PCOS And Heart Health

Regardless if you are thin or not, women with PCOS have a higher rate of cardiovascular risk factors. These risks include elevated triglyceride (TG) levels (the blood storage form of fat), blood pressure, C-reactive protein (marker of inflammation and oxidative stress), total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the so-called “bad” type of cholesterol), and low levels of HDL (the “good” type of cholesterol that we should have high levels of). Studies show that as many as 70% of all women with PCOS have elevated levels of LDL cholesterol and low levels of HDL (1,2) both of which are strong predictors of cardiovascular disease. Whether you have abnormal cholesterol levels or not, now is the time to take measures to improve your heart and your health. The following are 5 of the best ways to help your heart.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Interstitial Cystitis?

Do you feel like you have the most sensitive bladder on the planet? Maybe you have frequent urges to urinate (even during the night) or experience pain when you do? You may have a condition known as Interstitial Cystitis.

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PCOS And Your Thyroid: How Nutrition Plays A Role

Thyroid disorders and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are two of the most common (and perhaps overlooked) endocrine disorders in women. Although hypothyroidism and PCOS are very different, these two conditions share many similar features. Here’s what you need to know.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Diet, And PCOS

Women with PCOS sure have their share of dermatological concerns. These include acne, excess body hair growth, and hair loss or alopecia. But there is another lesser known PCOS-related symptom that some women with the condition experience called Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). Often referred to as “bumps” or “boils,” HS can have a significant impact on a woman’s self-esteem and body image. Recent research is showing advancements in treatment options for HS, including nutrition modifications. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Women With PCOS Should Know About Egg Freezing

“Why at twenty-eight years of age are you freezing your eggs?” I received this question a lot from family and friends. But, I didn’t let their lack of education on fertility preservation and unawareness of my diagnosis of PCOS change the decision I made for my future self. And I am forever grateful for the decision I made to freeze my eggs.

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PCOS And Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Treatment And Prevention

If you have PCOS and have been told by your doctor that you have a fatty liver, you aren’t alone. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), commonly referred to as fatty liver, is highly prevalent in women with PCOS, affecting 15% to 55% of women depending on the diagnostic criteria used. The good news is that fatty liver disease is reversible. Here’s what to know.

 

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