PCOD sufferers 'getting younger'
Younger females in India are becoming more likely to develop Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD) than ever before, an expert has noted.
According to Dr Sunita Ghike, a professor at NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, the average age of PCOD sufferers has come down in the last ten years.
As a result, a growing number of people are finding it hard to conceive a child, due to the resulting impact of the condition on a woman's fertility.
Speaking to the Times of India, Dr Ghike said this could be partly down to lifestyle factors, such as the type of food they eat and the amount of stress they are under.
Therefore, she does not believe this trend is necessarily irreversible.
"It is only by controlling these factors that the disease can be controlled," Dr Ghike commented.
Dr Tripti Nagaria, a fertility expert in the Nagpur area, added that advanced diagnostic tools can now be used to find out whether a woman has developed PCOD.