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PCOS in Girls and Adolescents

M. Tracy Bekx, MD discusses PCOS in girls and women: getting diagnosed, treated and managing health to prevent other illnesses. PCOS View More

PCOS Research: How to Use What We Know to Improve Our Health

Dr. Ricardo Azziz speaks about PCOS research over the past few decades, what we've learned about the condition and how to apply what we have learned to improve the health of women and girls with PCOS. PCOS View More

Stroke Awareness in Women: How at Risk Are You?

Board-Certified Internist and Lipidologist Gregory Pokrywka, MD discusses stroke risk factors and what it means for women with PCOS during Stroke Awareness Month. PCOS View More

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PCOS in Girls and Adolescents:
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M. Tracy Bekx, MD joins the joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about PCOS in girls and women: getting diagnosed, treated and managing your health to prevent other illnesses.

Dr. Bekx is a pediatric endocrinologist who specializes in Adolescent Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Pediatric Diabetes Care. She is co-founder of the Adolescent Multidisciplinary PCOS Clinic at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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.

 

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Join Over 23,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. With over 23,000 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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Update on: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Part II)

Posted by Sasha Ottey on April 23, 2014 at 6:01pm 2 Comments

by Shahab S. Minassian, M.D.

 

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PCOS is a syndrome with both short and long term risks to women. In the short term, it can cause infertility and/or uncontrolled or irregular vaginal bleeding (dysfunctional uterine bleeding) with the possibility of anemia. The infertility results from as obvious a problem as a lack of ovulation to as subtle a…

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PCOS and Infertility-Don't Give Up Hope

Started by Kit in PCOS and Fertility. Last reply by Kit Jul 23. 3 Replies

To all of you women suffering from PCOS and your loved ones going through the infertility track with you don't give up. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 14. My doctor always told me that I would get…Continue

Period every two weeks?! Am I alone here?

Started by Jo in Menstrual Cycle/Ovulation. Last reply by Courtney Danley Jul 25. 6 Replies

Hi ladies! This is my first post here, but I am desperate to find out if others have the same issue as I do... I am beginning to think I am an anomaly.I have had PCOS for the last 11 years, but the…Continue

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Waiting Game

Started by Jordan Bailey in Menstrual Cycle/Ovulation. Last reply by heather alte Jul 20. 5 Replies

Hey yall!I am 23 years old, been married for almost two years. I have known that I "probably" have PCOS for about a year and a half. I have NEVER had a regular period, unless I was on birth control.…Continue

losing battle

Started by Bri in Depression and Mental Health with PCOS. Last reply by Kelly Jun 9. 4 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

 
 
 

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