Women’s health at risk !!!

medicalGynaecological problems among women in Kerala are on the rise especially because of lifestyle changes and job-oriented problems. In their busy routine women hardly find time to exercise and keep them fit, which has caused an increase in gynaecological problems among women, opines Dr V P Paily, senior obstetrician and president of Kerala Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Cases of endometriosis , a gynaecological medical condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) appear and flourish outside the uterine cavity, most commonly on the membrane which lines the abdominal cavity and polycystic ovary , a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones are up the ante. Such cases were miniscule a few years ago, but now they are found more among women in the upper socio- economic circles. Astonishingly 30% of pregnant women have obesity problems too.

Official data indicates that the MMR of Kerala is just 27. However, Kerala Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (KFOG) put the MMR of Kerala around 50 because a lot of maternal deaths do not get reported at all. The cases of C-sessions are also on the rise, especially because many people are not willing to wait.

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