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Power Up for PCOS was born from one woman’s frustration with the lack of information and support available to women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that is thought to affect nearly 20% of all females in the world (1 in 5 women). It is a cluster of complicated symptoms that are not the same for every woman. Women can also have symptoms but may not necessarily have cysts on their ovaries.
Beth Wolf was diagnosed in 2008 after being un-diagnosed for years and suffering through unexplainable symptoms. Instead of fighting alone, Beth took it upon herself to start a crusade – a crusade to support other women like her, and to help raise funding for research and education into this disorder.
When Power Up for PCOS was first created, she was told PCOS wasn't a “sexy enough” disease to raise money for. After seeing the many faces of women who came forward to say, “Yes, I have PCOS and I’m a vibrant, brilliant woman”, there is no doubt… we are sexy enough, and we are going to push for more research into PCOS.
Through her determination, Power Up for PCOS was started in February 2011, with the aim of education of women and physicians, support for PCOS women, and research into the disorder.
Power Up for PCOS provides support to women with PCOS and their families through educational Power Up Groups, building connections with other PCOS women, calendar of upcoming PCOS events, professional referrals and reviews, PCOS store, and other specialized events to raise awareness for PCOS.
This is some background information on how Power Up for PCOS and InCYST Institute for Hormone Health got started. They are sperate organzations but how they both got started was linked together. So, here is the history starting at the beginning. Please click on each link and take the time to really read through each post. They are important and you can see the passion behind why all this started.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that is thought to affect nearly 20% of all females in the world (1 in 5 women). It is a cluster of complicated symptoms that are not the same for every woman. Women can also have symptoms but may not necessarily have cysts on their ovaries. It is believed to be fundamentally caused by insensitivity to the hormone insulin.