Some diseases have a gender bias, affecting more women than men. If there are persistent symptoms that you have been ignoring, Women's Day is as good a time as any to give yourself some attention, get tested, and get back on the road to good health.POLY CYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)
"An average weight gain due to hypothyroid is about two to three kgs only, and I have seen people use it as an excuse to not exercise," says Dr Sujeet Jha, director, institute of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Max Healthcare.
TEST: TSH, T3 and T4 levels in the blood
When the feelings of listlessness, guilt, low-self-worth, sleeplessness and appetite loss (or gain) persist, it's time to seek help.
"It is very important for women to have ways and means of extracting the most. Learning and utilising basic time management skills can help them manage their time effectively, enabling them to give their best to work, family and themselves," says Dr Samir Parikh, director, mental health and behavioural science, Fortis Hospital.
TEST: Psychiatric assessment