Tag - Obesity

Diabetes and Obesity in pregnancy hastens foetus growth

The child in the womb of an obese mother, who develops gestational diabetes, is five times more likely to grow larger in size by the sixth month of pregnancy, finds a study, adding that the child is more prone to developing obesity and diabetes later in life. The study shows that excessive foetal growth begins weeks before women are screened for gestational diabetes. It suggests that screening programmes must take place early to prevent lasting health benefits on the babies. The [...]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of people who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Let us find out in detail about this common problem. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common endocrine disorder in women. It is a condition which can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones and appearance. Ultrasonography shows 10-12 multiple follicles 8-10 mm in size usually arranged peripherally in the ovary. These women usually undergo decreased bleeding during menstruation with [...]