Assalamo-alaikum and hi to you all My name is Diyanah knows as Dee to a lot of people. I am a 36-year-old British Pakistani. I suffer with PCOS and other health issues and use my experiences to support others. Fasting with a chronic health condition It has come to that time of the year again Continue Reading
PCOS-er And Proud!
By Ritu Bhathal Remember the time you huddled together with your friends, proudly exclaiming you’d finally got your period? Remember that girl standing on the outskirts, not joining in with the conversation? That was me. Remember when you’d joke about the pains, share your remedies, your experiences? Remember that girl, smiling and nodding, but not Continue Reading
Surviving Mothers Day
For some of us, Mother’s Day is hard. For me there is constant reminder of what I have missed out on, what PCOS has taken away from me. If I had the choice, I would cancel Mother’s Day. Hide away for the day and ignore everything leading up to it. But I can’t and I Continue Reading
Major research project aims to improve treatment for those with polycystic ovary syndrome
A major £2.4 million research project is underway at the University of Birmingham aimed at improving treatment for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS affects at least ten percent of all women and causes irregular periods and difficulties trying to conceive. Most women with PCOS have high levels of male hormones, known as androgens, Continue Reading
PCOS: Only a Reproductive Disorder?
Elizabeth Schneider, MS If you’re like me and ever curious about your body and its functions, you’ve probably ‘Googled’ your condition, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This search typically yields the same sort of results about PCOS symptoms: ‘irregular menstrual periods, excess body and facial hair, obesity, infertility, etc.’ Having done this a few times, I, Continue Reading