World Thyroid Day: Why is World Thyroid Day celebrated only on 25th May? Know the history and this year’s theme.

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World Thyroid Day
World Thyroid Day

World Thyroid Day is celebrated every year today (25 May). Thyroid is a serious lifestyle related disease. According to a report of Public Health Update, more than 200 million people worldwide are suffering from thyroid. Of these cases, approximately 100 million are cases of thyroid that cannot be diagnosed. Women are becoming victims of thyroid more than men. Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in the neck. It is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. Thyroid gland produces hormones for various parts of the body. Apart from this, this gland works to regulate metabolism. Health experts say that in the modern era, the number of thyroid patients is increasing due to diet, lifestyle and stress. On the occasion of World Thyroid Day, let us know about the history, theme and symptoms of this disease.

Theme of World Thyroid Day 2024

Every year World Thyroid Day is celebrated on a special theme. This year the theme of World Thyroid Day (WTD) 2024 is ‘Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). In simple language, the institute wants to make the world aware that thyroid is not a communicable disease. It is a disease related to lifestyle and diet.

History of World Thyroid Day

Celebrating World Thyroid Day was started by the European Thyroid Association in the year 2008. The date of 25 May also marked ETA’s Foundation Day in 1965. This is the reason why this day was chosen to spread awareness about diseases like thyroid. On this special occasion, many types of programs are organized globally. Street plays, programs and various shows are organized by the European Thyroid Association on the occasion of World Thyroid Day. Its main objective is to make people aware about thyroid. For information, let us tell you that ETA is the first organization to officially recognize World Thyroid Day. After ETA, health organizations around the world recognized World Thyroid Day on 25 May.

What are the symptoms of thyroid?

  • feeling weak and tired
  • rapid weight gain and obesity
  • hoarseness of voice
  • Skin feeling and staying dry
  • feeling of excessive constipation in the stomach
  • heavy menstrual bleeding
  • feeling very cold
  • loss of memory
  • muscle pain
  • Thyroid gland increases in size
  • Feeling stressed.

What is the treatment for thyroid?

Health experts say that diseases like thyroid are caused by lifestyle and diet. A patient suffering from thyroid can get relief from this disease by making some special changes in his daily life. Apart from this, currently thyroid is treated with the things mentioned below.

Treatment and prevention of thyroid disorders

  • Doctors can give some medicines to people who are diagnosed with thyroid disorders, which helps in controlling the problem. Apart from this, making some changes in lifestyle and diet can also help in reducing its risks or preventing thyroid disorders.
  • The toxins released from smoking can make the thyroid gland hypersensitive, which can lead to thyroid disorders. Leave it immediately.
  • Reduce stress, this can also increase your problems.
  • Ensure balanced amount of iodine in the diet.
  • Apples, pears, plums and citrus fruits are rich in pectin, which helps detox the body.
  • anti-thyroid drugs
  • radioactive iodine
  • surgery

The procedure to treat thyroid depends on what stage the disease is at.

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