Category Archives: PCOS

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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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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13 Jun

Dating with PCOS: How to NOT Freak Out

By Dr. Gretchen KubackyPCOS

If you’re new to dating, the whole thing can be kind of strange and terrifying. If you’ve been at it a while, you may be feeling less optimistic, a little jaded, or even have experienced some deep hurt in the process. One of the most daunting things facing women with PCOS is how to handle

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