Baramulla : Every year the month of September is observed as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month to raise awareness aboutthe hormonal condition that usually affects women of reproductive age and in this connection an awareness programmeabout PCOS was organized by the health department on Thursday in Govt Degree College Baramulla.
On the occasion Chairperson District Development Council SafinaBeigh was the chief guest while as DeputyCommissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed SehrishAsgar was the guest of honour.
President Municipal Council Baramulla, TouseefRaina also participated as special guest in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Chairperson talked aboutthe significance of observing the day and said that women with PCOS should not hesitate to report the symptoms. She further added that women constitJ&Ke half of the world population and quality life of the women is highly important for progression of the human race.
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. DrSehrish asserted that the women must come forward to fight the syndrome.
Experts from the 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 contribJ&Kingfactors 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.