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Thyroid is an autoimmune disease, not related to lifestyle and diet: Dr. Sachin Chittawar

Friday - May 24, 2019 5:33 pm , Category : BHOPAL


Women have 10 times more risk of Thyroid disease

Bhopal, May 24, 2019 (WTN): If you think that despite the balance diet and systematic lifestyle, how you get thyroid disease, then you should be aware that Thyroid disease is not related with life-style or diet. It is an autoimmune disease in which white blood cells of blood starts attacking on our own body parts by supposing outer body results severe ill effects on a particular internal organ which effects their functioning. Compared to men, women are ten times more likely to have risk of this disease. In comparison to the villages, the disease is seen more in people living in urban areas.

All this information was given today in a press conference organized on the eve of World Thyroid Day by Bhopal’s renowned thyroid specialist Dr. Sachin Chittawar. He explained that thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is located in the lower part of the neck. Thyroid work is to make thyroid hormone, which is secreted in the blood and then reaches every tissue of the body. Thyroid hormone helps the body use energy, stay warm, and work on the brain, heart, muscles and other organs.

Dr. Chittwar further elaborated that thyroid disease has many disorders, but hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism is the most common of two. In India more than 40 million people are suffering from various types of thyroid disorders. He said that there are many misconceptions about diet in thyroid patients that they should not eat cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, milk and soya etc. But the truth is that 99 out of 100 patients can eat everything in condition with that they are having medicine regularly as prescribed by doctor.



Discussing the symptoms of thyroid disease Dr. Chittwar said that symptoms of thyroid includes weight loss despite good appetite, increased heart rate, short menstrual cycle, high blood pressure, excessive sweating, Frequent bowel movement, nervousness and tremor are symptoms of it. He also added that any can get affected with this disease due to Family history, Type 2 diabetes, stress, down or turner syndrome also.

He further said that after the age of 35, every person should examine himself and repeat the investigation in every five year. If you detect thyroid disease, then it is important that you take it seriously and follow the instructions given to you by the doctor. If thyroid disease is left untreated, thyroid can cause stroke, heart disease, infertility, Alzheimer's, and ultimately death. To keep your thyroid gland in the best position, eat foods rich in nutrients such as iodine and selenium. You can take iodized salt and seafood for the necessary requirement. – Window To News