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'Hormonal imbalance a threat'

delhi Updated: Apr 17, 2011 00:21 IST
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With hormonal imbalances comprising majority of diagnosis among women nowadays, gynaecologists believe the condition could take epidemic proportions in near future.

On the inaugural day of a two-day national conference on gynae-endocronology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday, health experts blamed changing lifestyle of modern-day women as the primary cause for the imbalance, which could result in diseases such as abnormal menstrual bleeding, ovarian cysts, etc., that could even lead to infertility in certain cases.

"Pregnant women could have a lot of complications due to hormonal imbalance, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes and hypertension that could increase the risk of losing the baby by four times," said Dr Alka Kriplani, professor, department of gynaecology, AIIMS.

More than 900 delegates are presenting 62 scientific papers on various topics on changing hormonal pattern and its management.

Experts said more than 30% women in their reproductive age suffer from at least one of the hormonal disorders. "It has become a very common problem. Though most of these conditions are treatable, we can even prevent many of these disorders especially that result due to obesity," said Dr Debjyoti Karmakar, senior resident doctor, department of gynaecology, AIIMS.