New Risks of Birth Control Pills for PCOS

Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) have long been demonstrated as a treatment option for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) who suffer from irregular or absent periods. Despite its benefits, OCPs have been associated with adverse health effects in women, even in the teenage years. Some professions question if OCPs are just a Band-Aid and don’t address the root cause of the syndrome. Women who go off OCPs still find that their period is irregular or absent, sending many to fertility clinics for help. If you are a parent of a young girl with PCOS or are a young girl yourself, you may be asking if the pill is really a good idea.This article reviews the risks and benefits of OCPs for young women with PCOS and alternative treatments.

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30 Interesting Facts About PCOS

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Here are 30 interesting facts about this overlooked and under recognized condition that affect at least 10% of women in the United States.

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PCOS and Acne: Natural Treatment Options

Do you still get acne breakouts and it’s been a decade or two since your teenage years? You’re not alone! Learn about natural and effective treatments to get rid of acne for good!

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Natural PMS Relief for PCOS

For some women, having PCOS can feel like living with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) on a daily basis. But for the women with PCOS who have periods, PMS can make you feel even worse, having a significant impact on quality of life. Nutrient levels in the body fluctuate during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Many important nutrients such as the ones listed, are found to dip during the week or so leading up to a woman’s period and may contribute to worsening PMS symptoms. Here are some natural treatments that have been shown in clinical trials to improve symptoms associated with PMS:

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BMI and PCOS: Useful or Useless?

Body mass index (BMI) has been around for decades as a tool to determine if someone is at a healthy weight or not, but is it useful or appropriate for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? We weigh in.

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Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 For PCOS

Emerging research is showing that coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 may offer numerous benefits to women with PCOS,  Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to be involved in improving fertility and pregnancy in women with PCOS. Newer research is showing the potential of Q10 to lower cholesterol and insulin levels as well. Here’s what to know about Coenzyme Q10 if you have PCOS.

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