Should you Take a Multivitamin?

Should you take a multivitamin if you have PCOS? This is one of the popular questions we hear from our patients at the PCOS Nutrition Center. Certainly many with PCOS may be taking other supplements to help manage their PCOS, do they really need a multivitamin on top of those pills? How much is too much? What should you look for in a multivitamin? Here’s what to know about taking a multivitamin if you have PCOS.

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Continuous Glucose Monitors for PCOS

In this blog post, we will explore what CGMs are, how they work, and the pros and cons of using them for managing blood sugar for PCOS.

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Highlights from the PCOS Guidelines

Did you hear? The newly released International evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) were released this week. Designed to provide clear information to assist clinical decision making and support optimal patient care, these guidelines encompass the culmination of the work of over 1,000 health professionals and consumers internationally. These guidelines reflect the newest advancements in PCOS research and offer more insight into better managing and treating PCOS. Here’s what they mean for you.

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What It’s Really Like to Sleep with CPAP

Like so many people with PCOS, I have obstructive sleep apnea. A common condition, sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Sleeping pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and can be accompanied by snoring, gasping, or choking for air. Like many, I was unaware that I had it. Here is my experience getting diagnosed with sleep apnea and treatment using a CPAP machine.

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How to Prevent Diabetes if you have PCOS

Nearly 50% of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) develop pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40. This is alarming statistic highlights the need for aggressive interventions that can reduce the chances of women with PCOS developing diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be prevented. The first step is getting educated about why PCOS can lead to diabetes and what you can do about it. Below are some of the best proven ways to lower your risk for developing diabetes if you have PCOS.

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7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Vitamin B12

Do you have a B12 deficiency? People with PCOS need to make sure they are getting enough vitamin B12. Why? Metformin, oral contraceptives, and common heartburn medications can deplete levels of vitamin B12. Conditions that interfere with nutrient absorption, such celiac or Crohn’s disease, can also affect levels of B12.Here are some common signs and symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency.

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