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What Causes PCOS?

The question of what causes PCOS is a complicated one.  As with many medical conditions, sometimes it feels as if there are more questions than answers. Nevertheless, the complex issue of what triggers PCOS, who is at risk for it, and how to manage it are all queries that 10% of women around the world would like an answer to. ...
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Health

5 At-Home Tips for Managing PCOS Pain

PCOS pain is a less common side effect of struggling with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but for those who struggle with this pelvic pain in their lower stomach, it can prove highly uncomfortable and even disruptive to their daily life.  This pain is thought to originate from the presence of ovarian cysts (which on an ultrasound, are one of the three ...
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Nutrition

Allara’s Nutrition Evidence Library

Written by: Felice Ramallo, MSCN, RDN, LD, Allara Lead Dietitian Is Allara evidence based? Allara prides itself on being evidence based at every turn. The same goes for our registered dietitians (RDs). Our nutrition program is built on a strong foundation of continuous literature review. That means that all the information shared with patients has research behind it. The articles ...
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Health

How is PCOS Diagnosed?

Wondering exactly how PCOS is diagnosed is only natural if you’re wondering if you have this condition. However, the process of figuring out whether or not you have polycystic ovary syndrome can soon feel overwhelming in light of the fact that there is no single, definitive test available that will give you a “yes” or “no” answer. Instead, there are ...
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Health

Is PCOS Serious?

It’s a good question. But the answer is a bit more complicated than a simple yes or no. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common condition—1 in 10 women of reproductive age are diagnosed with the condition, after all—but it does still come with its own set of challenges. And those can run the gamut of unwanted and annoying ...
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