On World Thyroid Day familiarize yourself with the common symptoms, disorders; get free TSH at screening camp-Dr Rohit
Dr Rohit Aggarwal / May 24,2023
Thyroid diseases are, arguably, among the commonest endocrine disorders worldwide. India too, is no exception. According to a projection from various studies on thyroid disease, it has been estimated that about 42 million people in India suffer from thyroid diseases. Thyroid diseases are different from other diseases in terms of their ease of diagnosis, accessibility of medical treatment, and the relative visibility that even a small swelling of the thyroid offers to the treating physician. Early diagnosis and treatment remain the cornerstone of management.
Problems with the thyroid can be caused by: iodine deficiency, autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, leading either to hyperthyroidism (caused by Graves’ disease) or hypothyroidism (caused by Hashimoto’s disease), inflammation (which may or may not cause pain), caused by a virus or bacteria, nodules, or non- cancerous lumps, cancerous tumours, certain medical treatments, including radiation therapy, thyroid surgery, and some medicines and some genetic disorders.
What are early warning signs of thyroid problems?
- Feeling tired or lacking energy even after getting enough sleep
- Sudden weight loss or weight gain that cannot be explained by changes in diet or exercise
- Mood swings, irritability, anxiety, or depression
- Sleep disturbances, insomnia, or excessive sleepiness
- Dry/rough skin or hair loss
- Muscle weakness or joint pain
- Increased or decreased heart rate
- Changes in the menstrual cycle like lighter or heavier periods, or irregular cycles
- Goiter, is an enlarged thyroid gland that can cause a visible swelling in the neck
Thyroid health can be improved by maintaining healthy iodine levels, include Selenium- rich foods in your diet, Increase your probiotics, cut Back on your sugar Intake, exercise regularly and by managing your stress.
World Thyroid Day is celebrated on 25 May every year since the year 2007. It was in the year 2007 that the members of Thyroid Federation International came up with the idea of World Thyroid Day. 25 May was chosen as the date because the European Thyroid Association (ETA) was established on this day.
On World Thyroid Day familiarize yourself with the common symptoms, disorders; get free TSH at screening camp-Dr Rohit added that “On the occasion of World Thyroid day 25-05-2023 we are organizing a free TSH screening camp for 3 consecutive days at our own Hospital Aggarwal Health Care, Sarabha Nagar, Bhadson Road Patiala.
(The views expressed are personal)