One in ten adults in India suffer from hypothyroidism
A recent survey conducted by Indian Thyroid Society depicts awareness for the disease ranked ninth as compared to other common ailments such as asthma, cholesterol problem, depression, diabetes, insomnia and heart problem.
When thyroid hormone levels are too low, the body’s cells can’t get enough thyroid hormone and the body’s functions start slowing down. As the body’s functioning gets slowed down, variety of symptoms are observed:
Numbness and tingling in hands
Intolerance to cold
Dry, coarse skin and hair
Frequent, heavy menstrual periods
But as the symptoms are so variable and non-specific, the only way to know for sure whether you have hypothyroidism is by having a blood test called the TSH test which can identify thyroid disorders.
NORMAL AND ABNORMAL TSH LEVELS (mU/L) TSH LEVELS MEASURED THROUGH BLOOD TESTS:
0.0– 0.4 hyperthyroidism or suppressed TSH
0.4 – 4.0 normal range of TSH
4.0 – 10.0 subclinical (mild) hypothyroidism
10.00 + hypothyroidism
If left untreated, hypothyroidism can cause increase in cholesterol levels, an increase in blood pressure, cardiovascular complications, gastrointestinal disorders, decreased fertility and depression along with feeling of fatigue and weakness.
Hypothyroidism cannot be prevented. Thus, there is a significant need to reach out and make people aware of the causes, symptoms, treatment and importance of testing for thyroid problems so that the condition can be treated in a timely manner.
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