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Why Are Periods Important?

Why Are Periods Important?

The period or menstruation is a normal biological process that occurs about once a month, in which blood and tissue are shed and expelled from the uterus through the vagina, as a natural part of a woman’s menstrual cycle. While it is an experience shared by almost all...

Experiencing a Miscarriage – The Next Steps

Experiencing a Miscarriage – The Next Steps

While there are many things that can lead to a miscarriage, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is linked to a higher rate of early miscarriage and complications during pregnancy. The loss of a baby, whether at birth or in the weeks or months afterward, is no less...

PCOS and Acne

PCOS and Acne

Acne is one of the classic symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). While it can be very distressing, there are many treatments available for this condition, and there are ways to control your symptoms while waiting for your medications to start working. Living...

PCOS: How to Best Manage Menstrual Pain

PCOS: How to Best Manage Menstrual Pain

The prevalence of menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea) varies, but studies showed that about 16% to 91% of women are affected, and 2% to 29% of them suffer from severe pain.1 It is so common that many women consider it to be a normal part of menstruation. However, it is also...

PCOS and Hair Loss

PCOS and Hair Loss

There are two distinct types of hair problems experienced by women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): excess hair growth, which mainly affects the body and face, and hair loss, which affects the scalp. The medical term for this type of hair loss is androgenetic...

PCOS and Disordered Eating

PCOS and Disordered Eating

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder of the endocrine system in women, characterized by ovulatory problems, weight gain, and signs of excess androgens such as acne, excess hair growth, and scalp hair loss. Many of the symptoms of PCOS can lead to body...

The Best Skincare for Women with PCOS

The Best Skincare for Women with PCOS

Hormonal imbalances associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often bring frustrating skin problems such as cystic acne, oily skin, dandruff, and dark patches on the skin. Although PCOS is not yet curable, these symptoms are manageable. With hormonal...

PCOS and Hirsutism

PCOS and Hirsutism

Hirsutism, the growth of excessive body hair, can be very distressing to those who are affected. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of hirsutism in women. Treating the underlying PCOS can lead to improvement of these symptoms. Let’s learn more...

Hair Removal: What Can I Do about Ingrown Hairs?

Hair Removal: What Can I Do about Ingrown Hairs?

Unwanted hair growth is a common dermatological problem, especially among women with PCOS, and there’s a need for a safe, inexpensive, and non-invasive method of removing hair on a long-term basis. While plucking and shaving are the safest and simplest way to manage...

Finding Support with PCOS

Finding Support with PCOS

PCOS is a complex condition that affects many aspects of a person's health and their life. Researchers revealed that it may also have psychological consequences. Finding support with PCOS, though challenging, can be rewarding. PCOS awareness and support organizations...

Talking to a Therapist about PCOS

Talking to a Therapist about PCOS

Receiving the diagnosis of PCOS is often very difficult. PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility and women with this condition may need fertility treatments to conceive. Symptoms of PCOS such as severe acne, weight gain, and hirsutism can also have a big...

Is Miscarriage More Common for Women with PCOS?

Is Miscarriage More Common for Women with PCOS?

Getting pregnant can be a very exciting time for women with PCOS. You may have heard that for women with PCOS, the risk to miscarry is higher than for those without the syndrome. While this may sound alarming, we want to make sure you know why this is the case, and...

PCOS & Hormones: Everything You Need to Know

PCOS & Hormones: Everything You Need to Know

Hormones play a big role in PCOS: Even though the exact cause of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not fully identified yet, it's thought to be related to an imbalance in the hormones in the brain and the ovaries. But what exactly is the role of hormones in PCOS?...

How Is PCOS Diagnosed?

How Is PCOS Diagnosed?

How is a Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) diagnosed? PCOS has varying symptoms and may look like many other medical conditions, which is why it’s so important that all the different symptoms are assessed. Since there is no single test to get diagnosed with PCOS, other...

PCOS 101: Everything You Need to Know

PCOS 101: Everything You Need to Know

If you are confused about your PCOS diagnosis or PCOS in general, you are not alone. Science still doesn’t have a complete understanding of how the syndrome develops. PCOS is more common than you think, affecting between 5% and 20% of women between the ages of 15 to...

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