Author Archives: Dr. Gretchen Kubacky

12 Jul

An Unfortunate Marriage: Sleep Apnea and PCOS

By Dr. Gretchen KubackyPCOS, Sleep

Nature is full of ideal pairings: peanut butter and jelly; cookies and cream; cats and laser pointers, and so on. Unfortunately, PCOS and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), while frequently paired, are hardly ideal. Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by repeated episodes of partial or complete blockage of the upper airway during sleep, leading to loud

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27 Jun

The Gift of Self-Forgiveness

By Dr. Gretchen KubackySelf-Care

You’ve fallen off the diet wagon. Again. Six months later and you’re still not pregnant. Two weeks have passed since you’ve set foot in that gym. If this were you, what would your reaction be? Inevitably, we all end up failing to reach our goals sometimes, and sooner or later even the most disciplined person

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20 Jun

Dealing with the Diagnosis of PCOS

By Dr. Gretchen KubackyPCOS, Self-Care

A diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), or any other chronic illness, changes your life. The formal diagnosis might have been preceded by years of battling with mysterious symptoms, feelings of inadequacy or shame, the trials of judgmental or unsupportive family members or friends, and a deep feeling of anxiety about just what the heck

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