PCOS Awareness Month 2021: Impact of COVID-19, toll on mental health, and ways to manage itHealth

by Ricky anand

The PCOS Awareness Month aims at spreading awareness about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common health condition faced by women. PCOS Awareness Month 2021: Impact of COVID-19, toll on mental health, and ways to manage it PCOS Awareness Month 2021: Impact of COVID-19, toll on mental health, and ways to manage it | Photo Credit: iStock ImagesKEY HIGHLIGHTSSeptember 1 to September 30 is observed as the PCOS Awareness MonthPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is caused due to hormonal imbalance in the bodyWomen suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome often face menstrual problems and fertility issues New Delhi: PCOS Awareness Month is observed from September 1 to September 30.

This month aims at spreading awareness about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common health condition faced by women. This disorder is a consequence of hormone imbalance in the body and can pose a major hindrance to the lifestyle.

Some common symptoms of PCOS include obesity, facial hair, menstrual irregularity, and acne. Despite the treatments available, there is a stigma associated with this condition and menstruation which makes it difficult for women to readily seek out help. To battle such stigma, it is important to initiate as many conversations as possible. PCOS Awareness Month 2021 – COVID-19 and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome To get a better insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted PCOS patients, Times Now connected with Dr Ila Gupta, Senior IVF Consultant and Clinical Director at Ferticity Fertility Clinics, Delhi.

Elaborating on the impact of COVID-19 and susceptibility of women with PCOS to COVID-19 infection, she said, “Currently, we don’t have much data to say that COVID-19 has an impact on PCOS patients. But any stressful situation or infection increases the anxiety, fear, depression, apprehension causing hormonal disturbances leading to obesity and may aggravate the sign and symptoms of PCOS. ” “Though no correlation has been observed between PCOS and COVID-19, there are few reports mentioning women having PCOS have 50 per cent higher chances of getting COVID infection as PCOS itself is a metabolic disorder causing cardiovascular complications, risk of diabetes and hypertension. These high risks make women more prone to corona infection.

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