For every girl, almost nothing seems worse than the sudden zit or patch of acne that pops up on the face, especially on the morning of a special day. Now, make the acne a persistent condition coupled with excess weight gain and hair-fall, and you have every girl’s worst nightmare. Beauty products, cosmetics and spa treatments are purchased in bulk as a means to combat these without realizing that they problem may lie internally, with one’s hormones.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS as it is commonly known, is one such hormonal condition affecting millions of girls worldwide. According to a recent study by Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, 1 in 5 Indian women suffer from PCOS which is about 18-20% of the overall population. In addition, it was found that this condition was predominantly present in the 15-30 year old age group.