The One problem we can’t control: Thyroid

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Today, 25th May 2017 is observed as World Thyroid Day across the world. Over the world, the campaign emphasises upon spreading awareness about the condition ‘hypothyroid’ which affects millions of people worldwide.

 

Facts

  • In India, 1 in 10 people suffer from thyroid disorder.

  • Almost 90% of the patients complain about feeling lethargic.

  • 41% adults suffer from nervousness and anxiety because of it.

  • 44.3% of the females are found to be hyperthyroidic  in their first trimester of pregnancy.

  • Previous studies reveal that almost 42 million Indians suffer from thyroid disorders.

But, unfortunately, awareness about the disease is low. A recent study across 8 cities of India revealed the prevalence of thyroid disorders in around 11 % of the urban population, with women being 3 times more prone to the disease than men.

 

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Importance of Thyroid Gland

Thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck. Thyroid hormones control metabolism, growth, body temperature, muscle strength and the health of your heart and other vital organs.

 

Thyroid Hormonal Imbalance

The hormones produced by the thyroid gland play a major role in your body’s metabolism. Any imbalance in these hormones affects your bodily function.

 

Symptoms

  • Excessive weight gain

  • Nervousness

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Rapid and irregular heartbeat

  • Bulging eyes

  • Vision changes

  • Excessive hunger

  • Frequent bowel movements

  • Heat Intolerance

  • Intolerance to cold

  • Muscle cramps

  • Dry skin

  • Constipation

  • Fatigue

  • Puffy eyelids

  • Irregular menstrual flo