Sunday, September 14, 2014

PCOS - why should you care?

Amanda Kohn: www.implementingdesignism.com

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common hormonal disorder affecting at least 1 in 10 women. Estimates of greater occurrences could be as high 30% due to the rate of underdiagnoses and diagnostic indicator criterion differences.

Why should you care? Chronic diseases are the number one cause of death in the country for women with heart disease toping the charts. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer are all chronic conditions that are exacerbated by PCOS. 
  • Women with PCOS are 4 -7 times more likely to have a heart attack
  • 50% of women with PCOS will have diabetes or pre-diabetes before the age of 40
  • Women with PCOS experience higher rates of cancers including endometrial
  • As well as depression and infertility

September is PCOS awareness month. Get to know the symptoms. Get tested. PCOS can be managed. Early awareness is key.

Resources:
PCOS Awareness Association: www.pcosaa.org
PCOS Foundation: www.pcosfoundation.org
PCOSupport: www.pcosupport.org

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall 2014 Schedule

The fall schedule is now available for Prenatal Yoga in San Marcos. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30-7:45pm through December 18 (except Thanksgiving 11/27) at the City of San Marcos Community Center. Class sign-ups are available on five week session cycles with once or twice per week options. Early bird specials are available and drop-ins are welcome. This prenatal yoga class is open to all experience levels. Partners and birth care providers are encouraged to attend. 

Please consult with a care provider before beginning a new exercise regimen.