• PCOS Lifestyle

    How polycystic ovarian syndrome effects the heart and how to minimise your risk

    We have all had those moments when we are convinced that there is something wrong with our heart and most of the time it turns out to be trapped wind or indigestion or some other trivial gastro problem. I bet you didn’t know that women pcos are at higher risk of developing heart disease and diabetes than women without pcos. I have never understood why doctors are so transfixed on solving the absent period problem or the facial hair dilemma than the actually problematic and deadly symptoms of pcos. Not once when I was under the guidance of a doctor or consultant did they inform me that my cardiovascular health…

  • PCOS Lifestyle

    Are your sanitary products harming you?

    Funny thing about pcos and periods is you either have really heavy bleeds or you can go years without seeing one. I fall into the latter category. My last visit from aunt flo was somewhere in the region of a couple of years ago. I am talking natural periods not birth control induced. Now I don’t know about you but I am one of those lucky cysters who normally gets all the pain and none of the period. I get the tell tale signs that my body is trying it’s hardest to get things moving, backache, night sweats, craving for sugary things etc but then nada, nothing, zip. So imagine…