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Chef Charles has been a featured guest on Dr. Oz, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart Radio and
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Welcome to PCOS Challenge

PCOS — Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

It is estimated that more than 1 in 10 women are afflicted with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), yet most people are uninformed about it and have no idea that such a condition exists. Women with PCOS experience a combination of symptoms that can lead to serious conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and infertility. In fact, PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in 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
Join Over 21,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. With over 21,000 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 helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for life-threatening related conditions.

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PCOS Skin and Hair Concerns

Acne, hair loss, hair growth, are a few of the skin concerns for women with PCOS. This is a group to share solutions for common PCOS skin problems.
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PCOS Diet and Nutrition

Diet and nutrition is important in PCOS management. Share good nutrition and weight loss tips with group members.
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A Bunch of Facial Hair? Here's How to Make Hair Removal Near "Painless!"

Posted by Monica Leftwich on December 21, 2013 at 10:08am 0 Comments

I had electrolysis treatments done earlier in the year for my idiopathic hirsutism. And most of the hair, after 10 treatments, have not returned!!! Yah!!!

But after relocating and being far away from my electrologists, I am now in the market for a new one. I do not miss the pain related to electrolysis but I have found a way to make the pain way less than what it was, maybe even completely gone!

Proper use of numbing creams make the world of difference! But I have to…



losing battle

Started by Bri in Depression and Mental Health with PCOS. Last reply by Kay Gill Apr 12. 2 Replies

Ok so I'm new to the pcos community but I've been a part of the back and hip pain and also irregular period communities for years I've been clinically depressed since.i was 14 around the time of the…Continue


Started by Chelsea McClean in Hair and Skin Issues with PCOS. Last reply by Brittany Burrow Apr 7. 24 Replies

I have been diagnosed with PCOS a few months back, it came to my attention because I have a lot of dark facial hair and also hair everywhere else! This is so embarrassing and has got me really down,…Continue

Does metformin really help?

Started by Mila Denise in PCOS and Fertility. Last reply by Danielle N. Duncan on Monday. 31 Replies

Hello I'm 25 and was diagnosed with pcos when I was 18. I'm just now taking charge and trying to do something about it. I am also trying to conceive and I have been hearing a lot about metformin. Now…Continue

Tags: pcos, cycle, medication, regular, fertility

What Diet Plan

Started by SarahG in Nutrition and Exercise for Women with PCOS. Last reply by Jessica Marlis Mar 27. 11 Replies

Hi EveryoneI was wondering if anyone has a definitive basic guide for losing weight with PCOS. Am really struggling, metformin seems to have really nasty effects and no weight loss. It just feels…Continue



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