PCOS: Spironolactone

Updated 8 November 2022 under Health Guides.

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 […]

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PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome): General Information

Updated 8 November 2022 under Health Guides.

PCOS is a common problem among teens and young people. In fact, almost 1 out of 10 people have PCOS. What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone […]

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PCOS: Worksheets

Updated 4 October 2018 under Health Guides.

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 […]

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PCOS: Insulin and Metformin

Updated 8 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Teens with PCOS may have elevated insulin levels and are more likely to develop diabetes. Metformin is a medication often prescribed for people with PCOS to help prevent or treat […]

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PCOS: Preparing for Your Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Updated 8 November 2022 under Health Guides.

If you have PCOS and you’re getting ready to have an oral glucose tolerance test, you may be wondering how to prepare for the test and what the results may […]

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PCOS: The Oral Contraceptive Pill

Updated 8 November 2022 under Health Guides.

Adolescents and young people are frequently prescribed oral contraceptive pills (also called the “Pill”) for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and for other problems like irregular or absent menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, […]

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PCOS: PCOS-Friendly Foods, Snacks, and Grocery Shopping Tips

Updated 11 December 2020 under Health Guides.

You may have noticed that some meals leave you satisfied while others leave you with a growling stomach only an hour later. One way to help you feel more satisfied […]

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PCOS: Sample Menus and Recipes

Updated 11 December 2020 under Health Guides.

  Here you’ll find sample menus that will help give you some ideas for healthy meals and snacks. Keep in mind that depending on your own metabolism and activity level, […]

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PCOS: Nutrition Basics

Updated 11 December 2020 under Health Guides.

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

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Help! I have dark hair on my upper lip and chin. What can I do about it?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

Having unwanted or extra hair on places such as your upper lip, chin, or neck can be mildly annoying to severely distressing, but there are many different ways to remove […]

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