Berhampur Dated 16th September 2018: Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur today has organised second South Odisha Thyroid Symposium at IMA hall, Berhampur. DR Ramesh Chandra Chyaupatnaik, Hon,ble MLA Berhampur cum chairman, Ganjam District Planning Committee was the chief guest with Prof Radha Madhab Tripathy, Dean & Principal, MKCG Medical College; Prof Charan Panda, Superintendent, MKCG Medical College; Prof Dr P C Sahu, retired Head, Dept of General Medicine, MKCG Medical College; Prof Dr N C Padhi, retired Head, Dept of General Surgery, MKCG Medical College; Prof Prasanna Padhy, President, IMA, Berhampur and Sri Subash Maharana, Chairman, BDA 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. Dr Ramesh Ch Chyaupatnaik 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. Prof N C Padhi and Prof Prasanna Padhy others opined that these scientific symposia would help updating the knowledge of treating physicians on Thyroid disorders. There were 10 different topics on Thyroid disorders delivered by eminent 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 K T Subudhi, retired head, Dept of Surgery, MKCG Medical college 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 personnel to conclude the session.