Thyroid Disorders in India

fatigueDo you feel fluctuations in your weight? Or do you feel lethargic, just after a good night’s sleep? If so, these signs maybe symptoms of thyroid disease, which seems to affect a lot of people especially women and children. Dr. Bobby K Mathew, Consultant Endocrinologist at Sunny Specialty Medical Centre LLC, Sharjah & Welcare Hospital, Kochi help us understand this problem.

Thyroid diseases are common worldwide. In India there is a significant burden of thyroid diseases. 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. There are five common thyroid diseases in India: (1) hypothyroidism, (2) hyperthyroidism, (3) goiter and iodine deficiency disorders, (4) Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and (5) thyroid cancer.

(Read the March issue of Safety Messenger Magazine 2015 to know more on of this article )

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