Category Archives: Chronic Illness

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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04 Jan

PCOS and the Spoons

By Dr. Gretchen KubackyChronic Illness, PCOS

Are you familiar with “spoon theory?” If not, you absolutely want to do yourself a favor and read this article. Go ahead, I’ll be here. Back? Okay, good! Spoon theory was written by a woman with lupus, Christine Miserandano, to describe what it’s like to live with a chronic disease. She imagined a person’s level

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