DETERMINANTS OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME IN WORKING WOMEN – A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY (HOSPITAL BASED)

Authors

  • Dr Keerthika PG Scholar
  • Dr.A.M.Amala Hazel Associate Professor
  • Dr.M.Meenakshi Sundaram Professor &HOD
  • Dr.R.Meenakumari Director

Keywords:

PCOS, Siddha

Abstract

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reproductive endocrinological disorder that affect women in the reproductive age. It is associated with oligomenorrhea, anovulation infertility, hirsutism and obestity in young women having bilaterally enlarged cystic ovaries. Prevalance of PCOS In India ranges from 3.7 to 22.5% percentage. It is a
condition in which women have high levels of male hormones (Androgen) and anovulation which
interact with insulin resistance in the pathophysiology of PCOS. Aim and Objective: To evaluate the determinants of PCOS in working women attending the Sool Magalir Maruthuvam OPD at National Institute of Siddha. The determinants used in the study are food habits, physical activity, sleeping hours, metabolic disorders, BMI, stress, altered sleeping pattern.
Materials and Methods: This study was done as population based cross sectional study on the determinants of
polycystic ovarian syndrome in working women of age 20 to 40 years who were attending Sool Magalir Maruthuvam OPD at National Institute of Siddha from June 2020 to August 2020. Results: This study reveal that 37% women were overweight, 34% women were obese, 88% of women had irregular periods and sedentary work, 45% of women had dark skin patches, 68% of women exhibited hirtutism, 84% of women had hair related problems, 40% of women had delayed
conception, 60% of women had altered sleeping pattern, 64% of women were known to consume junk foods, beverages and fast foods, 76% of women were not doing exercises.

Published

2024-01-09

How to Cite

soundarajan, K., Dr.A.M.Amala Hazel, Dr.M.Meenakshi Sundaram, & Dr.R.Meenakumari. (2024). DETERMINANTS OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME IN WORKING WOMEN – A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY (HOSPITAL BASED). Journal of Siddha, 5(1), 26-38. Retrieved from https://jos.nischennai.org/index.php/jos/article/view/50