An Explanatory Research to Undermine the Knowledge Related Attributes of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Among Adult Females
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Among Adult Females
Keywords:PCOS, dietary habits, junk food, menstrual cycle, BMI
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a worldwide common syndrome of reproductive women described as reproductive, endocrine and metabolic abnormalities. PCOS is affecting 5-15% women all around the world. PCOS is defined as multifactorial pathology, determined by the association of many factors such as genetic, endocrine and environmental. Prevalence rate of PCOS in Pakistan is more than 50% and it is increasing day by day in young females. The objective of study is to access the females who are at risk of PCOS and relationship between PCOS and infertility in young females. The method of study was cross-sectional, done among female students of university. The respondents were asked about some physical signs and symptoms such as, oily skin, gain weight, darkened skin around their neck, excessive hair growth, and acne. In the end of the research, it is concluded that 20 percent of females out 100 have PCO’s and are unaware of their symptoms. 48% respondents said they do not have PCOS but the symptoms that they answered according to the questionnaire shows that they have PCOS. The respondents were asked about their periods regularity. 53.9% respondents have irregular periods 33.3% shows they have regular period 3.9% says that some time they have irregular periods and 6.9% says they never faced any irregularity in their periods. Results showed that 45% participants faced weight gain while the 15% does not know that they have gain any weight or not. Cravings percentage in PCOS patients increases from normal patients so the results shows that 39.2% participants have increase in cravings and 28.4% participants show they have no cravings and 30.4% don’t know about their cravings. The study concluded that adolescent girls were unaware of PCOS symptoms and their diet normally constitutes of junk food and beverages that effect their menstrual cycles.
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