Just under one in six Australian women have PCOS but some are being diagnosed when they don't meet the criteria.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to be overweight or obese. But it’s easier to maintain a healthy weight while young than wait until later to shift the kilos.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome say they find it hard to lose weight. Here's what they can do to improve their symptoms and long-term health.
Polycystic ovary syndrome can make conceiving more difficult.
While most women who have PCOS become pregnant, they often take longer to fall pregnant and are more likely to need fertility treatment than women without PCOS.
Age is the biggest predictor of IVF success, but not all clinics are equal.
If you're one of the one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, you've probably thought about IVF. Here's a step by step breakdown of how it all works.
When looking for the right pill, women want to weigh up the cost, safety, efficacy and side effects of the pill.
There are more than 30 different types of contraceptive pills. But brand names such as Microgynon, Levlen, Yaz and Brenda give little indication of the ingredients, dose or who should use them.
Some conditions should be classified as normal in some people and don’t need treatment.
Australian health-care organisations are urging action on treatments of people who don't need them.
Resveratrol is found at only trace levels in red wine.
You would need to drink over a thousand bottles of red wine per day to get the amount of resveratrol - the compound said to have many health benefits - needed to even have an effect.
Metformin was originally developed from natural compounds found in the plant known as French lilac.
Metformin has been used to treat diabetes since the late 1950s. It is now on the World Health Organisation's List of Essential Medicines needed for a basic health care system.
Women diagnosed with PCOS often will have good outcomes with diet and lifestyle changes.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that disrupts ovulation and the menstrual cycle. It’s the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women. Women…
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, which can make it hard to conceive, are more likely to have parents who suffer from heart disease and hypertension, a study has found.
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Women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder that can cause fertility problems, are more…