Why is PCOS Undiagnosed

Why is PCOS Undiagnosed

As the symptoms are multifactoral, I think it is hard for anyone who is not living what you are living to completely understand the impact a syndrome or disease can have on you personally. For many who support you, they have to sit back. offer support and in essence let you go through a very personal process. I was confused, anxious and desperate to find answers and solutions, which put a strain on all of my interpersonal relationships.

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PCOS Petition via Change.Org

PCOS Petition via Change.Org

For women to make informed decisions about their health management, the information upon which they base their decisions should be accurate, current, based upon well-performed research studies, and obtained from well-informed and well-trained physicians and other caregivers. This information must be easy for the general public to find and understand. There are many sources of information available on the internet please visit us on Twitter to be connected with more information and professionals treating PCOS and their symptoms and support initiatives such as the PCOS National Initiative petition

PCOS Petition over 14k signers:

https://www.change.org/p/nih-recognize-pcos-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-as-a-significant-health-concern-demanding-national-attention-and-government-support

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PCOS and Vitamin D

PCOS and Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency affects upwards of 90% of women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  Did you know that Vitamin D is actually a hormone within the body?  Don’t worry; I did not either! I believe this is why being deficient can cause such an uproar within our bodies. Vitamin D3 is fat-soluble vitamin and dissolves within the intestinal tract and also helps our bodies absorb calcium. 

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Spearmint for PCOS

Spearmint for PCOS

The blog below is written by Ashley Rogers.  Ashley is one of my Admins on our PCOS Facebook support group.  She has spent many years researching and reading studies in order to help her own PCOS symptoms.  Like many of us Ashley does also see her doctor regularly, but also is aware that Natural treatments seem to sometimes be are best bet with ridding ourselves of certain symptoms. We both love spearmint and when I requested she write a guest blog for me, we both instantly said Spearmint!  I also firmly support the use of spearmint tea and capsules and have seen the benefits.  You can grow your own, as it grows very easily in a planted in a pot or outside in a garden, purchase the dry leaves or tea online and/or get the spearmint in capsule form.  The best price I have found is from Swanson brand vitamins.  To talk more with Ashley, please click the tag above to join our private Facebook group.  She always makes herself available for advice.

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Why PCOS Matters; a guest blog from a dear friend and fellow advocate Ashley Levinson

Why PCOS Matters; a guest blog from a dear friend and fellow advocate Ashley Levinson

Author: Ashley Levinson
Twitter: @PCOSgurl
(April 6, 2016 Sewell, NJ)

Up to 10% of women worldwide are affected by a syndrome known as #PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, an endocrine disorder affecting multiple body systems. However, many of these women, medical professionals and the public have no idea of what PCOS is or why it matters.
So, lets break down Why PCOS Matters....

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