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Entries in PCOS (4)

Monday
Jan232012

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome | What should you do?

In the past few weeks we’ve explored what Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is and shed light on how it develops in as many as one in fifteen women.  As with many diseases and syndromes, there are likely many more women out there experiencing symptoms who have yet to classify them as such.  Also, like many other diseases and syndromes, the development of PCOS involves a genetic predisposition and environmental influence.  What can be done? 

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Monday
Jan162012

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome | How does PCOS develop?

What would you do if your doctor said, “You have this syndrome, but we’re not sure how you developed it”?  Would you let the wind fall out of your sails and give up?  Would you talk to other people who have it?  Would you read research articles to find out as much as you could?

Fortunately, for syndromes affecting as many as one in fifteen women worldwide – like PCOS – there’s a fair amount of research exploring the causes.[i], ii  Most of the recent research suggests that PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) starts during fetal development, but the symptoms do not present until puberty when the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis matures.[ii]   

What?  It may start while a child is developing in the womb,

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Monday
Jan022012

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome | PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a puzzling group of symptoms related to hormone function and fertility in women. There’s no apparent cause for the syndrome, so unfortunately there’s no agreed upon treatment protocol that can be prescribed to work for every woman affected. In this...

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Saturday
Dec242011

Saturday Web roundup - 12/24/11

Interesting articles, studies and other stuff from around the web for the week of December 18. Enjoy!

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