growth. This is not true for all women because the symptoms of PCOS are highly variable, and can just as often include hair loss. But certainly, unwanted hair growth on the face and body are common symptoms.
Acne is sometimes written off as a problem mostly faced by teenagers, and wrongly so. In reality, there are plenty of cases of adults who develop acne, even well past age 30! This is especially true of women suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal imbalance that can cause not just problems with ovulation, […]
There is no shortage of treatments for infertility and anovulation in the world. Some of them are legitimate, scientific remedies. Some are home-based cures—“old wives’ tales,” as it were. Still others exist in the realm of popular myth and lore. For the woman grappling with fertility issues, especially those diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), […]
Typically speaking, it’s probably best not to look for instant gratification in the medical world. After all, most illnesses are not cured overnight, and those expecting instant progress are bound to be disappointed. With that said, women suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) should know that there are steps they can take to start getting […]
It’s increasingly trendy to forsake conventional medical routes in favor of “natural,” or holistic medicine. And of course, the desire to go all-natural with your nutrition and healthcare needs is completely understandable; the hope is to get all the positive effects of medicine with none of the harmful side effects. But are natural remedies really […]
The concept of a support group sometimes gets poked fun at in our culture, but the truth of the matter is that a support group can make all the difference in the world, at least to those who need it. Addiction recovery programs know this; they are fully aware of the importance of support and […]
If you’ve ever been diagnosed with a hormonal disorder, or any other kind of disease of the endocrine system, you know full well just how complex of a system it is. Certainly, women who have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) know it without a doubt. The hormones of our body are responsible for so many functions, […]
There are few experiences more traumatic or frustrating for a couple hopeful to conceive a child, than finding out that they have a fertility issue, and that conceiving will be either difficult or impossible. This is the case with as many as one in six couples trying to conceive for the first time. The myriad […]
The tragic thing about PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is that it comes with many different symptoms and effects, presenting itself in different ways in different women. This makes it hard to diagnose, and it also makes it hard for women to know exactly what they should be doing to treat it.
If you are well aware of the major contributing factors of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), then you are probably not at all surprised that it has been linked to Diabetes. Insulin Resistance, the inability of the cells of the body to allow insulin to convert glucose into energy, is a common cause that connects these […]