Every year the month of September is observed as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month to raise awareness about the hormonal condition that usually affects women of reproductive age.
An awareness programme about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome was organized by the health department today in Govt Degree College Baramulla to raise awareness among women folk about the health condition.
On the occasion Chairperson Hajj Committee Jammu and Kashmir Safina Beigh was the chief guest while as DC Baramulla Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar was the guest of honour.President Municipal Council Baramulla Touseef Raina also participated as special guest in the programme.
While speaking on the occasion, DDC Chairperson and Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir Hajj Committee, Safina Beigh, talked about the significance of observing the day and said that women with PCOS should not hesitate to report the symptoms.
She further added that women constitute half of the world population and quality life of the women is highly important for progression of the human race.In her address, DC Baramulla Dr Sehrish said that the aim of the programme is to raise awareness and help improve the lives of those affected by PCOS through overcoming symptoms and changing the lifestyle that leads to PCOS. Dr Sehrish asserted that the women must come forward to fight the syndrome.
Experts from health department also deliberated upon the issue and it was revealed that PCOS is a health condition which presents itself through a combination of various symptoms which include an irregular menstruation cycle , weight gain and unwanted hair growth on the body parts.
It was also reported that one of the biggest contributing factors to PCOS is obesity and the lifestyle that is prevalent in the modern world. Consumption of junk food, minimal exercise and high levels of stress are the other causes.