Articles Tagged: PCOS

PCOS iconsPCOS: Spironolactone

Spironolactone (pronounced: spi–ro–no–lac–tone) is a diuretic or “water pill” that’s prescribed for people who have high blood pressure and for those who have swelling due to extra fluid, but it … read more

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PCOS iconsPCOS: Insulin and Metformin

Young women with PCOS often have elevated insulin levels and are more likely to develop diabetes. Metformin is a medication often prescribed for women with PCOS to help prevent or … read more

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PCOS iconsPCOS: The Oral Contraceptive Pill

Adolescent girls and young women are frequently prescribed oral contraceptive pills (also called the “Pill”) for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and for irregular or absent menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, acne, PMS, … read more

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PCOS iconsPCOS: Worksheets

Period and Symptom Trackers: Keeping track of when your period starts and stops is a good way to see if there is a pattern to your menstrual cycle. It’s also important … read more

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PCOS iconsPCOS: Nutrition Basics

Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). This is because young women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood, … read more

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