I’m not very fond of reading non-fiction medical books. Mostly because I have to read about physiology, pathology and anatomy every day anyway. Why would I relax with a spot of more medical reading? In fact my guilty pleasures are fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural genres. I guess being part of the generation that grew up with Harry Potter, what else could I expect? Continue reading
A couple of months before my 15th birthday, my mum took me into the doctor’s surgery. The following weeks revolved around concerned parents, blood tests, lots of doctors including paediatricians, gynaecologists, endocrinologists and even radiologists and finally a diagnosis of PCOS.
PCOS, short for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is an endocrinological disorder which affects the hormones oestrogen and testosterone. It results in multiple small follicles (eggs) in the ovaries which struggle to mature. The main result of this is irregular periods. The high testosterone results in male pattern hair growth and skin problems. Continue reading