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Raising Awareness and Accessibility for PCOS with ROZES

When it comes to PCOS, we have a long way to go.  In particular, expanding conversations to include non-binary and trans folk, raising money for more research and attention on this topic, and promoting accurate, accessible educational resources are all critical junctures that need to be addressed as we move forward. Artist and songwriter, ROZES, is particularly passionate about issues ...
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Allara Patient Story: Alysse P

At Allara, we know PCOS is a reproductive condition that looks different for everyone. And finally the traditional healthcare industry is catching up to this realization. After years of systemic underdiagnosis, primary care physicians and specialists are seeing that “the diversity of phenotypes manifested by this condition” (in other words, all PCOS’ different observable manifestations) are both what make it ...
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Allara Patient Story: Keara B

While weight gain is a symptom of PCOS, it can sometimes simultaneously mask PCOS as medical professionals focus on weight loss as a catch-all solution to resolve other symptoms. Keara B experienced this first-hand as unusual lab work (that included cholesterol, vitamin panels, and liver enzyme tests) came back with troubling results; at each turn though, losing weight was posited ...
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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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