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Abstract

Creating Understanding on Silent Metabolic Disorder PCOD in Working Women of Isanpur Town: An Initiative for Women Empowerment

PCOD which is knows poly mean many cysts forming ovarian disease a metabolic issue affecting many women’s these days. Working women having hormonal alteration or other factors like psychological factors like stress, environmental and psycho-social factors might be in charge for PCOD. The observational signs like delayed menstruation period, acne on face during menstrual cycle, anxiety, irritating nature, excessive hair growth particularly observational at chin, dark patches on skin. The cases of women suffering from PCOD are increased in last few years and so as the research on management options for it. But very less work has been done till date on the subject of creating awareness on it in India. As the number of cases increasing day by day there is dire need to spread awareness in general population regarding its causes, symptoms and available management options so the people can become proactive instead of becoming reactive to PCOD cases. The current pilot scale study performed with such initiative to assess the awareness about PCOD and menstrual hygiene in working women who care considered main target population. A well-designed questionnaire was prepared by physician and clinical pharmacist to assess the awareness in target population. Percentage analysis was used for analysis of the study. The result was 26% of women having irregular periods. Major finding for this abnormal result are indicating 13% were having skin pigmentation and acne, 18% having abdominal pain, 4% having hair growth on chin during the abnormal cycle phase which suggests proper clinical consultation regarding their abnormal menstrual cycle is required. Only 1% of participant have consult medical practitioner and conferred her she is having PCOD. This result indicated a dire need for creating awareness in general population is must.


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Nirav Soni



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