- Women in the age group of 20-60 years affected with various conditions
- Vitamin D deficiencyis much prevalent in female populace in the city
Indian Women are susceptible to an array of health problems and most of it goes undetected for a long period of time due to either lack of knowledge orbusy lifestyle. In order to understand the most common health problems faced by women and its intensity, Metropolis analysed and studied samples of women who underwent testing at Metropolis Healthcare Ltd for a period of one year (2015). The following 6 conditions emerged as the most common among women in Mumbai.
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Uncontrolled Cholesterol
- Hyper and Hypothyroidism
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency
- Over 79% of the women aged between 20 and 60 years analysed for Vitamin D reported deficiency and insufficiency of Vitamin D. While 28% reported deficiency and 51% reported insufficiency.
- Over 58% of the women aged between 20 and 60 years analysed for Hemoglobin reported Anemia.
- Over 36% of the women aged between 20 and 60 years analysed for Cholesterol reportedborderlineor high cholesterol
- Of all the women who underwent HbA1C testing, 54% were found to be diabetic
- 11% of all samples tested positive for Hyperthyroidism and 23% of samples tested positive for Hypothyroidism
- Around 14.81% of women in the age group of 20-60 years, out of thesample sizeof 11027 samples analysed by Metropolis are Vitamin B12 deficient.
Commenting on the study,
Dr. Sonali Kolte, General Manager, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, said “The top condition that affects women isVitamin D Deficiencywhich is essential for overallgoodhealth and strong bones and also helps the body fight infection.
This study by Metropolis is an effort to spread awareness among women on the most prevalent preventable conditions amongst women. Women really need to take control of their health and wellness”
While you can’t eliminate risk factors such as family history, you can control many other risk factors by adopting a healthier lifestyle.
- Eat a healthy diet. Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fiber foods and lean sources of protein, such as fish. Limit foods high in saturated fat,added sugarand sodium.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Losing excess pounds — and keeping them off — can lower your risk of heart disease.
- Get moving. Include physical activity in your daily routine. Exercise can help you control your weight and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Choose activities that you enjoy like brisk walking and swimming or just any outdoor activity. Even a 15 minute exposure to sunlight everyday can keep your vitamin D in check.