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Plant Powered Food, Women’s Health, and PCOS: Samah Dada

For many women, a big component of living with PCOS is getting extra well-acquainted with your body and what it’s telling you: what helps it? What does it need? What can it do with less of? For Samah Dada, getting creative with delicious, healthy ingredients - and putting new spins on old favorites (such as haldi-roasted honey mustard brussels sprouts ...
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Allara Patient Story: Kelly C

Birth control is the go-to for many primary care physicians treating patients with PCOS, and unfortunately, sometimes that’s where treatment begins and ends. For Allara patient Kelly C, birth control had been her method of managing PCOS for 20 years, so when she experienced multiple pulmonary embolisms (a result of a blood vessel in your lungs being blocked by a ...
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Allara Patient Story: Brooke M

Years after receiving a positive PCOS diagnosis, but still no effective treatment plan, Brooke M talks about the emotional toll of hoping for “a miracle pill” - or any kind of effective solution - at the next doctor’s visit. Most women with PCOS can relate to this: the hope that the next appointment will bring an end to struggling with ...
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PCOS Awareness Month

In honor of PCOS Awareness Month, we have put together a short guide to understanding who PCOS affects, the scope of its knock-on effects, and how you can help amplify awareness of PCOS so that more people with this condition get the medical care they deserve. The CDC estimates that 1 in 10 women of reproductive age have PCOS: that ...
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Allara Patient Story: Olivia L

Though potentially not as well known as acne, hair loss, weight gain, and hirsutism, chronic low-grade inflammation has been linked as an indicator of PCOS, as well as a factor that may aggravate PCOS through the production of more androgens. And although ‘inflammatory PCOS’ isn’t a specific type of PCOS, inflammation is common enough in women with this condition that ...
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