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J Complement Med Res. 2020; 11(5): 93-98

Survey on lifestyle and food habits of patients with PCOS and obesity

Preethi Mariona, Anitha Roy, Lakshmi.T.


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is considered to be one among the most occuring endocrine disorder in women at the reproductive age, the most common reason of hyperandrogenism, hirsutism and infertility. Obesity is most commonly found in the society nowadays due to the changing sedentary life styles. The connection between PCOS and obesity can be understood as they have a direct influence on each other.
This is a pre tested questionnaire based study which contained 15 questions regarding the lifestyles and food habits of individuals with Poly cystic ovarian syndrome and obese individuals. The questions were set in such a way that they could analyse the food habits and lifestyle so that a detailed view can be obtained. Hence protested nilidated questionnaire was distributed to participants through google forms.
The study could infer that 75% of the women being a busy professional didn’t have sufficient time to work on their health and thus compromised on their daily habits like having a unhealthy food habit or by not taking meals at proper intervals. 70% of them could try to work on how to improve their food habits to a healthy one and how to lead a healthy life. Workouts and Exercise also could help people in improving their lifestyle and thus could lead a hail and healthy life.
PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder that targets women of the reproductive age. It in addition challenges the quality of life of the women who suffer from this. With proper treatment and care PCOS can be handled and symptoms can be relieved. Lifestyles and food habits were the major reason for people to get affected with such a diseased condition.

Key words: PCOS, obese, lifestyle, complications

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