Do you struggle with your weight? Have irregular periods (or none at all)? Get acne? Notice thinning hair? Or do you have to deal with unwanted facial and body hair? If you have any of these problems, the chances are fairly good that you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), along with one in ten women.
We now know that women with PCOS are more likely to get diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity and its related health problems; and research is currently linking PCOS to a host of other health complications as well. And while you might see this as a frightening glimpse into the future, at least women with PCOS can look future health risks in the eye and then do something right now to reduce them instead of never knowing what could be around the corner. That something is the PCOS Protection Plan, an action plan written by women with PCOS for women with PCOS—to help you take control of your health so that you can significantly reduce the risk of serious health conditions.
About the Author
Colette Harris is a leading health journalist and magazine editor who was diagnosed with PCOS in 1996. She has a degree from Oxford University and has been writing pioneering articles on PCOS in international newspapers and magazines since 1997. Colette is a frequent speaker at international conferences and women’s groups exploring PCOS.Theresa Cheung is a freelance writer, teacher, health consultant and mom who was diagnosed with PCOS in 1997. Theresa holds a master’s degree from Cambridge University and now divides her time between the U.S. and UK.