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    • 30 NOV 16
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    PCOS and Type 2 Diabetes

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common gynecologic and endocrine condition. Unlike other diseases that are easier to define, PCOS describes a constellation of symptoms that often include irregular periods and acne or excessive hair growth (or both). These symptoms are caused in part by hormonal imbalances and higher than normal levels of the hormone

    • 21 NOV 16
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    Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

    Women who take injectable hormones (gonadotropins) to stimulate the ovaries during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle are at risk of developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Women undergoing IVF typically administer injectable medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs which are subsequently retrieved surgically. For some women, the ovaries can overrespond and produce

    • 13 NOV 16
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    Infertility and Smoking

    Couples who smoke and are trying to conceive need to know the risks of smoking associated with infertility. The chemicals found in cigarettes have an adverse impact on a women’s eggs, and studies show that women who smoke are up to 60% more likely to have difficulty conceiving. They also can go through menopause up

    • 06 NOV 16
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    Infertility and Obesity

    According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity is when your Body Mass Index (BMI) is measured at 30 or higher. A BMI of 30 means that you weigh about 30 pounds more than is healthy for you. There is a formula to calculate your own BMI, and there are many online calculators that can