PCOS (PCOD) – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome among adolescent girls
Aug 8, 2019
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS (PCOD) is a hormonal condition that affects up to 1 out of every 5 reproductive aged women.
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Acne/Oily Skin
- Loss of Hair/Alopecia
- Mood Changes/Depression
Among those diagnosed with PCOS, 50% can be non-obese, 43% can be overweight and ONLY 7% obese.
- Diagnosis of PCOS in adolescence remains a challenge because of overlapping of symptoms of PCOS with normal pubertal changes in adolescents
- Early Diagnosis is important to inculcate early life style modifications which will prevent metabolic and reproductive complications
- Overall incidence of PCOS among adolescence has seen an increasing trend.
- Blood Tests:
- Lipid Profile
- Glucose test
Tests to screen and diagnose for PCOS (PCOD):
Get your teenage girl child tested for PCOD Profile to detect and manage PCOD as early as possible