Berhampur,24/03/19:Metabolic Conclave 2019 was organized recently by Global Cardio Diabetes Academy at Dubai, UAE. This year’s theme was Update on Thyroid Disorders. Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, consultant endocrinologist from Diabetes and Endocare clinic, Berhampur was invited to deliver on Management of Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy. Around 1 in 2000 pregnant ladies suffer from hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone levels in blood). This condition presents with weight loss, trembling of hands, heat intolerance, excessive sweating, palpitation and bulging red eyes. If not treated adequately it can give rise to complications like miscarriage, hypertension, heart failure, fetal growth restriction, preterm delivery and increased perinatal mortality. Mostly medicines are used to control it, with some severe cases requiring surgery in 2nd trimester. Dr Kota explained to the audience about usage pattern, side effects and monitoring of patients.
About 40 expert endocrinologists from various parts of globe were invited as speakers and panellists. Around 250 doctors from south Asia and Middle East participated in this 2 daylong conference. Dr Kota was the only speaker from Odisha and was one among 4 doctors from India, to be invited to this coveted event, for which he received accolades from his colleagues, various organizations and general public.