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Does PCOS affect breast feeding?

Now, that said, Marasco found: 1. There was poorer breast tissue development during puberty and pregnancy. Fewer menstrual cycles in early puberty led to low oestrogen, affecting development of mammary tissue. 2. Women with PCOS had higher levels of androgens, which interfered with Prolactin reaching its receptors and so having an effect. 3. Formation of […]

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Are you struggling with PCOS?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can be a huge and scary diagnosis. And sometimes we can feel so overwhelmed that it’s hard to find a way forward. It’s difficult to see that with every challenge there is also an opportunity. My struggles included needing to find a way to lose weight (I’ve now lost 20kg and kept […]

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What causes PCOS?

You may be surprised to know that more than one in ten women of reproductive age suffer from PCOS.1 Next time you are at a function, on the bus, or walking around the supermarket, look around. You are not alone in your struggle. Most effected women you walk by will not know what causes their […]

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PCOS And Insulin Resistance

Most women with PCOS suffer from insulin resistance. Insulin is a really important hormone. Amongst other duties, it takes the sugar from our blood and into our cells. When we eat lots of sugar, we produce more insulin. If the cycle continues, we end up with more insulin being produced – called hyperinsulinemia. Eventually, our […]

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