Polycystic Ovarian Disease

What is polycystic ovary? Polycystic ovary (PCO) also called as Stein-Leventhal syndrome is a vast spectrum of disease affecting a women’s health ranging from menstrual irregularities, acne, excess facial & body hair (hirsuitism), weight gain and problems regarding fertility along with cysts in the ovaries. How common is PCO? It is found in 10-20% of […]

Excess Facial Hair

Unwanted hair in the face! What is hirsutism? Excess unwanted hair in women and girls in face or other parts of the body is called hirsutism. There is no fixed amount of hair that is needed for diagnosis; it is the sensitivity of the individual. If you think you are not happy with the facial […]

Measuring Obesity

Measuring obesity We have always looked at the weighing scale as a measure of obesity. Other popular indices include BMI – the Body Mass Index, Waist to hip ratio, Waist circumference, skin fold thickness etc. The sad reality is that most of us still measure obesity by scale alone and a scant few even know […]