Here are a list of the health conditions I reference in my blog and some resources available for research and support.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition affecting 4% to 18% of women. Being overweight worsens all clinical features of PCOS. These clinical features include reproductive manifestations such as reduced frequency of ovulation and irregular menstrual cycles, reduced fertility, polycystic ovaries on ultrasound, and high male hormones such as testosterone which can cause excess facial or body hair growth and acne. PCOS is also associated with metabolic features and diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors including high levels of insulin or insulin resistance and abnormal cholesterol levels. PCOS affects quality of life and can worsen anxiety and depression either due to the features of PCOS or due to the diagnosis of a chronic disease. Source is linked.
Wonderful PCOS support community: www.soulcysters.net
Hypothyroidism – Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Source is linked.
Hashimotos Thyroiditis – an autoimmune disorder which the thyroid is being attacked causing inflammation. Also known as: “Chronic thyroiditis is swelling (inflammation) of the thyroid gland that often results in reduced thyroid function (hypothyroidism).” Source is linked.
Infertility – Infertility means you cannot make a baby. (According to the source which is linked) I was a little taken aback at the bluntness of this statement. Yes, it’s true you cannot make a baby if you are infertile. I am infertile. I guess I just viewed infertility in a different way? Source is linked.
Herniated Discs – A herniated (slipped) disk occurs when all or part of a disk in the spine is forced through a weakened part of the disk. This may place pressure on nearby nerves. Source is linked.
Laminectomy/Diskectomy – Diskectomy is surgery to remove all or part of a cushion that helps protect your spinal column. These cushions, called disks, separate your spinal bones (vertebrae). Laminectomy is surgery to remove the lamina, part of the bone that makes up a vertebra, or bone spurs in your back. The procedure can take pressure off your spinal nerves or spinal canal. Source is linked.
Anemia – Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. Source is linked.
Intracranial Hypertension – Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a condition in which there is increased pressure inside the head without any obvious cause. This generally results in swelling of the optic disc (the point where the optic nerve meets the eye). The swelling in turn causes a potential threat to sight. The condition occurs most commonly in young women who are obese. Source is linked.
Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation: http://www.ihrfoundation.org
Type II Diabetes – Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.