When was the last time you paid any serious heed to your sudden weight gain without any apparent reason, dry hair,fatigue,memory loss,excessive hair fall??? We all attribute it to thoda healthy looking or change of weather or simply put the issue aside considering it as trivial as it can be. But hey hold on this could not be your usual,run of the mill ailment but a possibility of Thyroid disorder and gaining Thyroweight.
Last month, I had the privilege to attend an very interesting event about Thyroid awareness, Rule Out Thyroweight, it’s about time that women give themselves utmost importance and this event just did that in the right direction. I was shocked to know that 1 among every 10 Indian has thyroid.
This was one of my first bloggers meet held at Marriot on 15th January It really intrigued me as I wanted to know more about this disease and how its effecting our daily life .I have heard about friends/family suffer because of thyroid. This event was such an eye opener and truly inspiring. The very next day I was at my doctors clinic, checking on my thyroid levels. Various facts pertaining to women’s lifestyle came to light that leads to this hormonal imbalance.
There was an interesting session with renowned Dr Sheila Sheikh who was busting thyroid myths and famous actress, Juhi Chawla. She supports the cause because she has watched the disease very closely, her husband and father in law being Thyroid sufferers,she vouches how medication helps. One of the member of her entourage, her hair stylist also suffers from Hypothyroid and yet with simple medication, they all have overcome major hurdles and leading their life to the fullest.
Dr Sheila said the hormones produced by the thyroid gland play a major role in our body’s metabolism. Any imbalance in these hormones affects our bodily function. There are a no of medical reasons that can cause Thyroid. Thyroid gland has important roles to regulate numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Different types of thyroid disorders affect either its structure or function.
However prevalence of Hypothyroid is very common in Indian adults,especially women. Untreated hypothyroidism may lead to serious cardiovascular and neurological complications. Early diagnosis and treatment remain the cornerstone of management. Even though the prevalence of thyroid disorder is 11% of the population in India, 76% of the people remain unaware & hence undiagnosed. One cannot take Thyroweight lightly
A Woman’s body undergoes through a lot of changes, from menstruation to motherhood.
They are constantly juggling, one needs to consult their doctor if they experience constipation, muscle weakness, weight gain, even though you are not eating more food, joint or muscle pain,feeling sad or depressed. feeling very tired, pale, dry skin, Irregular menstrual flow. Untreated hypothyroidism may lead to serious cardiovascular and neurological complications. Early diagnosis and treatment remain the cornerstone of management. Treatement of Hypothyroidism is usually life-long. It is recommended to change the thyroxine dose depending on certain patient factors like age, body weight and TSH level
During pregnancy, there are a lot of hormonal and other changes taking place in a woman’s body and these changes can also alter the functioning of the thyroid gland.The doctor may consider history of symptoms, may examine physically, and recommend some laboratory tests that measure the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in blood. A normal pregnancy results in a number of important changes that alter thyroid function. While usually normal, the TSH may be slightly low in the first trimester, this usually returns to normal throughout the duration of pregnancy. The thyroid is functioning normally if the TSH, Free T4 and Free T3 are all normal throughout pregnancy. For more information please visit http://thyroidindia.com/thyroweight/
The idea out here is to be the change and give yourself the utmost care,Happy mothers make Happy babies is old, the new mantra is Healthy mothers make healthy babies.Hence I say …..A LITTLE BIT OF CARE,GOES A LONG WAY!!!
Disclaimer: I attended a discussion on thyroid awareness facilitated by Abbott India Limited. Any opinion expressed in this blog is my personal opinion and not the opinion of Abbott India Limited. Abbott India Limited does not assume any liability for the content of the blog. The blog post is not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment for people having thyroid problems. Any reader of this blog suffering from thyroid problems should specifically consult his/her doctor for the same and follow the suggested course of treatment.’