10 Questions about insulin and sugar

All the studies agree about that: PCOS, sugar (glucose), and insulin are closely correlated. Researchers also completely agree about the huge impact these factors have on the fertility: if a woman who suffers from PCOS doesn’t take care of her diet and doesn’t keep her weight (overweigh) under control, she…

Fight insulin resistance with the exercise

Telling you that a healthy life made of a good diet and some regular exercise is quite useless as nowadays everyone knows that. But giving you the reason why it is important may help you; the explanation is important to understand the influence it may have on the PCOS. PCOS…

Test: PCOS quiz

Se ti sei collegata a questo sito, e se stai leggendo questo blog, probabilmente ti stai chiedendo se: “Ho la sindrome dell’ovaio policistico anche io?”. Probabilmente hai dei sintomi che possono farti pensare che, forse, sei anche tu in questa condizione. Il test che è riportato qui sotto, contiene delle domande…

See the doctor when

Do you know that the 15% of women find out they have PCOS just by chance? No symptoms, or unclear ones, nothing which may forecast PCOS. What about the other cases? Which signs should convince us to see a doctor? Let’s look into them one by one Extra hair growth,…

Why me?

Finding a good answer to this question-the one a lot of women make, is quite complex. The actual cause of PCOS isn’t clear yet, but it is the result of several factors, determined by the connection of various elements: genetic, hormonal, metabolic, environmental, it is not just a defect in…

How might doctors make a PCOS diagnosis?

Who do you have to ask for if you want to get a clear diagnosis about PCOS? Your GP, the gynecologist, the endocrinologist, the dermatologist are the specialists you may ask for advice and help. How can you get to a proper PCOS diagnosis? Just one test isn’t enough at…

Strolling around the story of the PCOS

PCOS dates back far in time. Scientists Stein and Leventhal first describe it in the 1935, as a condition where the ovaries appeared enlarged, translucid and marmoreal. It was common among women with extra hair (hirsutism), overweight and amenorrhea (lack of period). At the beginning PCOS was considered just as…

What is the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

Have you seen your gynecologist because of some disorders in your period? Have you seen your dermatologist because of some acne or sudden growth of extra hair? Have you seen your doctor because you have been gaining weight; have you been wondering if your hormones aren’t working properly? Your doctor…

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A short acronym, PCOS. Let’s take it for granted… if we get a medical diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, we don’t know if we must feel relieved or start to worry. PCOS affects between 5% and 15% of the women in the reproductive age. It is an endocrine and metabolic…