PCOS Awareness Month 2022: For heavy periods and acne, take medicine only on the advice of a doctor - Newztezz Online


Sunday, October 2, 2022

PCOS Awareness Month 2022: For heavy periods and acne, take medicine only on the advice of a doctor

This time the theme of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month is Creating Change Together. It means bringing change together. The number of women suffering from PCOS is continuously increasing. In such a situation, what are the things women should keep in mind, let us know.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a serious disease involving the ovaries in women. The number of women suffering from this is increasing very fast. The theme of this year's Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month is Creating Change Together. The medical, scientific and patient communities need to work together to improve health outcomes and fill the gap in research, care and education for PCOS.

Dr Shivani Sabharwal, Gynecologist and Senior Consultant at Apollo Spectra in Karol Bagh, Delhi told News9 that it is normal for women of 15-45 years to have PCOS.

He said, “At present there has been an increase in the number of cases among teenagers. It is important to create awareness among girl children and their parents by educating them about this condition. Parents need to ensure that their girl child is treated on time to manage PCOS so that they can lead a better life.”

PCOS cases are found in 15-20 percent of women of reproductive age. It has been observed that obese women and 40 percent of women suffering from PCOS experience depression and mental stress, especially young girls.

Dr. Sabharwal said that in such a situation, girls have to face problems like irregular periods, weight gain, facial hair growth or hair loss in other parts of the body (Hirsutism), alopecia, acne and darkening of the skin. High level of depression and anxiety can be due to many reasons like question in mind about your looks and lack of confidence due to behavior of people etc.

The exact cause of having PCOS is unknown

The cause of PCOS is not clear, it is a genetic condition. Which means that if someone in your family already has PCOS, then your chances of getting this problem increase significantly. In this condition, instead of female hormones in the body of women, the level of male hormone and insulin resistance starts increasing. Along with weight loss, early diagnosis and treatment reduces the risk of long-term problems that can lead to infertility, pregnancy complications, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disorders.

Dr. Sabharwal lamented that “PCOS is being diagnosed in a large number of young girls, but unlike adult diagnostic criteria, these are not sufficient to diagnose the condition in adolescent girls until they become adults.”

He stressed that it is the need of the hour to talk on this topic since school days. Dr Sabharwal explained, “Children need to be explained about the consequences of being obese and the various health problems associated with it. Obesity plays a role in getting PCOS which is due to unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise.

Take only the medicine prescribed by the doctor

Dr Sabharwal concluded by saying, “Girls who have or are more likely to have PCOS need to have a balanced diet, exercise daily, stay stress free and maintain weight. For heavy or irregular periods and acne, take only the medicine prescribed by the doctor. Keep in touch with your gynecologist and go for regular check-ups and follow-ups. ,

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