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Oral contraceptive plus spironolactone safely addresses androgen excess in PCOS
PCOS women treated with a combination oral contraceptive with spironolactone were not at increased risk for metabolic or cardiovascular complications, according to findings published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause: What you need to know
In this article, we look at the connection between polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause. Learn about the symptoms, the role of hormones, and management. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Common ovarian cyst condition linked with higher diabetes risk
Reuters Health - Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are four times more likely than women without the condition to develop type 2 diabetes and to be diagnosed at an earlier age, according to a large study in Denmark. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Risk of Diabetes at Early Age Quadrupled in Women With PCOS Risk of Diabetes at Early Age Quadrupled in Women With PCOS
High BMI and fasting blood glucose are best predictors of future type 2 diabetes risk in PCOS patients, while a greater number of pregnancies seemed to lower risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Women with PCOS are 4 times more likely to get diabetes
Sufferers of PCOS can develop insulin resistance. A Danish study found women with the common ovary condition are diagnosed with diabetes 4 years earlier than other patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes risk four times higher in women with PCOS
New research finds that women with polycystic ovary syndrome are at a much greater risk of type 2 diabetes than women without the syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Researchers reveal link between PCOS and type 2 diabetes
Women who have PCOS have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are diagnosed at an earlier age with the condition, according to a new study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers reveal link between PCOS, type 2 diabetes
(The Endocrine Society) Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) and are diagnosed at an earlier age with the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. The nationwide study is the first to show a connection between T2D development and PCOS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PCOS Diagnosis: One Size Does Not Fit All PCOS Diagnosis: One Size Does Not Fit All
Experts say a more thoughtful, deliberate approach to PCOS diagnosis is needed to avoid labeling and harming some women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EndoBreak: SUSTAIN 7 Trial Success; PCOS Overdiagnosis?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - August 18, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Adiponectin from fat tissue can give protection against PCOS symptoms
A new study, published inPNAS, reveals that adiponectin can protect against obesity and insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Does PCOS Cause Weight Gain?
Title: Does PCOS Cause Weight Gain?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - August 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Long-Term Health Consequences Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Long-Term Health Consequences
This review explores both the short- and long-term health impacts of polycystic ovary disease. How does phenotype effect metabolic and other risks of PCOS?Seminars in Reproductive Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Melbourne woman cleared acne by healing her gut
A Melbourne woman has spoken about how her hormone imbalance left her with skin covered in aggressive acne. Emma Maidment, 25, was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries three years ago (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Shows Benefits for Stress Incontinence, Not for PCOS-Related Infertility (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Two new trials in JAMA report mixed findings for acupuncture: One shows that acupuncture may help treat stress urinary incontinence, while the other shows no effect on infertility … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, But Not Infertility Due To PCOS
TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture: Yes for Urinary Incontinence, No for PCOS Infertility (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two acupuncture studies find different outcomes in different conditions (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Acupuncture may not be effective in treating infertility
(Penn State) Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to an international team of researchers. The finding casts doubts on previous smaller trials that have suggested that acupuncture may improve reproductive function in women affected by infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is too much SUGAR stopping you from falling pregnant?
Australian nutritionist, Michele Chevalley Hedge , shed light on Polycystic ovary syndrome and said that while there are some cases with unknown causes, some are thought to be linked to sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why dancing is good for your health
Whitney Thore had gained nearly 100 pounds. It stemmed from polycystic ovary syndrome, and she found it hard to accept her larger figure. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin resistance observed in girls with PCOS, regardless of BMI
Normal-weight adolescents with PCOS show insulin resistance, changes in postprandial glucose disposal and post-exercise muscle mitochondrial dysfunction, according to findings published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

10 Facts Women Should Know About Endometrial Cancer
The most common cancer of the reproductive organs in American women is endometrial cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that for the year 2017, around 61,380 new cases of cancer of the body of the uterus will be diagnosed and about 10,920 women will die from cancers of the uterine body. These figures include both endometrial cancers and uterine sarcomas. Since endometrial cancer is a fairly common cancer in women, the more women know the facts about this disease, the greater their chance of knowing what symptoms to be aware of in order to have it diagnosed as early as possible, improving the likelihood of surviva...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin vs Myoinositol in Obese PCOS Patients Metformin vs Myoinositol in Obese PCOS Patients
Which is the more effective treatment choice for obese patients with PCOS?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Do I Face My Greatest Fear Of Being Childless
”You’re running out of time,” said my OB/GYN following my latest exam. Does she think I don’t know my own age? I wondered. “The last time we talked, we discussed that this is the best time for you to get pregnant,” she continued. “So what’s going on?” It took me a moment to process the gravity of what my doctor was saying. I felt my stomach drop and tears begin to form as I thought about how my greatest dream was slipping away. I’ve always wanted kids. In fact, I can’t imagine my life without any. Yet, time is passing by and I’m not closer to motherhoo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Effects of Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation in PCOS The Effects of Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation in PCOS
A new study examines the beneficial effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on the metabolic profiles of patients with PCOS.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

'Boring Self-Care' Drawings Celebrate Everyday Mental Health Victories
The first #boringselfcare I drew . . . . . . #edfam #edfamiliy #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalillness #drawing #art #illustration #psychosis #ocd #depression #anxiety #gad #bpd #selfharrm #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #eatingdisorder #anorexia #promarker #art #illustration #chroncillness #spoonie #spoonies #spooniesunite A post shared by Hannah Daisy ️‍ (@makedaisychains) on May 11, 2017 at 6:32am PDT What constitutes an act of self-care? The internet is full of suggestions on how to prioritize oneself, ranging from meditation to hot tea, prayer to yoga, face masks to nap time. Although such rituals are...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Signs You Should Talk To A Doctor About Fertility
Andrea Syrtash was first hospitalized at the age of 14 for painful and heavy menstrual cycles due to endometriosis. She had no idea her condition would affect her fertility ― and even if she had known, she may not have thought to address it without guidance from her doctors. After six years of trying to conceive, Syrtash, who’s now in her 40s and works as a relationship and dating expert, recently founded pregnantish, a website for singles, couples and LGBTQ people who are trying to conceive.  “When you’re a teenager, it’s not on your mind,” she said. Had she known, “I migh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clomiphene Citrate-induced Visual Hallucinations Clomiphene Citrate-induced Visual Hallucinations
This case raises awareness of an unusual and disturbing side effect associated with clomiphene citrate, used to induce ovulation in polycystic ovary disease and infertility.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Could an Antibody Test Serve for Simple Diagnosis of PCOS? Could an Antibody Test Serve for Simple Diagnosis of PCOS?
"Groundbreaking" research represents a paradigm shift in demonstrating autoimmune etiology of polycystic ovary syndrome and could potentially lead to a cure, an investigator says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Angry so many questions, am I being punished? – Helen ’ s story
The post Angry so many questions, am I being punished? – Helen’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Hi. OK here it goes. Linda helped by taking time to send me a book, writing back emails etc. So I guess we need each other all of us. From a very early age I started my periods at 11 on my eve of 12th birthday. I was never told what it was, despite having 2 sisters and 3 brothers. I was the youngest coming from a Irish catholic background. My dad was strictest with me. I suffered with mine. Really bad. I would go through pads in 10 mins up to 2 every 2 hours or so. I would bleed straight through to...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories heavy bleeding PCOS Source Type: news

25 Tweets Show How Much Trumpcare Could Punish Women
On Thursday afternoon, the American Health Care Act passed in the House by a slim margin ― and the effect it will have on women specifically could be devastating.  Simply put, the bill would allow states to discriminate against women. Before Obamacare, insurers could consider the following pre-existing conditions: being pregnant, having had postpartum depression, being a survivor of sexual assault, having had a C-section or being a survivor of domestic violence. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions, meaning if you’re deeme...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCOS Is a Lifelong Disorder:'Be Vigilant'PCOS Is a Lifelong Disorder:'Be Vigilant '
Dr Ricardo Azziz provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of PCOS. The key, he says, is to remember that this disorder is chronic.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Photographer Creates Emotional Series To Show What Infertility Feels Like
A powerful photo series is highlighting the anguish of infertility. Las Vegas photographer Abbie Fox captured stunning images of local optician Victoria Hamilton to illustrate the painful journeys they’ve followed in their personal lives. Both women have struggled with infertility. Fox had a miscarriage last March after two healthy pregnancies and births and was eventually diagnosed with PCOS, which dashed her dream of having four children.  “We have two amazing children and after this last year I have sort of given up the idea of having another child,” Fox told HuffPost. “It just wasn&rsq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men Struggle During Infertility And Pregnancy Loss Too
In the three years that Thomas Smialek and his wife Sara have been trying to have a baby, they’ve endured two miscarriages and multiple failed infertility treatments. But this latest round of in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, has been especially challenging. Not only are they shelling out thousands of dollars in insurance co-pays and taking time off work to drive three hours round trip from their home in Marion, Illinois to their fertility clinic appointments in St. Louis, but Smialek, 33, can’t shake the feeling of being left out. While his wife and their doctor seem to talk over him during their conversations a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Men Struggle During Infertility And Pregnancy Loss Too
In the three years that Thomas Smialek and his wife Sara have been trying to have a baby, they’ve endured two miscarriages and multiple failed infertility treatments. But this latest round of in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, has been especially challenging. Not only are they shelling out thousands of dollars in insurance co-pays and taking time off work to drive three hours round trip from their home in Marion, Illinois to their fertility clinic appointments in St. Louis, but Smialek, 33, can’t shake the feeling of being left out. While his wife and their doctor seem to talk over him during their conversations a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Writes Moving Letter Addressed To Her Infertility Struggles
A mom wrote a moving letter addressed to her previous infertility struggles to share what she learned on her journey to get pregnant. In a letter shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page, Desiree Fortin first wrote, “Dear Infertility, I hated you.” Throughout her message, she detailed the grief she endured before she became pregnant with her triplets. “[Infertility,] you steal dreams. You break hearts. You bring grief. You consume lives. You are the reason I couldn’t get pregnant on my own. You drowned my heart in deep misery from the inability to become a mother how most women do. Yo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss in PCOS normalizes anti-M üllerian hormone concentrations
Adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity who lost weight saw reductions in anti-Müllerian hormone concentrations, according to research published inClinical Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture to improve blood sugar regulation in overweight and obese women
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help regulating blood sugar levels in overweight or obese women who are unable to exercise, and in women with PCOS.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Eat healthily and avoid alcohol to treat your PCOS
Infertile women are often so desperate to conceive that they are prepared to make drastic dietary changes, including cutting all carbs, which can wreck havoc on the body, a UK fertility expert said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Use of Triple Drug Cocktail Improves Ovulation in PCOS Early Use of Triple Drug Cocktail Improves Ovulation in PCOS
A treatment regimen combining two insulin sensitizers with an antiandrogenic agent may improve ovulation rates and metabolic parameters in girls with polycystic ovary syndrome before they were sexually active.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome early may help prevent later drop in fertility
(The Endocrine Society) In adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), bringing the amount of abdominal visceral fat and liver fat down to normal restores ovulation, normalizes the symptoms of androgen excess, and may help prevent future subfertility, new research from Spain suggests. The results of the study will be presented Tuesday, April 4, at ENDO 2017, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Metabolic profile differs between transgender adolescents & teens with PCOS
Metabolic disease risk among adolescents transitioning from female to male and adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome differs, despite similarly elevated serum testosterone levels, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Factors Associated With Dissatisfaction in Women With PCOS Factors Associated With Dissatisfaction in Women With PCOS
A survey of women with polycystic ovary syndrome provides insight into the experiences and satisfaction of those diagnosed with the disorder.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Factors Associated With Dissatisfaction Women With PCOS Factors Associated With Dissatisfaction Women With PCOS
A survey of women with polycystic ovary syndrome provides insight into the experiences and satisfaction of those diagnosed with the disorder.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metformin improves PCOS clinical but not metabolic or endocrine outcomes
Metformin improved clinical outcomes, including reduced BMI, waist-to-hip ratio and blood pressure, in women with PCOS, but did not affect metabolic or endocrine outcomes, according to findings published inCurrent Medical Research and Opinion.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Two years, multiple doctors often needed to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome, study shows
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder – and most common cause of infertility – affecting 9 to 18 percent of women around the world. Despite the prevalence of the complex and chronic condition, one-third of women diagnosed with PCOS saw at least three health professionals over the course of two years before receiving a diagnosis, acc ording to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

PCOS: A Diagnostic Challenge?
(MedPage Today) -- How many doctors does it take to diagnose PCOS? Too Many (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

PCOS Common Reason for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Adolescents PCOS Common Reason for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Adolescents
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common etiology for severe abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescents, and should prompt early screening for hyperandrogenemia, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Insulin resistance and polycystic ovary syndrome
(Bentham Science Publishers) Insulin resistance represents a major issue for people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder which is very common in young women, according to a new analysis of available data carried out by Dr. Paolo Moghetti, Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Verona, Italy. His study reviewed information on epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathophysiology and treatment of the impaired insulin action frequently found in women with the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news