INTERNATIONAL THYROID AWARENESS

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INTERNATIONAL THYROID AWARENESS MONTH CELEBRATION BY DIABETES & ENDOCARE CLINIC

 

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Berhampur Dated 31st January 2016: Thyroid disorders are increasing in prevalence. January is celebrated as Thyroid Awareness month internationally. On this occasion, Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur has held Thyroid awareness cum testing sessions at 4 different organizations of Berhampur. These activities were done in association with Satya Sai Dhyana mandali, Khaspa street (date: 18th January); Patanajali Chikitsalaya, Giri Road (date: 19th January); Yogadham, Gandhinagar (date: 26th January) and Brahmakumaris, Bada Bazar (date: 29th January). Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, consultant endocrinologist from Diabetes and Endocare Clinic, took the lead in organizing these events and participated as the chief speaker/ resource person.  Dr Sunil explained to the members of respective organizations about causes, symptoms and treatment of various thyroid disorders. Around 500 people from all the organisations were subjected to thyroid blood testing. The attendees were provided with educational materials on Thyroid and Diabetes.

 

Now 12-15 % of total Indian population are affected with Thyroid disorders. Earlier the cause was iodine deficiency, now these are predominantly due to autoimmune imbalance. These are seen 5 times more commonly in females. Hypothyroidism is a state associated with low thyroid hormone levels in the body. It presents with weight gain, body aches, dry skin, tiredness, hair fall, constipation, irregular menses, infertility and depression. Hyperthyoridism denotes high thyroid hormone levels in body and presents with weight loss, trembling of hands, palpitation, feeling of excess heat, sweating, repeated motions, redness of eyes. Sometimes a swelling in front of the neck can be there called as goiter. It can affect newborns, growing children with impaired mental, physical and sexual growth. Thyroid testing should ideally be done in all pregnant ladies to avoid complications. Treatment is in the form of tablets, radio iodine therapy, surgery etc. Dr Sunil emphasized upon the fact that timely treatment and periodic follow up with doctor prevents the complications. 

 

An educational video CD on Thyroid and Diabetes was presented to each of these organizations for its circulation among its members and general public to further increase knowledge on these endocrine disorders. Mr K Vijay Bhaskar from Satya Sai Dhyana Mandali, Dr Debraj Panigrahy from Patanjali Chikitsalaya, Mr P Rama Rao Patro from Yogadham and Chief coordinator B K Basanti from Brahma Kumaris profusely thanked Dr Sunil for his efforts to educate and screen the general public. They further requested Dr Kota to carry on with his awareness activities for people from various sectors.

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