Lets Rule Out Thyroweight
First let’s understand what is thyroweight.
Thyroweight are sudden weight changes in a person due to thyroid disorders. In hypothyroidism weight gain in a short period of time along with symptoms of tiredness, lethargy and hair loss are common. This sudden weight gain is often neglected by women in our society who usually blame their busy lifestyle and poor eating habits, avoiding a health checkup or being totally ignorant and unaware of taking a check up to confirm hypothyroidism.
Is an early detection important?
We simply need to understand the sooner it is detected, the easier it is to get medical assistance and live a normal healthy life.
How much weight can you gain from a thyroid problem?
Most of the extra weight is gained is due to excess accumulation of salt and water. In general, 5-10 pounds of body weight may be attributable to the thyroid, depending on the severity of the hypothyroidism.
Dr. Shehla Shaikh , a Thyrocare Expert threw light in an interesting and interactive session on thyroweight. Being a doctor for over 25 years mentioned how this is neglected and overlooked by most women in our country. Health is given a back seat and a woman’s’ family and chores are given utmost importance. She mentioned how an early diagnosis and timely medication can have a significant and positive impact on the quality of life with your family. She recommends walking as the best exercise to stay fit and healthy.
Juhi Chawla’s husband and father in law have Thyroid themselves, her hair stylist who is her close friend has Hypothyroid herself and yet leads an active and healthy life with simple medication, they have well overcome this situation and are leading a healthy life to the fullest! She mentioned the importance of getting yourself tested if you have any symptoms through a simple blood test and the importance to treat your body with respect & utmost care. The importance to get thyroid tested & get the proper and timely treatment. She shared how her husband is more hard working , energetic , playful, dedicated towards work, leads a normal life in spite of having thyroid, and his secret is the magic pill which he takes daily on an empty stomach when he wakes up in the morning. Also, her hair father in law and dresser who have thyroid lead an active and normal life, thanks to the magic pill. She also mentioned that women are strong and capable of running a home, a business and given the opportunity, they can run the country as well. Positivity showcased in all her talks. Hence "Don't ignore the symptoms of Thyroid, it’s just a simple treatment towards a healthy and normal lifestyle"
January being Thyroid awareness month, let’s all take a pledge to get ourselves tested and spread the awareness of taking a checkup with our loved ones too.
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