Know your Thyroid - by Hinduja Hospital

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Thyroid is a major concern in today’s fast life. It affects your health terribly and can create critical problems. Hinduja Hospital is educating on Thyroid and its related health issues.

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Know your Thyroid - by Hinduja Hospital

  1. 1. Hinduja Hospital Webinar Series A Health Awareness Initiative Know your Thyroid Dr. Roshani Sanghani MBBS (Bom), Diplomate of American Board inInternal Medicine, Endocrinoloogy, Diabetes and Metabolism Consultant Endocrinology
  2. 2. Did you know?Q: I am losing weight…is it my thyroid?A: Only some people with weight loss have a thyroid problem FACT!!For thyroid problems to cause weight loss the TSH needs to be much lower than normal
  3. 3. Overactive=HYPER Thyroid TSH MUCH LOWER THAN NORMAL= OVERACTIVE THYROID
  4. 4. Overactive=HYPER thyroid• Weight loss • Feel very hot• Nervousness, poor • Frequent stools sleep • Light menstrual periods• Hands shaking• Heart pounding
  5. 5. Hyperthyroid: Testing1. TSH2. Free T43. Nuclear uptake and scan Tc994. TSH receptor antibody
  6. 6. Hyperthyroid: Treatment Hyperthyroid: Treatment1. Block thyroid hormone • Carbimazole/steroids2. Destroy thyroid gland • Radioactive Iodine3. Surgical removal of gland • Total/Partial Thyroidectomy
  7. 7. Did you know?Q: I am gaining weight…is it my thyroid?A: Most people with weight gain do NOT have a thyroid problem FACT!!! For thyroid problems to cause weight gain the TSH needs to be MUCH higher than normal
  8. 8. Underactive=HYPO Thyroid TSH MUCH HIGHER THAN NORMAL= UNDERACTIVE THYROID
  9. 9. Underactive=HYPO thyroid• Weight gain • Dry skin• Fatigue/drowsiness • Feeling very cold• Low energy • Heavy menstrual• Constipation periods
  10. 10. Hypothyroid: Testing1. TSH2. Free T43. TPO/Microsomal Antibody
  11. 11. Thyroid Nodules/Goiter: Testing1. TSH2. Thyroid/neck ultrasound3. Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAC)
  12. 12. Thyroid nodules/Goiter: TreatmentThyroid Nodules/Goiter: Treatment1. Wait & Watch • TSH • Ultrasound2. Surgical removal if cancer/suspicious
  13. 13. Thank You!For further queries write to us at: info@hindujahospital.comTo view previous webinars – Register for our Webcastshttp://www.hindujahospital.com/communityportal/webinar/Follow us, Follow Health  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HindujaHospital Twitter: https://twitter.com/WellnessMumbai YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HindujaHospitalMRC Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hinduja-hospital

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