Every year, on my previous blog, I always wrote a few articles about PCOS Awareness. In fact, it’s riddled with articles about dealing with it, causes, treatments, etc. You can read all of those here.
This year, I want to take a different route. I don’t have to be family-friendly here, so I can say what I want.
Honestly, it’s time that women across the world band together and kick some PCOS ass!
I’m going to share some events that everyone can participate in.
The PCOS Awareness Association hold special events throughout the month of September. Here are a few that you can join.
The 2018 PCOS 5k Walk/Stride
According to their website, the walk does not only raise awareness of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome but to advocate and raise funds for the research of PCOS. This walk is being hosted in 12 cities across the United States and a bonus option to participate virtually if one of the physical locations is not near you.
The PCOS Challenge
You can join the PCOS Challenge and kick PCOS’s ass. It’s a lifestyle change, it helps, I did it and loved it. Read more about it and see if it’s for you.
PCOS Medical Conference – For Doctors Who Care
Every October, for the past 4 years doctors all over the nation have come together to learn more about PCOS. These are general practitioners, endocrinologists, reproductive endocrinologists, gynecologists, and more. This conference is groundbreaking and every year new studies and results come out to further help in fighting PCOS.
Visit the PCOS Awareness Association
Give the PCOSAA a visit. They’re packed with useful information. You can also subscribe to their newsletter to stay up to date on any other events I may have missed.
The fight for PCOS doesn’t end once September does. The fight is lifelong. Every woman who is diagnosed has a different version of PCOS. Not everyone displays the same symptoms or reacts to treatments the same.
So keep fighting, keep reading, keep learning, keep asking questions, and most importantly, keep advocating. PCOS is responsible for 85% of all ovulatory disorders in women — THAT IS A LOT!
Some symptoms to look out for are:
- Missed periods
- Hirsutism – hair in places there shouldn’t be any (i.e. face, chest, nipples, back, etc.)
- Anovulatory cycles
- Accessive Acne
- Insulin resistant
- Skin tags or Skin discoloration – typically under the arms, neck, and thighs
- Plus a myriad of other shit that we shouldn’t have to deal with on a daily basis.
Some Food For Thought
If you or someone you knows suffers from any PCOS symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment can help save a lot of heartache. Once you’re done kicking some PCOS ass, check out how you can rekindle your romance too.