Tag: PCOS

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  • 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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  • Understanding the Causes of Infertility

    Understanding the Causes of Infertility

    August 3, 2021Meeladah Ghani

    Despite what we may have been led to believe by our teachers and society, getting pregnant is often not as easy as we may think. For many, the journey to parenthood can be a  challenging process, both physically and emotionally. As many as 1 in 7 heterosexual couples experience infertility in the UK, yet the causes are sometimes preventative, or treatable. We’re here to help you understand the different causes…

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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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  • 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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