A STUDY OF ASSAMESE WOMEN SUFFERING FROM POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)
Keywords:Reproductive performance, Skinfold
PCOS is one of the most common endocrinal disorders among women, affecting 5-10% of women at reproductive age (Franks, 1995). The total sample of Assamese experimental group is 172 whereas Assamese controlled group is 228. The present study is based on samples mainly drawn on opportunity sampling technique from the patients coming to the Pratiksha Hospital of Guwahati city for treatment of PCOS. Whenever patients are entered into roll of the Hospital as having PCOS are included in the sample. The present study reveals that this disease is not new but has been gained importance as more and more patients have been diagnosed as PCOS with the lapse of time. Biologically, it is concluded by other researcher that ‘insulin resistance’ is the main cause of this disease. Once the body become insulin resistant it becomes difficult to breakdown carbohydrate. Thus, deposition of fats as well as it is also difficult to lose the deposited fats. It is also seen in the present study that infertility is also one of the symptoms of PCOS and the Quality-of-life (QoL) of the PCOS populations is different in comparison to the controlled population.
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