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The Importance of Nutrition for Ladies with PCOS and Insulin Resistance

When we eat food, our body breaks it down into glucose (which is a simple sugar). In order for this glucose to be used by our body, the pancreas creates insulin. The insulin helps our body pull the glucose out

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Treatments

The Hormonal Imbalance Behind PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that affects approximately 10 million women around the world.  Although it stems from a hormonal imbalance symptoms can be difficult to pin point, especially for general practitioners and family doctors who Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOS, PCOD) Symptoms & Treatment

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (also commonly called Polycystic Ovarian Diasease, abbreviated as PCOS or PCOD) encompasses a wide spectrum of symptoms.  Just like Endometriosis or Interstitial Cystitis, women who are affected by this disease can suffer Read More…

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PCOS Overview and Symptoms

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine system* disorder that affects the ovaries and sex hormones of women.  It is estimated that between 5 and 10% of women are affected in the United States alone, and many are not diagnosed

Posted in Anxiety, cysts/ovarian cysts, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Medications and Prescriptions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments

Warning Signs of PCOS in Teen Girls

  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is a chronic condition that will affect a woman for the entire course of her life (until menopause or removal of ovaries).  Oftentimes we see warning signs in young girls who become diagnosed with

Posted in Periods/Menstruation, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

Additional Health Risks for Women with PCOS

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is the result of too much testosterone being produced in a woman’s ovaries.  The hormonal imbalance causes a disruption of the menstrual cycle and can lead to unwanted side effects like excessive weight gain, acne, Read

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Androgens and their role in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disease that shows up in many areas of a woman’s body.  Although doctors don’t know exactly what causes it, they do know that women with PCOS have higher levels of androgens in their

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease

Pelvic Pain and Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a medical practice where needles are placed into the skin in order to relieve pain, treat disease, or provide emotional well-being to patients.  Developed thousands of years ago in China, acupuncture revolves around the idea of “qi.”  Read

Posted in Anxiety, Bladder, Depression, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Insomnia, Interstitial Cystitis, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Treatments

New Treatments for PCOS are Being Studied at UC Davis

Researchers at UC Davis are taking steps to providing women suffering from PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, newer and better treatments.  Infertility specialist Antoni J. Duleba and endocrinologist Sidika Kasim-Karakas recognize that current treatment Read More…

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Mentioned in new TLC Show “My Big Fat Fabulous Life”

Whitney Thore, star of the new TLC show, “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” is bringing a lot of attention to PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  Although the show itself is not focused on her diagnosis and treatment, Whitney discloses PCOS as

Posted in Polycystic Ovarian Disease

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