- John Burlow (Nationa Institues of Health)Nationa Institues of Health
- Jenni Glenn GingeryEndocrine Society, Communications
- Sean TiptonASRM
- Mary GreenAACE
- Dr. Anuja DokrasAES-PCOS Society
- Dr. Barbara LevyACOG
- Jeremy LazarusPresident, AMA
- Kristen LongWEGO Health
- Kevin GriffisHHS
- Polly WebsterHouse of Represenatives
Recognize #PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome as a significant health concern demanding national attention and government support.
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- Nationa Institues of Health
John Burlow (Nationa Institues of Health)
- Endocrine Society, Communications
Jenni Glenn Gingery
- AES-PCOS Society
Dr. Anuja Dokras
Dr. Barbara Levy
- President, AMA
- WEGO Health
- House of Represenatives
With the prevalence of PCOS on the rise now affecting 2 in 10 women, a national initiative is paramount. re appealing to you, as your constituents and individuals who care deeply about PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) to respectfully request your immediate assistance in recognizing and acting on behalf of women and girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Up to 10% of women and girls in the United States alone have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and less than half know they have it! Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder for which there is no cure. For many women and girls it means having to face daily battles with a range of symptoms that can vary from woman to woman such as infertility, dark skin patches, obesity, acne, hair loss, excess facial and body hair and skin tags. PCOS is a physical and emotional drain on many individuals with the syndrome due to the devastating external manifestations and hormonal imbalances produced as a result of this syndrome. Additionally, many women with PCOS are insulin resistant, a condition that raises the level of insulin circulating in the body and in many cases causes women with PCOS to become overweight or obese. If left untreated PCOS can be a precursor to many life threatening conditions including type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke and kidney problems. This means PCOS contributes to some of the leading causes of death and disability in women today The works of leading researchers, organizations and educators aim to provide the PCOS Community and its supporters with the necessary resources to ensure each and every woman with this condition is provided with adequate diagnosis, treatment, insurance and support. They are however, faced with many challenges as up until recently, there had been no set guidelines or recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of PCOS and government agencies such as NORD still list what is obviously a very common disorder as rare! With proper education, diagnosis and treatment, effective management is possible. All women and girls who are dealing with menstrual irregularities, weight problems and/or insulin problems should be tested for PCOS. Furthermore, every medical professional who deals with women should recognize PCOS! Your recognition and action on behalf of the PCOS Community would ensure women and girls with PCOS will no longer have to suffer silently and medical professionals can be given the proper training, resources and insight to help put PCOS in check! We encourage you to investigate PCOS thoroughly and invite you to speak with the organizations and community members who have made their mission to support, educate and inform on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ( PCOS)
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