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Houston 5k Supports Women With PCOS, Sponsored by Amerejuve MedSpa

Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) affects an estimated 1 in 10 women and puts them at risk for a number of health disorders and medical conditions. However, it is not widely known or well understood even within the medical community. Many women are suffering from problems such as excess body hair (hirsutism) and excess body fat around the waist area (truncal obesity), but they are not aware that their problems are caused by PCOS.

Awareness is the first step to diagnosing and managing the condition, and the PCOS Foundation ( and Amerejuve MedSpa ( invite Houston to join them at the Amerejuve PCOS Awareness 5k Fun Run and Walk on September 21st at the Houston Downtown Aquarium. Amerejuve and Amerefit offer services such as laser hair removal and personalized weight loss. These services can be useful to PCOS patients and boost their confidence while they undergo medical treatments.

“Lisa Benjamini and team at the PCOS Foundation have done an excellent job to raise awareness about this treatable condition that negatively affects millions of women,” said Vincent Chitolie, Chief Operating Officer of Amerejuve Inc. “The Amerejuve team is pleased to partner with the PCOS Foundation in their cause.”

PCOS manifestations vary significantly from woman to woman, which adds to the difficulty of diagnosis. Multiple cysts or follicles on the ovaries are a primary symptom of the condition, as well as hormonal imbalances and irregular menstrual cycles. Other symptoms are varied and can include excess hair growth, weight gain, infertility, depression, anxiety, skin conditions, and others.

“PCOS patients who are suffering from excessive hair growth and weight gain are welcome to visit or call any Amerejuve and Amerefit clinics for help with these treatable symptoms,” said Chitolie.

PCOS has also been linked to increased risk of stroke, diabetes, and other life-threatening conditions. Diagnosis and treatment can help manage these risks, adding to the importance of accurate diagnosis.

Many women struggle with PCOS for years before receiving the official diagnosis, and they often feel confused and alone in the physical issues the condition can cause. A major part of the annual event is supporting women with PCOS and their family members and celebrating their successes in controlling the condition with medication, nutrition, and exercise.

The top female runner of the 2013 event, Yaixa Episcopo, was diagnosed with PCOS at age 19. She struggled for years with weight gain, infertility, and depression. At last year’s 5k, she was proud to report she’d lost 72 pounds over two years, and her two daughters were present to cheer her on and help carry her trophy.

“You’ll be amazed at how strong we are and how beautiful we are,” she said of women with PCOS.

That support is an important part of the event and the PCOS Foundation, President and Founder Lisa Benjamini-Allon said.

“We want to let women know they’re not alone. They’re somebody there for them,” she said.

To learn more about the PCOS Foundation or to register for the Amerejuve PCOS Awareness 5k Fun Run and Walk, visit

About Amerejuve MedSpa and Cosmetic Surgery

Amerejuve MedSpa and Cosmetic Surgery’s innovative approach to wellness combines beauty, science and service to fit each client’s goals, whether that means esthetic services that are preventative or restorative (correction, reduction or enhancement). Amerejuve’s full line of beauty services, which include laser hair removal, body contouring and cellulite reduction, lip enhancement, facial contouring, wrinkle removal, sun spot removal, acne scare repair, and cosmetic surgery, is unparalleled in the medspa industry, and all services are available at affordable prices. Amerejuve is also the only medspa in Houston that offers customer service to clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week via phone or through their website.

With so many locations throughout the Greater Houston Area, Amerejuve has become Houston’s number one provider of laser hair removal, cosmetic and non-surgical skin treatments. Medspa services include BOTOX®, RADIESSE®, Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, ReFirme™, LATISSE®, VelaShape™, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq®, Zerona®, VASER® Shape, Bella Contour, Ultherapy® non-surgical facelift, eMatrix® skin resurfacing and rejuventation, Sciton skin resurfacing, cellulite and circumferential reduction, laser-based skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, microdermabrasion, IPL Photofacial treatments, and chemical peels, all available at Amerejuve’s ten state-of-the-art facilities with locations in Galleria, Memorial, River Oaks, Dunvale, Sugar Land, Katy, North FM 1960, The Woodlands, Kingwood, and Clear Lake. Amerejuve’s board certified cosmetic surgeons also perform breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), face lifts, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, liposuction, and more.

To schedule a free consultation at any of the ten Amerejuve locations, please call (713) 960-6262 or visit them on the web at

Amerejuve can also be found on Facebook (, Twitter (, Pinterest ( and YouTube (

About Amerefit

Amerefit is the name of Amerejuve’s personalized weight and wellness services. The Amerefit weight management program is tailored to a client’s specific metabolism, diet and exercise genes, food preferences, and cardiometabolic profile. The program utilizes advanced metabolism measurement, genetic testing, and cardiometabolic testing to complete a comprehensive assessment before designing a personalized weight management program for each client. Amerefit also provides effective metabolism-boosting formulations (RedCapsule365 and B12 MetaBoost injection), body activity tracking, and e-coaching motivational tools. Amerefit coaches support clients throughout the program, monitoring progress and providing accountability and encouragement to enable clients to make healthy, long-term lifestyle changes. Amerefit wellness services include food sensitivity testing, nutritional counseling, a basic wellness assessment including blood and saliva testing, B12 injections and energy boosting, and more.

To learn more about Amerefit, visit or call (713) 781-7332.
Amerefit can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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