Surprising PCOS Symptoms Women Often Ignore

Would acne and excess hair growth trigger the thought that you could have a hormonal disorder? How about if your periods were irregular? While these can occur due to diet and nonserious hormonal shifts, they are also symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is caused by a hormonal imbalance and affects one in 10 women of…

FDA approves multiple sclerosis drug from Biogen and Alkermes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vumerity (diroximel fumarate; Biogen) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.. Vumerity contains diroximel fumarate which rapidly converts to monomethyl fumarate in the body, the same active metabolite of dimethyl fumarate. The approval was based…

5 Ways To Support A Partner With PCOS

 September is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) awareness month and it is important for everyone to understand what living with the condition feels like.  PCOS is not only a hormonal disorder but also a metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects both women and girls. Being the leading cause of female infertility and a precursor for several health…

Long battle with Lyme disease inspired her to start a program to help others

Lisa Najarian sipped her chamomile tea in the sunny kitchen of her Grant home Monday and sighed. “September’s a bad month for me,” she said. The symptoms of the Lyme disease she has suffered for 19 years were affecting her. She acknowledged them — fatigue and brain fog — and then pushed them aside to keep…

Connection Between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Diabetes?

It’s long been suspected that there’s a link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Increasingly, experts believe that these conditions are related. The disorder PCOS disrupts a woman’s endocrine system and increases her levels of androgen, also called male hormone. It’s believed that insulin resistance, specifically, may play a part in causing PCOS. Insulin…

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome face higher risk of breathing difficulties

Madrid, Spain: Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop poor respiratory health based on lung function tests, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] PCOS affects how a woman’s ovaries work because of a hormone imbalance. It can cause irregular periods, infertility and variety of other…

Please Let Me Talk About the Parts of Multiple Sclerosis I’m Afraid of.

I am blessed to have loving and attentive family. A mother and father who adore me, a sister who never left my side growing up. I am also blessed with friends I have had since the sandbox, since elementary school, since junior high. Throughout the years, watching me struggle through the first unknown years of…

How To Use Essential Oils for PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment.

Role of Essential Oils In The Treatment of PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) PCOS (PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome) is a common metabolic and hormonal disorder that affects up to 12% of women around the world. It can develop in women during adolescence and childbearing, causing excess hormonal imbalance and insulin in the blood, leading to the formation of…

There Are 4 Stages of Endometriosis. Here’s What Each One Means

Experts use stages to classify endometriosis by severity, but the stage doesn’t always correspond to a woman’s pain and discomfort levels. Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue that lines the uterus begins to spread outside of the uterus and implant in places like the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other organs in the pelvic…

New Stem cell treatment offers new hope for multiple sclerosis patients

Doctors on Sunday hailed what they say is a major breakthrough in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, halting progress of the disease and relieving symptoms in some patients. An international trial also found that the stem cell transplant treatment could reduce disability for people with MS, according to the BBC. The disease, which attacks nerves…