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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021
A Study on the Prevalence of the of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome among the Selected Young Women of Dimapur, Nagaland
Akavili Zhimo | Dr. P. L. Sridevi Sivakami 
Abstract: One the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age is the Polycysticovary syndrome. Women with PCOS are found to experience symptoms such as acne, darkening of the skin, hirsutism, irregular menstrual cycle, polycystic ovaries, and weight gain. The prevalence of PCOS is increasing which will eventually create an issue to future mother. The study was conducted with the objectives to check the incidence of PCOS among the selected young women who visited gynecologist with menstrual issue and to check the factors associated with PCOS and its symptoms and lifestyle and to impart knowledge on PCOS and its nutrition management. The study was questionnaire based survey, conducted among young women (age group 21-26) who visited a gynecologist. The respondent was selected with the help of the gynecologist and using a standards questionnaire data of the respondents was collected. Among the selected young women 56 % were found to be PCOS diagnosed. All 100 % of the PCOS cases had irregular menstrual cycle, 54 % were hirsute, and 78% had acne, 86 % had emotional disturbances, and only 2 % with a positive family history. Furthermore, the BMI of the PCOS diagnosed showed to be overweight and obese than the other selected female so as for abdominal obese all the young women with PCOS were with higher waist hip ratio than non PCOS groups. The young women were imparted with PCOS knowledge and its nutrition management and after assessment they were found to be familiar with PCOS related knowledge. The present study is aimed to design awareness among the young women about PCOS and its prevalence and primary step in managing PCOS like associated factors lifestyle diet and its symptoms, for primordial and accurate diagnosis.
Keywords: Body mass index, hirsutism, irregular menstrual, obesity, polysystic ovary syndrome
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021,
Pages: 158 - 161