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I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2005, which I managed successfully with birth control until 2012. Since then, I've lost 38 pounds and started trying to have a baby with my husband. Here are some of the ridiculous things I've heard from the 3-4 doctors I've visited:
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|Much of the information about PCOS focuses on weight loss,
but what if you are a lean woman with PCOS?
Dr. Daniel Dumesic joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about lean women with PCOS. Dr. Dumesic is Professor and Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects one in 10 women, yet most people are uninformed about the condition. PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility and the most common endocrine disorder in younger women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing PCOS and all the symptoms associated with it.
The best way to manage PCOS is to mentally prepare ourselves for life-long behavioral changes and adjust our lives so that we are living the healthiest way possible. That is what the PCOS Challenge will do for us. The PCOS Challenge is a program that brings women with PCOS together to support each other in the difficult journey to turning our lives around and trying to reverse PCOS.
PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. With over 30,000 members, we are one of the largest and most active support organizations for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome worldwide. We touch the lives of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through cable television and radio programming, online and offline support groups, and education and awareness initiatives. Since our programs began in 2009, we've helped many women find answers that have helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for life-threatening related conditions.
I've been keeping you all updated on my progress with my PCOS dietary changes. It has been so exciting to see and live the changes that are taking place in my body. Okay here is a recap.I have been…Continue
I have been a Low Carb / High Protein girl for years and could drop down enough weight to wear a size 18 or 16 but not really any more. There was always something I couldn't figure out that would…Continue
My name is Amber and I'll be 32 in February. I've been happily married for 5 years (and very unhappily infertile). I was diagnosed at age 14, but definitely had NO idea the pain this disease would…Continue
The main thing I need to say is why in the world did it take so long for me to make this decision!I have the most annoying, thick dark hairs on my chin and neck and I simply grew weary of looking at…Continue