Usually thyroid disease does not show symptoms and people do not know they have a disease related to normal functioning of the neck gland. With a review, experts will be able to diagnose patients who come to consult during the international thyroid week.
The International Thyroid Week will be treated free of charge in patients with risk factors and thyroid conditions, consultation and palpation of thyroid nodules, tomorrow Monday 20 and Friday 24 at the Hospital de Clinicas Promenade from 8:00 am 11:00 hours, in order of arrival.
Dr. Rosa Vega, an endocrinologist at the DeClinics Hospital, a member of the Paraguayan Association of Endocrinology and Metabolism, noted that the International Blind Week organized by the Paraguayan Endocrinology Society seeks to call for awareness of thyroid diseases
The thyroid gland is a gland located in the neck, shaped like a butterfly; It has a very important role throughout the body because it controls metabolism, temperature, heart rate, that is, it works on all tissues.
For the most part, people do not know that they have thyroid disease because they can be asymptomatic. Among the symptoms in the case of thyroid the person loses weight, there is tachycardia, palpitations, tremors, psychiatric disorders, anxiety, psychosis, gastroenterological disorders, diarrhea and can feel weakness in the muscular part.
If it is hypothyroidism, the patient may feel tired, with more than usual sleep, an increase or the appearance of edema on the face or feet, may be overweight and other symptoms such as depression, infertility disorders, decalcification and lead to osteoporosis.
It can also show anemia because the hormone is an important part of the formation of red blood cells.
Among the activities in the awareness week, the schedule includes attention in other health centers as well tomorrow at Barrio Obrero Hospital. On Tuesday 21, Nacional Hospital de Itauguá and IPS de Luca at the Reina Sofia Hospital of the Red Cross Paraguay.
On Wednesday 22, the IPS Central Hospital of Trinidad in addition to the IPS of Encarnación, Itapuá. All attention will be paid in the morning and in the order of arrival.
By Thursday 23 the experts will be in the hospital Mama Pytã Mothers Child, in IPS Boquerón, IPS of Ingavi (afternoon) as well as in Lambaré Hospital.On Friday 24th at the Materno Infantil de Santísima Trinidad in the morning and Saturday 25 at the Tsai Foundation In Ciudad del Este.