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Study shows that one in every four Indians has abnormal thyroid levels :O :O

A pan Indian study that was carried out for three long years has revealed that one out of every four Indians has abnormal thyroid levels.


By Lafdatv - February 15, 2018



A pan Indian study that was carried out for three long years has revealed that one out of every four Indians has abnormal thyroid levels. Forty two million out of the 200 million people who suffer from thyroid disorders worldwide, are in India.

SRL Diagnostics conducted the study, where more than 20 lakh samples were screened, out of which 25.3% were found to have abnormal thyroid levels.

Women were found to have a higher percentage of abnormality (26%) as compared to men (24%). The eastern zone of the country has the highest prevalence of abnormal thyroid values (27% of the samples).

Dr Leena Chatterjee, director, Fortis Labs, said: “There is a significant need to reach out to the masses and create awareness about the causes, symptoms, treatment and importance of testing for thyroid disorders.”

Excess thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism while insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism.

Dr Phulrenu Chauhan, head of the department of endocrinology at PD Hinduja Hospital, said: “The incidence of thyroid has gone up in post-menopausal women. Adolescents are also prone to thyroid issues.” She added that while the condition is comparitively less common in males, while older men with cardiac issues are more at risk.

 


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