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1 out of every 10 adults in India may be suffering from thyroid disorder.

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SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM


Thyroid glad has a huge effect on nearly every aspect of our health; from weight to mood to heart rate to energy level. Here's a look at the many symptoms of hypothyroidism to help you stay prepared.

 

 

 

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Muscle Cramps

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Intolerance to cold

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Puffy Eyelids

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Excessive Weight Gain

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Irregular Menstrual Flow

A BIT ABOUT THYROID


What is Thyroid?

Thyroid is a Butterfly shaped gland that rests inside the neck, just below the Adams apple. Proper secretion of the hormones from the thyroid gland is essential for the normal functioning of the body.

The role of the Thyroid Gland

The Thyroid Gland synthesizes and secretes 2 hormones namely T4 (Thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine). These hormones affect metabolism,brain development, breathing, functioning of the heart and nervous system, body temparature, muscle strength, skin, menstrual cycles, weight and cholestrol.

TYPES OF THYROID DISORDER


Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland becomes underactive and does not produce enough thyroid hormones. It can affect growth, cellular process and many other body functions.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism

  • Excessive Weight Gain
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Dry Skin
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Puffy Eyelids
  • Irregular Menstrual Flow
  • Infertiit

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland becomes overactive and starts producing excess of thyroid hormones. This can lead to increase in body's metabolism and result in many symptoms and ailments.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism

  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Weight Loss
  • Moist Palms
  • Rapid and Irregular Heartbeat
  • Bulging Eyes
  • Unblinking Stare
  • Vision Changes
  • Excessive Hunger
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Heat Intolerance

PREVALENCE OF HYPOTHYROIDISM


    • 1 in 10 adults in India suffer from lypothyroidism.

    • Adults in the age group of more than 35+ are at risk of development of hypothyroidism.

    • Hypothyroidism is 3 times more common in women.

    • 1/3 of Hypothyroid Patients are unaware of their conditions.

    • 14% of Women in the first trimester of pregnancy suffer from thyroid disorder.

    • In 15% depressive patients the underlying causer may be hypothyroidism.

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