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.
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.
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.
Excessive weight gain
Rapid and irregular heartbeat
Frequent bowel movements
Intolerance to cold
Irregular menstrual flo