Sunday, September 5, 2010

My 300th Post Goes To- PCOS Awareness


Well this is my 300th post and perfect timing because September is PCOS Awareness Month! Have you hugged an infertile today?

Did you know:

10% of all women have PCOS

PCOS is the #1 cause of infertility

About 50% of women with PCOS get insulin resistance (which can cause impaired glucose tolerance or Type 2 diabetes)

Women with PCOS have a higher risk of miscarriage if they do get pregnant

Women with PCOS have a 4 to 7 times greater risk of having a heart attack than normal people

Women with PCOS have a greater risk of high blood pressure

Women with PCOS run the risk of endometrial cancer

Those are just a few of the many many saddening facts of PCOS.

Remember that the more we talk openly about PCOS and other infertility issues, the less taboo they are and hopefully will eventually be looked at as the serious medical issues they really are.

Never give up Hope and spread the word.


Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

Thank you for posting this!

Britney Snyder said...

I have PCOS!
thanks for posting this girl

Anonymous said...

I also have PCOS. Thanks for posting!

Susan said...

I don't have PCOS but I do have friends and family members who struggle with it. Amy, thank you for this awareness. I was unaware that this is what it is called. I spoke to a friend today who has struggled with PCOS. I now have a greater understanding of what they are dealing with. Whether you have PCOS or not you need to be aware of it. I am now because of you. You truly are amazing! :) Oh, friend just found out that she is pregnant with her third child. She struggled with infertility for 4 and a half years before she had her son. Now she has 2 boys and a new baby on the way.

Faith makes things possible said...

I have PCOS and never knew that Sept was "PCOS awareness month" thanks for sharing!!