Wednesday, February 28, 2024

P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC Hosts An Intriguing Session on Thyroid Health featuring Bollywood Actress Bhagyashree and Medical Experts

Mumbai, India – February 27, 2024 – Every year, millions of individuals grapple with thyroid concerns, impacting their lives in diverse ways. According to recent studies on thyroid disease prevalence, approximately 42 million people in India suffer from thyroid disorders. Against this backdrop, P. D. Hinduja Hospital organized an exclusive and enlightening session with Bollywood actress Ms. Bhagyashree, and Dr. Phulrenu Chauhan, Head Endocrinology. Together, they shared invaluable expertise and insights into thyroid disorders, aiming to dispel myths, embrace facts, and foster a healthier understanding of thyroid conditions for patients and communities.
Dr. Phulrenu Chauhan, Head Endocrinology, P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mahim said, “Thyroid disorders are one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting millions across India. Undiagnosed thyroid disease may put patients at risk for health conditions like cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and infertility. Early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid is crucial. Educating the public and empowering individuals to take control of their health is vital for prevention and effective management of thyroid. By dispelling myths and embracing facts, we can work towards a healthier future for all. It's really valuable to spread awareness and empower everyone to stay on top of their thyroid health."
Thyroid disorders constitute a pressing health issue in India, impacting individuals of diverse ages and backgrounds. Hypothyroidism afflicts approximately 10% of the Indian population, while the prevalence of hyperthyroidism is estimated at around 1.3%. Contributing factors encompass iodine deficiency, genetic predisposition, shifts in lifestyle patterns, and exposure to environmental pollutants, all of which contribute to the escalating incidence of thyroid disorders.
Ms. Bhagyashree emphasized, “It is imperative to maintain thyroid health, especially during pregnancy, as it can lead to complications in neural development of the foetus. Thyroid health is crucial irrespective of gender, as it is linked to cardiovascular diseases and other serious health issues. Having delved into discussions on the impact of thyroid disorders on numerous occasions, I am deeply honoured to contribute to this initiative aimed at raising awareness and nurturing a deeper understanding of these conditions. Access to accurate information and robust support systems is paramount for effective management, empowering individuals to take charge of their health journey."
On this occasion, Mr. Joy Chakraborty, COO, P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre said, “At P. D. Hinduja Hospital, we take great pride in our commitment to regularly organizing comprehensive Patient Awareness programs. It is our firm belief that knowledge is a powerful tool in promoting overall well-being. In today’s time as the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension increases, understanding of thyroid health and its impact as an underlying cause for various diseases is critical. Through this awareness program, we strive to shed light on the intricacies of thyroid disorders, dispel misconceptions and encourage proactive healthcare practices. I would like to thank Ms. Bhagyashree for taking time to join us and throwing light on this health concern.”
P. D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre celebrated patient care awareness month (Feb 2024) conducting multiple activities, programs including competitions, quiz, knowledge sharing sessions, etc. to drive awareness for and enhance its patient-centric approach. This exclusive session on thyroid awareness is a part of the hospital’s patient care awareness month initiative provided valuable insights into thyroid condition management and treatment while addressing prevalent misconceptions.

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