THYROID SYMPOSIUM FOR DOCTORS

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FIRST EVER THYROID SYMPOSIUM FOR DOCTORS OF SOUTH ODISHA AT BERHAMPUR BY DIABETES & ENDOCARE CLINIC 

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Berhampur Dated 27th Nov 2016: Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur today has organised first ever scientific symposium on Thyroid disorders for doctors of South Odisha at IMA hall, Berhampur. Prof Dr R K Das, Ex Head, Dept of General Medicine, MKCG Medical College was the chief guest with Prof Dr P C Sahu, Ex Head, Dept of General Medicine, MKCG Medical College; Prof Dr N C Padhi, Ex Head, Dept of General Surgery, MKCG Medical College; Prof Dr K B Subudhi, Superintendent, MKCG Medical College, and Prof Dr L K Meher, Head, Dept of General Medicine, MKCG Medical College as the guests of honour for the inaugural session. Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist from Diabetes and Endocare Clinic presided over the meet in the capacity of organising secretary. Prof Dr R K Das highlighted the rising prevalence of Thyroid disorders and called for enhancing the skills of practitioners to deal with these problems. Prof P C Sahu advised the audience to be watchful of Thyroid disorders by diagnosing them early followed by timely initiation of treatment. Dr N C Padhi and others opined that these scientific symposia would help updating the knowledge of treating physicians on Thyroid disorders. There were 8 different topics on Thyroid disorders delivered by eminent Endocrinologist speakers from Berhampur, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

 

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, because it is found in around 22% of pregnant ladies. Treatment is in the form of tablets, radio iodine therapy, surgery etc depending on severity of the disorders. Emphasis was laid upon timely treatment and periodic follow up to avoid. In total around 250 doctors from Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Boudh, Rayagada, Koraput attended the workshop.  

 

Additionally Dr Sunil Kota revealed his plans of undertaking thyroid blood testing for general public from different sectors to detect the undiagnosed cases. Prof Dr K B Subudhi  lauded the efforts by Dr Sunil to educate both doctors and general public and requested him to further carry on with his awareness activities for people from various sectors. Lastly Dr Sunil Kota extended vote of thanks to the guests, chairpersons, speakers, volunteers, IMA and media personnels to conclude the session.

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