Thyroid disorder and its deadly grip on the Indian population!
Thyroid disorders are known to be one of the most common endocrine disorders around the world. According to various studies and research, India too is no exception. An estimated total of 42 million people are said to be suffering from thyroid diseases. Of all the many Thyroid related diseases (including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goitre and iodine deficiency disorders, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and thyroid cancer), Hypothyroidism is the most common among the Indian population affecting 1 in every 10 adults. The prevalence of hypothyroidism in India is 11%, compared with only 2% in the UK and 4.6% in the USA. According to recent studies, North India recorded the highest cases of Hypothyroidism while the South and West zones are reported to have higher cases in Hyperthyroidism.
The thyroid gland is the small gland that is shaped like a butterfly located in front of the neck, wrapped around the windpipe extending around the side of your throat. This gland in particular releases hormones that help in maintaining bodily functions. It is when the thyroid gland does not release the right amount of hormones needed by the body, one suffers from thyroid-related diseases; the most common being hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. When the thyroid makes lower hormone than what the body requires, it is known as hypothyroidism. Fatigue, obesity, and susceptibility to cold temperature are the many effects when too little thyroid is released. On the other hand, when too much thyroid hormone is released, it is known to be hyperthyroidism. Fatigue, heart-related problems and dramatic weight loss are the results of lack of sufficient thyroid hormone in the body.
Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:
Depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency, the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism may vary. The development of such issues is usually slow, often over years and one may barely notice its early onset symptoms. But more apparent issues may develop as your metabolism continues to slow down. Here are some of the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism:
1. Unexplained weight gain
4. Proneness to Cold temperature
5. High Blood Cholesterol level
6. Heart issues
7. Dry Skin
8. Irregular Menstrual Periods
9. Thinning Hair
10. Puffy Face
Causes of Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism can occur due to several factors including autoimmune disease, radiation therapy, thyroid surgery and certain medications. Women, especially those above 60 years of age, are at a higher risk of developing hypothyroidism. Below is an in-depth description of the causes of Hypothyroidism:
1. Autoimmune disease: also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, this is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism. Autoimmune disorders occur when your immune system produces antibodies that attack your own tissues often affecting the thyroid’s ability to produce hormones thus causing hypothyroidism. One may be prone to hypothyroidism if they have an autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes or celiac disease
2. Thyroid surgery: The removal of all or a large portion of your thyroid gland can affect hormone production.
3. Radiation therapy: Radiation for cancer treatments particularly on the neck and head can affect the thyroid gland leading to hypothyroidism.
4. Medications: Several medications can contribute to hypothyroidism. One such medication is lithium, which is used to treat certain psychiatric disorders.
5. Pregnancy: Women are at a higher risk of developing hypothyroidism especially during or post-pregnancy. The reason being women produce antibodies which attack their thyroid gland. If left untreated, this may increase the risk of miscarriage, premature delivery or pre-eclampsia affecting the developing foetus.
6. Iodine deficiency: Insufficient iodine intake may result in hypothyroidism, and too much iodine can worsen hypothyroidism in people who already have the condition.
Complications Due to Hypothyroidism
If left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to several health issues such as developing goitre which may affect one’s appearance and may cause breathing or swallowing problems. Due to underactive thyroid which causes high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), one can develop serious heart issues or heart failure as well. Other health issues such as depression, fatigue, peripheral nerve damage, myxedema (intolerance to cold temperature), drowsiness, infertility, and birth defects which if left untreated can lead to severe physical and mental retardation of the child.
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