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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

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Why do PCOD patients gain weight?

Obesity and PCOD PCOD, otherwise known as Polycystic Ovarian Disease, can cause infertility, oily skin, and weight gain, among other things. Roughly 70% of women that are diagnosed with PCOD are obese and here is why: Let’s think about PCOD

Posted in Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms

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