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.