Lets Spread Thyroid Awareness – #RuleOutThyroweight

Thyroid Disorder is the most common disorder worldwide. In India too, 1 in 10 individual suffers from thyroid disorder, which most often causes weight gain and hormonal imbalances, and is more commonly seen in women. Almost, 8 in 10 Women have Thyroid disorders. It is also observed that Thyroid disorder can run in a family.

Thyroid and its Symptoms


Thyroid disorders are very common and are often neglected. The most common symptom is increase in weight and tiredness.  These symptoms together is called  Thyroweight. The primary function of the thyroid gland is the production of hormones- triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) and the. When the thyroid gland over or under produces these hormones, one suffers from thyroid disorder.  There are 2 types of Thyroid Disorders – Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism – a condition where there is overproduction of Thyroid Hormone.

Hypothyroidism – a condition where the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough Thyroid Hormone.

One should check for thyroid disorder, if they see symptoms like unexplained weight gain, Fatigue, Depression, Stress, Hairfall, Menstrual Irregularities, etc.

A Simple TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test can help you diagnose your Thyroid Disorder.

Thyroid disorder is one of the most common endocrine gland disorders worldwide. Thyroweight is the weight changes due to Thyroid disorder. In Hypothyroidism, weight gain, fatigue, laziness are common symptoms. Untreated Hypothyroidism may lead to serious cardiovascular or neurological complications. For more information please visit  http://thyroidindia.com/thyroweight

An awareness campaign on #RuleOutThyroweight was held.

My experience with thyroid disorder patients

There’s a saying that Not All Heroes wear a Cape, which is really true. There are a few Real Heroes in my Life too who are battling Thyroid and winning over it every day with proper medication and a healthy diet. My aunt and her daughter both suffer from hypothyroidism. The Aunt got thyroid diagnosed a little later in life and had to struggle a bit with strict diet and major changes in the lifestyle along with the medication. Though it took time, she is now leading a healthy life. She was cautious enough to get her daughter diagnosed at an early stage when symptoms cropped up and started with proper medication. Both of them now are leading a normal life with proper medication and healthy diet.

With Healthy Diet and Medication, you can #RuleOutThyroWeight and lead a Healthy Life.

What to Avoid in Thyroid Disorder

If you are diagnosed with thyroid disorder, avoid vegetables like Cauliflower, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kale, etc. These vegetables contain a natural chemical called Goitrogen that can interfere with thyroid hormone synthesis.

Thyroid Awareness Event

January being the thyroid awareness month, an event happened to spread awareness about Thyroid- #RuleOutThyroweight.  Dr. Shehla Shaikh, a consulting endocrinologist who is associated with hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Wockhardt Hospitals and Prince Ali Khan Hospital was at the event to educate everyone on thyroid disorder symptoms and treatment. She answered all the questions related to Thyroid Disorder. She said, if you are a Thyroid patient, it is advised that you continue medication and do regular check-ups to monitor your thyroid.

The chief guest for the eve and the Therapy awareness ambassador of the Thyroid awareness campaign was our very favourite Bollywood actor, Juhi Chawla. She shared  how she looks up to some people who have thyroid disorder and start their day on a positive note. She also shared that her family members too have Thyroid disorder-her husband and Father in law have thyroid disorderand shared their story of how they live ahealthy life today with a simple medication. Juhi also shared the story of her hair stylist , how she has overcome Thyroid disorder with proper medication. Thyroid can be ruled out with proper medication and healthy diet.

The event was a great success with good information on Thyroid Disorder and Treatment. If anyone is experiencing instant weight gain, or any of the above symptoms, kindly consult an endocrinologist at the earliest. Always visit a professional to seek medical advice than just neglecting the situation.

Let’s #ruleoutThyroweight.

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.’

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