Chennai, September 24, 2023: Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, took a significant step towards raising awareness about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) by organising a PCOS Awareness Walkathon on Sunday. Mr. Aravind Ramesh, Sholinganallur MLA extended his heartfelt support to the walkathon and flagged off the event. Over 2,000 individuals, united in their commitment to raise awareness about PCOS, participated in it. Popular TV personalities Priyanka Deshpande and Alya Manasa also enthusiastically took part in the walkathon and motivated the crowd.
The 4km PCOS Awareness Walkathon, which commenced at 7 a.m., witnessed enthusiastic participation from women and men of all ages from the neighbourhood, NGOs, colleges and other institutions as well as hospital employees. The walkathon was organised at the 200-Feet Radial Road in Kovilambakkam, with the participants carrying placards with slogans spreading awareness about PCOS.
Dr. S. Chandrakumar, Founder & Executive Chairman of Kauvery Group of Hospitals, said, “We are happy to have launched the PCOS Clinic, which will provide comprehensive care under a single roof to women at Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, as part of its exclusive women and child care centre (Maa Kauvery). This walkathon is a sincere effort on our part to raise awareness and support and to encourage women to avail appropriate clinical care and make lifestyle modifications towards leading a healthier life.”
Dr. K. Thendral, Clinical Lead & Senior Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, stressed the importance of getting timely treatment for PCOS, saying, “PCOS is a common hormonal condition in women, where the primary focus is on lifestyle changes. All women can enjoy a good quality of life with timely diagnosis, healthy lifestyle and appropriate clinical care. Our awareness campaign also targets men and the extended family to be supportive to women with PCOS and to emphasise their consistent care. The PCOS Clinic at Maa Kauvery, an exclusive women and child care centre at Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, is a one-stop solution for addressing all PCOS-related challenges.”
PCOS, which affects 1 in 10 women, is a common and curable condition. Its impact spans across a woman’s life, from puberty to post-menopause, causing irregular periods, acne, excessive facial and body hair, subfertility, and other symptoms that vary among women. PCOS also increases the risk of long-term health conditions such as diabetes, depression, cardiac issues, and uterine cancer. Through a combination of a healthy diet, exercises and necessary treatments, women can keep their symptoms well under control.
The PCOS Clinic at Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, addresses the multifaceted needs of patients by offering end-to-end clinical support and holistic care through collaboration with different departments and a team of specialists, including obstetrician and gynaecologist, endocrinologist, dermatologist, clinical dietitian, cardiologist, psychologist and physiotherapist, all under one roof. Through the launch of PCOS Clinic, Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, continues its mission to offer complete, affordable care for women.