Women's Wellness 3 MIN READ 166 VIEWS March 24, 2021

#BreakThePCOSCycle- Shun The Shame

Written By Jyoti Jaswal

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Did you know that one in every four women suffer from PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? 

Did you know that according to WHO, 116 million women the world over are suffering from PCOS? 

Are you aware that many women still do not understand this condition or even realise what their bodies are going through? 

Suffering in silence, fear, self-detrimental shame, insecurity, and misdirected guilt are just part of the deal — all stemming from a lack of awareness and information on managing the condition.

Often confused for Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD) due to overlapping symptoms, PCOS is its severe manifestation. Living with it can be extremely challenging and emotionally draining for a woman, especially when you live in a society that has laid out norms for acceptable beauty standards. It is only natural for one’s confidence and body image to take a hit.

If only PCOS had received the attention it requires in our society, we would have had fewer cases going undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. And for it to receive that attention, the most crucial step is to ‘shun the shame’ associated with the condition, its symptoms, and how it affects women. 

It is essential to speak up about it, acknowledge the problem, and understand ways to manage it to eventually Break The PCOS Cycle

In our society, the fear of being known as the woman with PCOS keeps many from even getting themselves checked for the obvious symptoms they are experiencing — infertility being a prominent one. 

But if you are one of those women, it is time to break the mental barriers and step up for yourself — for your well being. 

If you are a woman experiencing irregular menstrual cycles, prolonged or scanty periods, skin darkening around the neck, acne outbursts, infertility, extreme mood swings, a sudden increase in body weight, abdominal weight, facial and body hair, besides a loss of hair on your scalp, it is time you got yourself checked. 

Do not just let it pass as another hormonal imbalance that will be fine on its own. Take charge of your health and act now!

Because yes, PCOS is a hormonal issue, but sadly it does not resolve on its own. Yes, many women worldwide suffer from it, but that does not normalise it or make it Ok to live with. Yes, the symptoms are the same for millions world over, but still, what works for one does not necessarily work for the other. 

This is why there is a need for one-on-one consultation, detailed insight into the problem, and customised management plans to help women deal with this condition. It is time that women broke the stereotypes shrouding their beauty, body, health, and feminity. It is time, the focus shifts from the symptoms being signs of their failing to finding better ways of managing them.  

Come join the wave of awareness, understanding and self-care initiated by HeathKartWomen in collaboration with WomensWeb to bring about this much-needed change. 

Speak up to share your story of living with PCOS, interact and learn from many others who have overcome the condition through positively channelised efforts. Benefit from HealthKartWomen’s one-on-one sessions with specialists, get guided plans, and an insight into products tailor-made to meet the unique needs of your condition and symptoms. Stand up to share, and HeathKartWomen has your back.
Learn more to get your Free Consultation today! Come join hands to walk towards good health — Join hands to #BreakThePCOSCycle!

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