According to the metropolis healthcare, a multinational chain of pathology laboratories has conducted a study to observe the trends in the PCOS cases among young women in India. PCOS means Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a prevalent endocrine disorder found in women and which leads cause of infertility now days.
Metropolis Laboratory has conducted a study on 27,411 samples of testosterone over a period of 18 months in India. Out of which 4824 i.e., 17.60% women are facing hormonal associated risk with PCOS. This trend of PCOS is predominantly seen in the child bearing age group of 15 to 30 years.
According to the samples tested, from east India shows alarming levels of 25.88% women affected by PCOS, followed by 18.60% in North India, which may be because of largely attributed to lack of awareness among young women and ignorance. On which Dr. Sonali Kolte, the General Manager of Medico Marketing, Metropolis Healthcare said, Undiagnosed PCOS can also lead to infertility and in long term can also cause several health problems which may attribute to other factors as well.
Kolte also said, that if early diagnosis and the treatment can help control the symptoms and may prevent from health-related problems. Today lots of young women are aware about the condition and seek medical help.
She further added; that PCOS is a characteristic amalgamation of cosmetic, gynecological and metabolic symptoms. It also includes Cosmetic symptoms including facial hair, thinning of the scalp and acne. Gynecological symptoms include irregular or scanty periods which are usually the first red flag in adolescents.
Dr. Kolte also added saying, that the infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss affect the women in reproductive age and PCOS in older women can even lead to uterus cancer, cardiac disease and type 2 diabetes. Diagnosis of the disease can be done by a testosterone test along with a host of other tests like blood sugar, insulin, FSH, LH, 17OHP and DHEAS.