Health is wealth. At the same time, it’s most neglected of all. How often do we say to ourselves? Will start walking from tomorrow. Eat healthier food next time. Start living a more disciplined life? Even in our thoughts, everything we leave for tomorrow. The tomorrow that never comes! We DO NOT take care of ourselves enough. especially women, who IGNORE themselves above everything else.
Rule Out Thyroweight, read on to know-how.
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Always treat tomorrow as yesterday and today as an opportunity.
Live for ourselves before anyone else. Self-love is the most important love of all; embrace it! Now you’ll think why I am mentioning these all. It’s because about 30% of Indians suffer from thyroid disorders. The thyroid can affect anyone, including you, and me. As one in every ten Indian adults suffer from Thyroid Disorder.
Before we start, what is Thyroid?
The thyroid gland is important to produce thyroid hormones. The front of the neck has the thyroid gland right below Adam’s apple. Thyroid glands produce hormones. These further direct calorie consumption, oxygen usage, digestion, the brain, and neuromuscular function. Isn’t it an incredibly powerful gland?
No concept, disease, problem, progress ever happened in India without having myths and misconceptions. So before going ahead.
Here are the top 7 facts about Thyroid; that one should know about to Rule Out Thyroweight.
1. Women are more prone to thyroid issues than men.
So can we please take care of ourselves a little more. No harm in being a little selfish here.
2. We are more prone to thyroid disorder as we age.
With age comes responsibility. The responsibility to look after ourselves. Moreover, not to ignore our needs/symptoms. Can we do it?
3. There are so many disorders, why bother about Thyroid?
It’s important as it secretes three important hormones—thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin. Which are responsible for our overall metabolism. Which in turn affects almost every cell in our body. Still, want to ignore this?
4. Iodine is essential to form both T3 and T4.
It’s always recommended to have Iodized salt. As populations around the globe with iodine-deficient soils are known to have thyroid issues.
5. Stress is a major factor that adversely affects the thyroid.
Let’s not stress about things we can’t control. Things that aren’t that big or important that we make them. Can we?
6. Thyroid disorders run in families like diabetes.
It’s always better to know your family’s medical history. To further change your lifestyle accordingly. After all, precaution is better than cure.
7. People suffering from Thyroid disorders are not abnormal.
They can live a healthy, active life with regular medication and by following a healthy lifestyle. Do not treat them differently.
Normal weight gain or thyroweight?
We as humans tend to attribute bodily changes to our lifestyle. It’s time we take command of small changes. Give ourselves the importance it deserves. Just like a small gain in weight can be perfectly normal. But why take a chance?
Rule Out Thyroweight.
Thyroweight is weight gain with tiredness and fatigue. Usually confused with weight gain for lifestyle changes. Hence let’s be proactive. Just as a regular health check-up. Its time to get ourselves checked for thyroid disorder. If we experience a minor weight gain. Early detection will always help to prevent or manage Thyroweight better.
Some common symptoms that can indicate a thyroid disorder. First is weight gain. Then tiredness and being more lethargic than you used to be. Do not ignore any sudden changes. These could be real symptoms of thyroid disorder. It takes only one test to be sure.
Some Real-Life Examples:
Juhi Chawla, whose Husband and Father in Law both suffer from a Thyroid disorder. She mentions, that nothing has changed. Her Husband is as energetic and adventurous as before. Thyroid disorder hasn’t changed his love and passion for traveling. trekking. He is still being close to nature. One pill a day and his family lives a perfectly happy and normal life. So why be scared?
My family friend is suffering from Thyroid Disorder since she was 22. Who is now in her late 40’s. She has 3 beautiful daughters and a loving husband. It only takes a pill every morning to keep the disorder at bay. She is living a beautiful life. Conquering her dreams. Totally an inspiration to all the thyroid patients on how to have a normal life.
Rule Out Thyroweight. Remember, if detected, it’s all about a small pill a day that will keep the Thyroid disorder at Bay.
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Disclaimer: I attended a discussion on thyroid awareness facilitated by Abbott India Limited. Any opinion expressed in this blog is my personal opinion. It is 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 doctor consultations. 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. Follow the suggested course of treatment.’