Spokane, WA, January 10, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Realizing there was a strong need for women and girls to be able to connect and find reliable resources about PCOS, Megan Domino began development of PCOSAA PCOS Awareness Association.
Collaborating with leaders of the PCOS Community, her partners are creating a new experience that will revolutionize the way PCOS information, professionals treating PCOS, and the PCOS community come together.
Up to 10% of women and girls worldwide have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and it is estimated more than half go undiagnosed. The syndrome is a complex hormonal disorder for which there is no cure. If left untreated, PCOS can be a precursor to many life threatening conditions including type II diabetes, hypertension, endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney problems.
In a previous interview with PCOS Advocate Ashley Levisnon, Dennis Gage, M.D., who has worked with the PCOS Community has stated “The syndome is frequently mislabeled and the consequences to women and girls with PCOS is that the serious complications of metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes can be missed and undiagnosed. Therefore there is a need for a centralized resource and database to make all persons aware of potential consequences of the syndrome.”
This new site and campaign will be able to provide patients with avenues for one-on-one communication with professionals treating PCOS, educational resources and outreach. Through online chats, forums, educational programs, featured newsletters, directories, links, podcasts, downloadable files and much more, women with PCOS will be able to find everything they need in one place, free of charge.
So why is PCOS Awareness and Diagnosis so important?
In an interview by Ashley Levinson with Dr. Katherine Sherif, Director of The PCOS Center in Philadelphia she explains, “Even if you don't want children, it is essential to treat PCOS. The high insulin and testosterone lead to high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol and eventually diabetes. These are the big three conditions that lead to heart disease.”
The website http://www.pcosaa.org, which is now live, can be accessed 24/7. The site is growing and evolving to include more services and information on a daily basis! For more information about PCOSAA, to partner as a medical professional, or to volunteer, please contact PCOSAA via email. Executive Director Megan Domino can be reached via email email@example.com
You may also contact Media Coordinator, Ashley Levinson to receive your PCOSAA Pres Kit at Ashley.Levinson@pcosaa.org