Just what is it about PCOS that makes weight loss seem virtually impossible? If you're a woman suffering with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome you'll know just how infuriating weight control is (or perhaps the lack of it). It is frustratingly easy to gain weight and equally frustrating to lose it. Such weight issues unfortunately come hand … Continue reading PCOS & Weight Gain
Women with polycystic ovaries and fertility problems: Do not release an egg (ovulate) regularly Have ovaries that contain many small cystic structures, about 2-9 mm in diameter How does normal ovulation work? In a normal menstrual cycle with ovulation, a mature follicle - which is also a cystic structure - develops. The size of a … Continue reading PCOS & Fertility
This time last year I'd be waking up every morning to a reflection in the mirror that I hated. All I could see were deep, painful, fiery breakouts all over my face. At the time I blamed it on the stress of the final months of Uni but unbeknown to me it was much more … Continue reading PCOS & Acne
As you might imagine, it’s very frustrating for anyone who is affected by PCOS. As prevalent as it may be, it’s also quite misunderstood. I'm the one sat here with a sticky note on my forehead saying "I have PCOS" and I'm reading things online about it that are downright myths. I've read so much over … Continue reading Myths about PCOS
I was about 15 when the nurses told me what was wrong. I’d had some scans done at the hospital after a Dr's appointment left me with some unanswered questions regarding why my periods were so irregular. After seeing some abnormalities (cysts) on my ovaries combined with the other symtoms such as a low mood … Continue reading What is PCOS?