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Do You Know If You Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Posted by Sasha Ottey on September 10, 2015 at 8:30am 3 Comments

There is so much confusion surrounding PCOS, and there is quite a bit of debate going on in the medical community as well. In the US, there is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) criteria for diagnosing PCOS. There is another diagnostic criteria by the Rotterdam European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)/American Society of…



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PCOS Awareness Symposium 2015 - Atlanta Highlights

PCOS Advocate reporter, Renetta Dubose and ABC News Channel 6 covered the
PCOS Awareness Symposium in Atlanta this past weekend with two news stories about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ‪PCOS Awareness Month‬ and the PCOS Challenge educational symposium that brought together nearly 300 people to learn and share about the condition.
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PCOS Awareness Symposium 2015 - Los Angeles Highlights

Welcome to PCOS Challenge

PCOS — Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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.


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Join Over 30,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

PCOS Challenge, Inc. is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advancing the cause for women and girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, serving over 30,000 members. 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.


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Minimum and maximum amount of time spent on EXERCISE?

Started by Pooja Patel in Nutrition and Exercise for Women with PCOS. Last reply by Jami rowley on Saturday. 7 Replies

Hi ladies! I am new to this forum and am excited to connect with you all. I do have a question. I wanted to know what you ladies have come across when it comes to determining how much you should…Continue

okay, now 6 weeks into No Gluten, No Dairy, Low GL, and No Soy...

Started by Carri Johnson in PCOS and Metabolism. Last reply by Carri Johnson Nov 17. 13 Replies

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

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After 20 years of Low Carb - High Protein...I have just changed! Boy what a difference!

Started by Carri Johnson in Nutrition and Exercise for Women with PCOS. Last reply by Carri Johnson Nov 16. 18 Replies

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

31 yeara old, diagnosed at 14, didn't understand how much PCOS would effect my life later on!!!

Started by Amber West in Introductions. Last reply by distressed Sep 6. 30 Replies

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


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