Society for Health Education and Women Empowerment Awareness (SEWA) held an awareness lecture on Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at GIC Kishanpur. Speaking at the programme held for teenage girls and young women, Dr Sujata Sanjay said that hormonal imbalance is the main cause of this disease. Earlier PCOS was found in women aged above 30 years but now it is common in teenagers. She said that six out of 10 patients of PCOS are teenage girls. This hormonal imbalance is caused by unhealthy lifestyle, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.
She said that this condition which occurs in reproductive age leads to weight gain beside excessive growth of hair on the body, face, breast, lower part of abdomen and upper parts of limbs. PCOS may also lead to diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer in women. Though, its cause is not known, it is believed to be hereditary and lifestyle disease.“Obesity is one of the main reasons why PCOS is on the rise. Most youngsters eat processed and junk food which should not be consumed frequently and in large quantity as this leads to quick weight gain. Consumption of green vegetables and fruits should be included in the daily diet. While lifestyle changes are important, medication also plays a big role in treating PCOS. However, drugs are to be taken only in consultation with your doctor,” she said.
Thursday, 26 September 2019 | PNS | Dehradun