Young working professionals need to make an extra effort and take care of their physical and mental well-being, to strive and succeed in life.

The year 2016 saw a lot happening in the world of sexual health, something that Dr Astha Dayal, Visiting Consultant (Gynecology), Artemis and Apollo Cradle, Gurugram, agrees upon, while highlighting that young working women are today becoming more prone to health issues like irregular periods, low fertility, depression, weight gain, indigestion, hair loss, acne and even heart ailments every day.

Highlighting how stress takes a greater toll on both mental and physical health of women as compared to men, she says, “The most common problem I get to see is polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, meaning hormonal problems like irregular cycles, subfertility, and weight and hair issues. Fifty per cent of these women could become diabetic later in life and they have a three-time higher risk of developing cancer of the uterus.”

The doctor points at another factor: the lack of education about contraception, sexually-transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy. “Regular use of barrier contraception prevents most STDs and a prompt gynecological check up in case of any symptoms avoids complications,” she concludes.

 

 

 

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Young working professionals need to make an extra effort and take care of their physical and mental well-being, to strive and succeed in life. The year 2016 saw a lot happening in the world of sexual health, something that Dr Astha Dayal, Visiting Consultant (Gynecology), Artemis and Apollo Cradle, Gurugram,...