Woman are considered the foundation of the family in India and our main aim is to keep the foundation healthy and disease free. India is a big nation and we still consider talking freely about women’s personal health problems a taboo and we need to shed that barrier to become a nation with healthy families. Lipi Foundation’s Project Renuka is a step in this direction.
Who are we?
Lipi Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advocacy of woman health and wellbeing. Here at Lipi Foundation, the objective of our ongoing Project Renuka– Awareness on Women’s Health & Hygiene is to provide the right platform for women to discuss, seek information, dialogue, be aware, and understand their reproductive health and women-related health issues that only affect women like PCOS, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Thyroid etc.
During the course of last year, at Lipi foundation we organized a few lectures for the woman on reproductive health and hygiene. We realized that a lot of women were asking us to organize camps on PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Hence we started a small discussion group for woman, with time the group gained popularity and more women started coming forward with their queries. We realized that medical practitioners, doctors, and other social organizations are focusing on creating awareness regarding cancer, nutrition, and general well-being; we at Lipi foundation think it is necessary to start a support group for woman where they could find answers to all their queries regarding reproductive health especially related to PCOS.
Our focus in the upcoming workshop is on PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), through our series of workshops on the same theme, we aim to educate the public, help women get tested, and provide support for women that have already been diagnosed with PCOS. We are also starting an online support group under Project Renuka for the awareness of PCOS.
Activities under Project Renuka
1. Workshop for Women’s Health & Hygiene - Supported by
About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a problem in which women develop an imbalance of female sex hormones. This imbalance often causes irregular or delayed periods and cause various fertility related problems. PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) if not treated, can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and infertility.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS affects as many as 1 out of 15 women . The symptoms often begin in the teen years and carry on till menopause. PCOS is not curable but is treatable and the treatment can help control the symptoms and prevent long-term problems; only if diagnosed at the right time. The incidence of PCOS appears to be rising; it is now seen in as many as 25% – 30% of young women. In young girls, the symptoms are mainly cosmetic like acne, weight gain, and facial hair. In married women, the PCOS often manifests as an inability to conceive.
Common symptoms of PCOS include:
- Irregular periods or complete lack of periods
- Difficulty getting pregnant (because of irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate), recurrent miscarriage
- Excessive hair growth (hirsutism) – usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks
- Weight problems – being overweight, rapid weight gain, difficulty losing weight
- Thinning hair and hair loss from the head
- Oily skin or acne
- Depression and mood changes
- Multiple, small cysts in the ovaries
Our focus in the workshops is on PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), through our series of workshops on the same theme, we aim to educate the public, help women get tested, and provide support for women that have already been diagnosed with PCOS.
It is important to know that the symptoms of PCOS usually become apparent in teens or early twenties. Not all women with PCOS have all of the symptoms. Each symptom can vary from mild to severe. In most women, the only symptoms are menstrual problems or a failure to conceive.
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2. PCOS Support Group
Having realized that there is no forum or support group for women to help women with their queries regarding their reproductive health, Lipi Foundation has started an online PCOS support group which facilitates, enables and encourages woman to freely discuss and seek answers to understand what PCOS is, here at the group we provide resources and expert advice regarding PCOS, and creates public awareness about it. Our PCOS Support Group is not just for women but is also for men who wish to learn more about it to play a part and raise awareness; it is also for parents trying who are trying to help their daughter and so on.
The health of your family depends on the health of the female member(s) of your family. A healthy woman in a family acts as the foundation of healthy future. It is important to get out of the orthodox belief system and talk freely about health issues. Be bold and let’s talk.