Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the hormones, estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts and can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance. Undiagnosed PCOS can lead to infertility and in long term can cause several health complications which can be attributed to other factors.
To create awareness of this condition amongst women, PCOS Society of India and Metropolis Healthcare Ltd has launched ‘Conquer PCOS’, an awareness and support campaign for women suffering from PCOS.
National and international studies point out that PCOS is one of the most common reproductive and endocrinological disorders with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations affecting about 8-10% of women of reproductive years. The increasing trend of PCOS is predominantly seen in the child bearing age group of 15 to 30 years.
Dr. Duru Shah, President, PCOS Society of India said “About one in ten women suffer from PCOS and often women do not even realize that they are suffering from such a syndrome. PCOS exhibit a range of symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, unwanted hair growth, thinning hair, infertility, acne, headaches, sleep problems and mood changes. If diagnosed in the early stages, precautionary steps can be taken to manage this condition. Our aim is to create awareness and recommend the right lifestyle choices to all the women through this platform.”