Category: Conditions

9 Posts

  • PCOS and metformin

    Metformin and PCOS: A treatment right for you?

    September 21, 2021Hertility

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects around 1 in 10 people with ovaries (1). Despite being named as an “ovarian” syndrome, PCOS  has both reproductive and metabolic characteristics. Your metabolism describes the chemical processes that take place to keep you alive and your organs functioning normally, such as breathing, repairing cells and digesting food. Many PCOS sufferers are prescribed a drug called metformin to help treat symptoms of the condition. Metformin…

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  • Living With Endometriosis – What I’ve Learnt Along The Way

    September 29, 2020Hertility

    My name is Abbie (@cheerfullylive) and in May 2019 I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis after a 9 year battle with pain.  If you aren’t aware, endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere on the body. These cells breakdown and bleed, causing painful periods, as well as possible infertility, fatigue, bowel and bladder problems, as…

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  • Managing Endometriosis: The Options Post-Diagnosis

    August 31, 2020Eloise Burt

    Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological disorder after fibroids, affecting as many as 1 in 10 women and AFABs. And that’s just the 10% that we know about. If you suffer from endometriosis, you probably know that the biggest symptom is pain… a lot of it. Experiencing such chronic pain amongst other symptoms can not only be damaging physically but decrease your effect your lifestyle dramatically. With little research…

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  • Been diagnosed with PCOS – Now What?

    August 31, 2020Meeladah Ghani

    Perhaps you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and are now left feeling a bit clueless… Well, welcome to the cysterhood! If PCOS is something you’ve never heard of before, it can sound rather petrifying. Your brain may feel like a battlefield and your emotions are sure to be all over the place, but that’s completely normal. Our go-to has become Google for our own investigations, however, there…

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  • Hormonal Acne: The Culprits Behind Your Skin Stress

    August 31, 2020Zoya Ali

    Maintaining healthy skin isn’t always as simple as skinsperts and bloggers may make it sound. Sometimes no matter how much money you spend in the lotion aisle, or how many fads you try, your dreams of perfect skin don’t come true. Often the culprits behind your skin complaints are your hormones which can cause hormonal acne and other skin stresses. The hormones in our body are balanced very meticulously, so even…

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  • PMS or PMDD? Period Blues and Your Mental Health

    August 30, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)  has been around as long as we’ve been having periods. But what used to be a taboo topic and often the butt of sexist jokes, is now an active point of conversation among women. With the period-related chat flowing, the door is finally open for researchers to give women the answers we’ve been waiting for, and it’s interesting to see the impact your cycle could be having…

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  • PCOS & a Dermoid Cyst To Top It All Off

    August 30, 2020Hertility

    Erratic periods I’ve always had a feeling something wasn’t quite right with my hormones. Nothing major… but something a little skew-whiff. Since I was a teenager I’ve had erratic periods. They’re on the light side, making me one of the lucky ones, but sometimes they won’t come for months. Once, just after my final exams at university, my period didn’t come for about 9 months. I’ve always been a normal…

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  • PCOS 101- This One Is For Our Cysters!

    August 30, 2020Zoya Ali

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women of reproductive age. It causes an imbalance of reproductive hormones and affects as many as 1 in 5 women in the UK. Despite the large number of women it affects, many cysters don’t get diagnosed until they are having difficulties conceiving. What is PCOS? “Polycystic”  means “many cysts” and is a syndrome that occurs when a…

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  • Endometriosis Symptoms – Not Just a ‘Painful Period’

    August 29, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    Putting up with periods is one of the many gifts Mother Nature offers to those born with a uterus. And for most of us womb-wielders, period pains are something we’ve probably dealt with at some stage. But how much pain is too much pain? 1 in 10 women and people with female reproductive systems suffer from endometriosis in the UK. Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which cells similar to…

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