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 […]
More so than physically healing from the disease, coping with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) on an emotional level is a task that women with this condition must pour their hearts into. Yes, physical recovery is important, but without the strength that comes from understanding, accepting, and emotionally fighting against the illness, physical recovery may not […]
Metabolism is a borderline dirty word to people that are aging. As you age your metabolism slows down and cannot burn fat as quickly as before. For many people, this translates into weight gain, but for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) it can translate into a much more difficult time controlling their disease.
Oftentimes, people associate estrogen with the female reproductive system, but the truth is that without progesterone, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH), the female reproductive system would not be able to work properly. Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) experience abnormalities in their hormone levels, which can lead to issues with their body’s […]
Do you have any idea how many hormones there are in the human body, and how many of our internal bodily functions are dictated by those hormones working in perfect harmony? To put it lightly, the hormonal system is a complex one, and any disease that disrupts it is bound to have serious consequences for […]
To say that the hysterectomy is a relatively routine procedure is not to diminish the real medical issues that women who undergo this procedure must face, but it is nevertheless true: Simply put, the procedure is done all the time. In fact, roughly one in three women in the U.S. undergo a hysterectomy before reaching […]
What’s the best way of treating a disease? Regardless of which disease we’re talking about, the answer is surely that which offers the greatest chance of success at the lowest risk of further damage or health complications. So obviously, an experimental and dangerous surgery is always going to be less desirable than a natural remedy […]
The name of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is perhaps just a little misleading. It is certainly true that this condition can have major effects on the ovaries—but to say that PCOS is primarily an ovarian condition is inaccurate. The truth is that this is a hormonal imbalance—and understanding this fact is integral for knowing how […]