According to the study, one out of every four Indian’s faces abnormal thyroid levels. This is commonly seen among people. A three-year-long study was conducted in the country and the report states the risk of thyroid level and disorders among the people globally and 42 million people are Indians among all.
SRL diagnostic in India has surveyed and the data reveals across the disorders estimated that 200 million people are suffering from the abnormal thyroid disease.
According to the study, more than 20 lakh samples were screened by the SRL out of which 25.3 percent of the samples were found abnormal and the rate of the disorder is found is women when compared to men. It is found that the rate in women is 26 % and in men, it is 24%. The highest level of thyroid values was seen mostly in the eastern zone of the country.
“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,” says the director of Fortis Labs, Dr. Leena Chatterjee. There can be two types of thyroid disorders seen in people depending upon the hormone results.
The excess thyroid hormones are known as “hyperthyroidism” whereas the lack of hormone production is named as “hypothyroidism.”
More facts about the thyroid disorders!
The thyroid is a disease that is seen at the base of the neck and is a butterfly-shaped gland seen in the infected person. Why causes thyroid? A basic question asked by every person and the answer to it is Thyroid is caused when the hormones produced by the glands regulate the growth and other systems of the body are functioned, more commonly seen in old age people.