Hi Dr. Indore: Women are eight times more likely to have thyroid than men, take the test

Date of publication: Thursday, May 26, 2022 2:15 PM (IST)

Hello Dr. Indore: Indore (Naiduniya Representative). Thyroid disease can happen to anyone of any age, but women are eight times more likely to get it than men. About 15 percent of women over the age of 50 have hypothyroidism. The difficulty is that the symptoms of this disease are not easily detected. Pregnant women should have their thyroid checked regularly. Uncontrolled thyroid has a direct effect on the fetus. With this disease you can live your whole life easily, as long as it is detected in time and a complete treatment is done.

Dr. Subodh Banjal, a senior thyroid specialist, said this. He was answering questions from readers on ‘Hello Doctor’, a weekly Naidunia program on Wednesday. He told readers that those whose parents have thyroid are more prone to this disease than others. Sometimes we take our thyroid symptoms normally and take it lightly, but it is serious. If a child’s height does not increase with age or if a girl has started menstruating prematurely or even after the age of 12-13 does not start, it may be due to thyroid. Periodic review is required.

keep these things in mind

* Check your thyroid regularly after age 35.

* Thyroid screening is very important in pregnant women.

* Women who have thyroid may also become pregnant. They need to have their thyroid monitored before conception and kept under control. An uncontrolled thyroid can hinder the baby’s mental and physical development at birth.

* Excessive or very little bleeding during menstruation can cause thyroid. Be sure to take the test in both cases.

* Do not eat anything for one hour after taking thyroid medication, otherwise the medication will not be effective.

Patients with tuberculosis, epilepsy, etc. they should monitor the dose of thyroid medication by the doctor.

* If your weight is constantly increasing or decreasing, definitely check your thyroid.

a thyroid gland

The thyroid is a gland that produces thyroid hormones. This hormone reaches all organs through the blood and keeps all parts of the body under control.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism

The patient remains lethargic. Symptoms such as swelling of the hands and feet, slow or heavy voice, low heart rate, rapid weight gain, extreme chills, dry skin, constipation, hair loss, irregular menstruation are observed.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism

Hands and feet begin to tremble. The patient feels hot. One should defecate immediately after eating, even after eating a full meal, the weight starts to decrease. Irritability increases in the patient. The heartbeat increases. he can’t sleep

The thyroid can occur even before birth

One in three and a half thousand babies is one in which thyroid hormones are not produced by pregnancy. Thyroid hormones are tested during pregnancy abroad. Children who have problems with thyroid hormones from birth, their IQ is lower than that of normal children. These children are lethargic. These kids have a thick voice. The newborn’s thyroid test needs to be done immediately after birth so that treatment can be started on time and the baby can lead a normal life. Delay in treatment hinders the child’s mental and physical development.

Questions and Answers: There are two types of thyroid: hyper and hypo

ask- No cure for thyroid disease? -Javed Akhtar, Harsud

answer- If you continue to take regular medications, there will be no problem. There are two types of hyper and thyroid hypo. In most cases, regular and long-term medication is required.

ask- I am 71 years old. I have been taking thyroid medication for the past three years. I have reduced my weight by 5 kg. What do I do? -Radheshyam Neema, Indore

answer- If your thyroid is under control after taking the medicine, a diabetes test should be done. If you do not have diabetes, get a chest x-ray.

ask- My muscles hurt under my knees. The plants are also burned. -Rajesh Choudhary, Saver

answer- You should get a hemoglobin and thyroid test. If someone is intoxicated, stop.

ask- Is thyroid disease more common in women? -Anil Kavakale, Indore

answer- Women are eight times more likely to develop thyroid disease than men. It is necessary to have regular check-ups and with regular treatment, the disease is kept under control.

ask- I am 56 years old. There is bloating and obesity in the body. The thyroid is back to normal on examination. – Savitri, Indore

answer- If your thyroid test is normal, you have no thyroid problems. You may be obese. You control obesity. Avoid fried and sweet foods.

Posted by: Sameer Deshpande

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