In January, a thyroid awareness campaign witnessed the congregation of bloggers who had gathered there to apprise themselves about Thyroid disorders and share it with #RuleOutThyroweight. A well-known celebrity and Bollywood star who is also the Therapy Awareness ambassador for creating Thyroid awareness initiative in India – Ms Juhi Chawla, shared her experiences with Thyroid Disorder.
Thyroweight which is mainly diagnosed in women, as in their quest to create balance, take too much on them and ignore their health or any health-related symptoms. Symptoms that are telling us to pause and take notice. But in this fast-paced daily life, we ignore it. These could be shouting signs of an underlying issue. Once we identify the causes, issues, we can work towards it. Issues such as thyroid dysfunction- have treatment options at hand. Life can become easy – and full of energy! Let’s not wait and ignore those issues.
Thyroweight is weight changes and tiredness due to thyroid disorders. Thyroid disorders are of two types-
Hyperthyroidism- Excess secretion of Thyroid Hormones
Hypothyroidism- Less secretion of Thyroid Hormones
Hypothyroidism is much more common than Hyperthyroidism. In hypothyroidism weight gain, tiredness and lethargy are the common symptoms. Thyroid disorder is one of the most common endocrine gland disorder worldwide. Research and market data shows that we, women tend to ignore these symptoms and blame our lifestyle. With Thyroweight, an awareness needs to be created around this small weight gain and other symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. The sooner it is detected; the easier life becomes.
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Ms Juhi Chawla shared that she has Thyroid patients around her- with her husband and father-in-law both having it. But a small medication and sincere attention to lifestyle changes have enabled them to conquer this condition and now they are living life to the hilt. He has been enjoying his adventurous treks and following a very healthy work-life balance. So much so that, she recently discovered that her hair-dresser, is also suffering from Thyroid and is taking simple medication through a Pill to counter the condition. She is happy as she is able to carry on with her personal and professional life well.
Well-known endocrinologist, Dr Shehla Shaikh, in an exclusive conversation shared many unknown facets of Thyroid dysfunction and how one should address it.
I too had encountered Thyroid dysfunction with my mother-in-law inflicting it. She became very nervous and thought it was the end of the world for her as she was not aware of the course which she needed to follow to overcome it. She struggled with the condition until we took her to a doctor who made her understand it all and put her on simple medication – twice a day with some dietary changes. It worked well for her.
Everyone can counter the Thyroid disorder condition with ease, provided we pay due attention to it, take proper medication and adopt a positive approach towards it.
Disclaimer: I attended a discussion on thyroid awareness facilitated by Abbott India Limited. Any opinion expressed in this blog is my personal opinion and not the opinion of Abbott India Limited. Abbott India Limited does not assume any liability for the content of the blog. The blog post is not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment for people having thyroid problems. Any reader of this blog suffering from thyroid problems should specifically consult his/her doctor for the same and follow the suggested course of treatment.’