Bayer Zydus Pharma together with BSOG organise Face of Confidence
Bangalore,3 April 2018 – To raise awareness on the increasing incidence of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) among women in India, Bayer Zydus Pharma in association with the Bangalore Society of Obsterics and Gynaecolgyorganised a Walkathon in Bangalore on April 01, 2018. PCOS is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels.The ‘Face of Confidence’ walkathon was meant to inform women about PCOS and help them restore their self esteem, to lead a confident life.
Speaking about the walkathon, Manoj Saxena,Managing Director at Bayer Zydus Pharma said, “We are delighted to associatewith the Bangalore Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy to come forward andsupport this cause. Bayer has been a pioneer in women’shealth and understands well how PCOS can affect the wellbeing of women. We wantthe women to make informed choices related to their health. Early diagnosis and treatment of PCOSwill help in ensuring good health and restoring their self-esteem.The Face ofConfidence walkathon aims at achieving this goal.”Dr. Vidya Bhat, a prominent Gynaecologist who participated in thethe walkathon shares, 'In India, PCOS affects I in 5 women of reproductiveage and about 2 among 5 adolescent girls. It is a serious concern thatin most PCOS cases the symptoms are ignored and left unchecked, causingserious health issues. Making healthy lifestyle changes including diet and excercise can certainly help manage Pcosbetter.
The ‘Face of Confidence’ walkathon was flagged of by Ms. Sanjjanaa Galrani, celebrity actressand yoga activist, known for her ideology of promoting good health and abalanced life for better living.
Speaking at the walkathon she said, “PCOS hasbecome extremely prevalent among women in cities today and one of the mostimportant reasons for this is the lifestyle that we lead. It is important thatwomen are aware of PCOS and includeregular exercise in their routine to improve health and the quality of life.Walking is one of the most recommended and easily doable workout that women canmanage in their schedule.
Thewalkathon was an endeavor to include key stakeholders concerning women’shealth, walking together for a common cause of empowering women with PCOS toface life with more confidence.