World Thyroid Day is Being Celebrated on 25th May

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World Thyroid Day is being celebrated on 25th May every year to promote awareness and understanding of Thyroid diseases, their symptoms, prevention, and treatments.

The day is dedicated to those suffering from Thyroid and all those working around the world to better understand and treat Thyroid disorders.

The day was officially adopted during the Annual General Meeting prior to the European Thyroid Association (ETA) Congress in September 2007.

The thyroid gland, the largest endocrine gland in the human body is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck. It produces hormones that influence critical body functions and regulate metabolism. It is the principal gland to regulates the body’s metabolic rate.

Thyroid disease is a general term for a medical condition that produces abnormal secretion of hormones. Globally, more than 200 million people are affected with Thyroid disorders and 50% of these cases remain undiagnosed. It affects men, women, infants, teenagers, and elderly persons.

The most three common types of Thyroid disorder include 

  • Hypothyroidism - abnormally decreased thyroid activity.
  • Hyperthyroidism - abnormally increased thyroid activity.
  • Thyroiditis - inflammation of the thyroid gland.

The test to diagnose thyroid disease is simple blood tests that are used to evaluate the levels of thyroid hormones in the body, such as T3, T4, and TSH.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • World Thyroid Day is celebrated on 25th May every year.
  • The day is being celebrated with an objective to promote awareness and understanding of Thyroid diseases, their symptoms, prevention, and treatments.
  • The day is dedicated to those suffering from Thyroid and all those working around the world to better understand and treat Thyroid disorders.
  • Thyroid disease is a general term for a medical condition that produces abnormal secretion of hormones.
  • The most three common types of Thyroid disorder include 
    • Hypothyroidism - abnormally decreased thyroid activity.
    • Hyperthyroidism - abnormally increased thyroid activity.
    • Thyroiditis - inflammation of the thyroid gland.

   Facts to know:

  • The thyroid gland, the largest endocrine gland in the human body is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck.
  • It produces hormones that influence critical body functions and regulate metabolism.
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