Many women with PCOS struggle with disordered eating, for a number of reasons. Even though disordered eating does not necessarily mean an eating disorder, it is absolutely something that we need to be aware of. Find out why we are prone to disordered eating and what we can do about it.
PCOS and Cholesterol are closely linked and up to 70% of us have higher cholesterol than we should have. There are no symptoms of high cholesterol but it is a silent threat. So, in this article, I share with you everything you need to know about PCOS and Cholesterol, including how to lower it naturally.
Anxiety is one of the symptoms that is not often spoken about when it comes to PCOS. But, for those who are dealing with it, it can be debilitating. In this article, find out the link between PCOS and anxiety and some of the things that you can do to manage it.
One of the questions that I am often asked is, “How does PCOS affect us as we age and reach menopause?” Our hormones change, our bodies change. And we know that we have PCOS for life so how will these changes impact on our PCOS. Well, there’s some good news and not-so-good news.
30-50% of the general population have a specific gene mutation that impacts on the body’s ability to use folic acid. This can result in folate deficiency and make your PCOS symptoms that much worse. So, in this article, we explore MTHFR and what it might mean for you.
PCOS is strongly associated with sleep apnea. This contributes to the fatigue and drowsiness that we so often struggle with. You may be struggling with sleep apnea and not even realise it. Here are some strategies to help you manage PCOS and sleep apnea.
We know that PCOS has some secondary health issues and it’s important that we stay in contact with our doctors on a regular basis. There are also a couple of things that we need to look out for. So, the next time you do see your doctor, be sure to ask them these 5 questions…
Facial hair can be one of the most frustrating symptoms that really impacts on our self esteem. It is something that comes up time and time again in my Facebook groups and on the Facebook page. So, I’ve done the research and have some suggestions of things that we can do to manage our facial hair.
Having an irregular menstrual cycle is one very common symptom of PCOS. And it can trying to conceive very difficult and very frustrating. If we’re not ovulating regularly, our fertility is going to affected. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to kick start your period.
PCOS and Hypothyroidism are often closely linked and many women with PCOS also struggle with their thyroid. It’s important to manage your thyroid health because it will be very difficult to see improvements in your PCOS symptoms if your thyroid is out-of-kilter. Find out more about thyroid health and PCOS.
We know that many women with PCOS have insulin resistance which can develop into diabetes. But we may have also heard our doctors talk about pre diabetes. What is the difference between all of these, and more importantly, how can we avoid getting diabetes all together?
It is easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information we have available to us. It’s like wading through a river in flood and we can be swept away with the current. Well, I’ve done been through the river and come out on the other side. Here are 10 things you can do to improve your PCOS.
Women with PCOS are prone to chronic inflammation as part and parcel of PCOS. It’s important to manage that inflammation. Not only can inflammation result in pain and discomfort, it can also make insulin resistance worse. Here are some ways that you can deal with inflammation.
That afternoon slump… When you just can’t keep your eyes open… You can’t really think straight… All you want is your bed. Feeling this way is actually pretty common in women with PCOS. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are ways that you can beat the brain fog with PCOS
Sometimes even the people closest to us struggle to understand PCOS and all that it means to us. One of the ladies in The PCOS Master Plan asked me how to explain PCOS to her partner. So, I wrote a letter to my husband to help him understand (and maybe you could share it with yours).
So many of us struggle with our weight. It is so easy to put it on and just so darn hard to lose. Special diets, loads of exercise, nothing seems to help. The good news is that it is possible to lose weight with PCOS, if you address your underlying PCOS and hormone imbalance.
Losing weight with PCOS can feel virtually impossible, no matter how hard you try. Well, there’s good news and bad news. Your PCOS is making it hard to lose weight. But here is the good news. There is something that you can do about it. First, you need to understand what is happening in your body.
You may have thought that acne was a thing of the past. That as you left your adolescent years, your skin would clear up. Unfortunately this isn’t the case for a lot of women with PCOS. Our raging testosterone levels often wreak havoc on our skin. Here is what you need to know about PCOS and acne.
One of the more distressing symptoms of PCOS is hair loss or alopecia. It can really impact on self esteem and make women self conscious about the way that they look. Alopecia is often caused by high testosterone levels. Here are some things that you can do about it.
Hair loss with PCOS can be a frustrating and embarrasing syptom – something that women suffering with this symptom is normally very aware of. Hair loss is often as a result of high testosterone levels. Here are some things that you can do to restore your hair health if you are struggling with hair loss.