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Most of the women in the reproductive age group are affected by PCOD. Emphasis on prevention of PCOD, as the incidents of PCOD, are increasing. The current incident of PCOD is (5%to 15%) is increasing fastly due to lifestyle and stress. It is also becoming a common problem amongst adolescent, developing soon after puberty. Amongst infertile women, about 15% to 20% of infertility cases are due to anovulation caused by PCOD. This study was done to assess the knowledge of PCOD among women and to make them aware of lifestyle modification is an important part of treatment. Some of the women who developed cardiovascular disease, hypertension, endometrial cancer and type 2 diabetes later in life appear to have suffered from PCOD in earlier years. A cross-sectional observational study was conducted in Chennai with 100 women of reproductive age (18~45 yrs) from January to June 2020 using standardized questionnaire. According to the study, 28% of the subjects are very well aware of the PCOD. 58% had expressed somewhat aware, 64% aware that Exercise help in the management of PCOD, in that 27% are maintaining diet and exercise every day. 14% of the respondents are not aware of the PCOD. This study indicated that more awareness should be made in the general public about PCOD as the majority of the participants are ignorant about lifestyle modification.
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