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Thyroid Disease Awareness is Very Low

by Kathy Jones on August 7, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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 Thyroid Disease Awareness is Very Low

One of the most common causes of fatigue and weight gain in women is hypothyroidism; but the awareness of thyroid diseases among women remains very low.

Hypothyroidism is usually manifested in young girls, but these days women are being diagnosed well into their 30s. Some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, chronic fatigue, anemia and irregular menstrual periods.

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"The occurrence of Hypothyroidism is due to deficiency of iodine or problem with the functioning of the pituitary gland or a problem with the thyroid gland", said Dr D. C. Sharma, Associate Prof. RNT Medical College Jaipur Rajasthan.

Iodine-enhanced salt is available in order to overcome the deficiency in the diet, but women do not seem to be aware of the importance of this element. As such there is an urgent need to spread awareness of thyroid disorders among women.


Source: Medindia
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