Our Thyroid sends out hormones which controls our metabolism, this in turn regulates how our organs and other parts of your body work. Irregular movements and pacing tend to disrupt our system hence our body starts to show signals of disorder.
Having a thyroid problem usually remains undiagnosed until the condition is noticeable. In the Philippines 1 out of 11 Filipinos suffer from thyroid disorders and women are more prone in having these conditions.
Hypothyroidism (Under production of thyroid hormones), Hyperthyroidism (Overproduction of thyroid hormones), Thyroid nodules, Cancer and Goiter are types of thyroid disorders that many of us are unaware of or knows little about.
Some of the symptoms are tiredness, anxiety, weight fluctuations, and difficulty in sleeping. All these are signals that you should get yourself tested. Sadly, people often times assumes that these are merely results of poor lifestyle choices.
During the event, attendees were given an event passport that requires them to go thru the essentials such as a thyroid AVP, a self-quiz form to check your symptoms, doctors were also present for consultations. Other lifestyle booths for pampering were also available to spruce up the ambiance.
Participants get to listen to lectures that shows symptoms of the different conditions and these are:
- Free T4
- Free T3
- Reverse T3
- ThyroidPeroxidase Antibodies (TPOAb)
- Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)
For more information, visit www.thyroidaware.com , www.thyroid.ph or follow “Unmasking Your Thyroid” on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thyroidph).