According to studies -
- 1 in 5 Indian women suffers from PCOS.
- 38% of Indian women in the workplace suffer from several health concerns.
- 63% of women in middle management roles look for a new role <2 years.
It is extremely common for women to be impacted by menstrual health concerns, hormonal imbalances and more while at work. This evidently also has an impact on their productivity at the workplace. There is a need for more women in leadership roles and retention of talent, all of which can be affected by poor health.
At Elda Health, we believe that women’s health should be a priority for organisations.
Elda Health is a women’s healthcare company spreading awareness of gynecological concerns and offering virtual lifestyle programs for a broad range of health issues from PCOS to Menopause. We have worked with over 20 companies such as Titan, DE Shaw, Siemens, Wells Fargo, CGI and more to educate and treat gynaecological issues of their women employees. We have also delivered good health outcomes for over 3000 women.
Do reach out to us if you would like to know more about our programs, our initiatives or anything about women’s health! We are here to help
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Hi Gopika - Welcome to Rainmatter Health and appreciate this post!
I’ve a question. Would you have any data on what are the most common health issues working women experience? I suppose most in the demography are between 25-50 age. Is the pattern in India similar to global trends?
You mentioned menstrual health & hormonal imbalances. Are working women more susceptible to these issues than others ?
Hoping to spread more awareness with you and your team around.
Thanks Dilip! I don’t have any specific data however I can suggest some good reads and research on women’s health globally and in India -
The most common health issues among working women are mental health concerns, conditions like PCOS, musculoskeletal disorders, infertility, fatigue, menstrual irregularities etc.
While the issues are mostly similar in India vs globally, Indian women may be more prone to nutritional deficiencies such as iron and vitamin D due to dietary patterns. India’s anemia burden among women is the highest in the world and Indian women are at higher risk of reproductive issues due to lack of awareness and limited access to healthcare.
Menstrual concerns and hormonal imbalances can affect women, working or not, so we cannot exactly say that working women are more susceptible to health concerns vs non working women. However, certain work-related factors like stress, irregular working hours and poor work life balance can affect menstrual health. We recently did a webinar on “Burnout and its impact on Women’s Health” where our expert explained how burnout can lead to thyroid imbalances, impact cortisol production and impair the metabolism of women.
Happy to help with any queries! Please feel free to reach out if you need more info.