Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road Shines a Spotlight on PCOS Awareness
Chennai, September 24th, 2023 – Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, took a significant step towards raising awareness about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) by organizing a PCOS Awareness Walkathon on Sunday, September 24th, 2023. The event marked a pivotal moment in the hospital’s ongoing mission to educate women and adolescent girls about this common but often misunderstood endocrine disorder.
The PCOS Awareness Walkathon, which commenced at 7.00 am, witnessed enthusiastic participation from women of all ages, including those from various colleges, companies, and neighborhoods. The walkathon began and concluded at Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, symbolizing the hospital’s commitment to women’s health. Dr. S. Chandrakumar, Founder & Executive Chairman of Kauvery Group of Hospitals, and Dr. Thendral, Clinical Lead & Senior Consultant in Obstetrics &Gynaecology at MaaKauvery, graced the event with their presence and shared their insights on PCOS.
The event was flagged off by MLA Aravind Ramesh, who participated in the Walkathon along with over 100 individuals, united in their commitment to raising PCOS awareness. This initiative aims to empower women and equip them with the knowledge and resources to effectively manage PCOS, leading to healthier, happier lives.
Dr. S. Chandrakumar, Founder & Executive Chairman of Kauvery Group of Hospitals, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to launch the MaaKauvery-PCOS Clinic, which will provide comprehensive care to all women affected by PCOS. This clinic is a one-stop solution for addressing PCOS-related challenges. Our walkathon is just the beginning of our efforts to raise awareness about PCOS.”
Dr. Thendral – Lead and senior consultant of obstetrician and gynaecologist stressed the importance of getting treated for PCOS saying, “PCOS is a common but complex condition that represents a serious public health issue. It can affect a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant and increase the odds of other diseases”.
PCOS, affecting 1 in 10 women, is a complex condition with various contributing factors, including genetic predisposition, lifestyle, excess male hormones, and insulin resistance. Its impact spans across a woman’s life, from puberty to post-menopause, causing irregular periods, acne, excessive facial and body hair, fertility challenges, and more. PCOS also increases the risk of long-term health conditions such as diabetes, heart problems, depression, and uterine cancer.
MaaKauvery at Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, stands as an advanced women and child care center dedicated to providing comprehensive care for women with PCOS. To address the multifaceted needs of PCOS patients, MaaKauvery has established a specialized PCOS Clinic. This clinic brings together a team of specialists, including OB-GYNs, dermatologists, physiotherapists, dieticians, psychologists, endocrinologists, and cardiologists, all under one roof, to offer holistic care.
In line with September being PCOS Awareness Month, Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, aims to spread awareness about PCOS through health talks and programs. The PCOS Awareness Walkathon, held on September 24th, served as a powerful reminder of the importance of early diagnosis and lifestyle modifications in managing PCOS effectively.