Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 26 Dec 2017 Bengaluru: Consultat ...

Bengaluru: Consultations for diabetes, infertility increase

Published Dec 26, 2017, 3:10 am IST
Updated Dec 26, 2017, 7:03 am IST
Picture for representation
 Picture for representation

Bengaluru: The IT City seems to have adolescent and behavioural psychology on its mind. According to an annual report released by Lybrate, an online doctor consultation platform, the number of interactions on diabetes and infertility and contraception has seen a significant jump.

The report states that in Bengaluru, 33% of people consulted doctors for diabetes, 27% reached out to them for issues on infertility and contraception and 24% had conversations around adolescent and behavioural psychology. Fitness and wellness was also a key topic of discussion with 16% Bengalureans consulting doctors on Lybrate.  

“The trend that people are getting concerned and aware about being psychologically healthy and are reaching out to healthcare experts is a positive development. It becomes all the more significantm because parents and loved ones too are seeking help for their children and themselves to connect with each other better and fix any behavioural issues. We all ignore our psychological health, not understanding that it is the key to our overall good health. Being psychologically healthy saves us from a gamut of lifestyle-triggered diseases that have become a major concern for people across age groups as also healthcare infrastructure in the country," said Saurabh Arora, founder and CEO, Lybrate.

He said, “The data was collected for three years. We have been collating data and churning out useful insights which can play a key role in devising healthcare strategies in accordance with the existing healthcare realities prevalent in the country.”

The city has faired well as compared to other major metros. In Delhi, 23% people consulted doctors for infertility and contraception, while 31% reached out to them for issues related to adolescent/behavioural psychology. In Mumbai, 32% people talked about infertility and contraception and 31% consulted experts about adolescent/behavioural psychology. Kolkata and Ahmedabad had the highest number of queries around infertility and contraception with 36% and 35% people respectively reaching out to doctors for information. Pune (33%) also had a significant number of queries on adolescent/behavioural psychology. Diabetes too was a major topic of discussion with 33% people in Bengaluru, 32% in Kolkata, 29% in Hyderabad and Chennai and 26% in Delhi and Ahmedabad consulting doctors on Lybrate for information. 

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru


More From Health and Wellbeing