Dr. Robert Lobo gives an important overview of Thyroid disorders being more common in women

Dr.Robert Lobo shares about the prevalence of thyroid being more common in women. He informs that regular screening of small lumps of thyroid at an early stage is important.

Thyroid diseases are common globally. India too carries a notable load of it. There have been several surveys in the last decade that have indicated the explosive rise of disorders related to it in India. Medicircle is conducting a Thyroid Awareness Series on the occasion of Thyroid Awareness Month to increase public knowledge about the importance of timely diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this medical condition by speaking to specialists in this area.

Dr. Robert Lobo is an ENT doctor and has experience of 21 years in this field. He practices at Southeast clinic, Siddhi Hospital and Laparoscopy center, and Villoo Poonawalla Memorial Hospital Pune. He is also a member of the Indian Medical Association. Some of the services provided by the doctor are nasal disorders, treatment of foreign bodies in the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, hearing aid fitting, nosebleed treatment, and thyroid disorders. 

The causes of the thyroid are multifactorial 

Dr. Robert Lobo says, “Most thyroid disorders are common in women. Being a woman is the first thing to be considered. The main cause of thyroid disorders is genetic and apart from etiology is multifactorial, we cannot pinpoint one disorder. We come across thyroid usually in routine examination or may be due to a particular symptom pointing towards thyroid”

Diet is an important factor in thyroid 

Dr. Lobo says, “Diet is a very important factor of the thyroid. Iron deficiency is considered one of the causes of thyroid disorders. Iron deficiency leads to abnormal development of the child during growing years however this is solved in-country now. Deficiency of Iodine may lead to goiter. A lot of women have a large prominent thyroid known as goiter”

Routine screening of the thyroid is a must 

Dr. Lobo states, “Most of the thyroid disorders are commonly seen in women. The clinical representation that is coming up in hypothyroidism is asymptomatic where the thyroid is not working enough. Routine screening is required in such cases. Thyroid disorders are becoming more common. A small thyroid lump is given more importance now in the present as compared to the past. It must be correctly investigated. 

(Edited by Dr. Rati Parwani)

 

Contributed by: Dr.Robert Lobo, ENT Specialist 
Tags : #World-Thyroid-Day-Awareness-Series #drrobertlobo #thyroiddisorders #medicircle #smitakumar

About the Author


Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...
-Advertisements-


Trending Now

PM addresses the Nation today, announces free vaccinesJune 07, 2021
Why inhalers are best for treating asthma, well illustrated by Dr. Anil SingalMay 12, 2021
Dr. Rohan Palshetkar shares his invaluable insights about the Maternal Mortality Rate causes and improvements in India April 29, 2021
It is important to adopt a non-judgmental attitude towards any teenage girl seeking contraceptive advise suggests Dr. Teena Trivedi, Obstetrician and GynecologistApril 16, 2021
80% of the diseases are psychosomatic which means they have roots in the mind and this is where homeopathy steps in - It resolves physical ailments by finding the cause in the mind – Dr. Sanket Dhuri, Consultant Homeopath April 14, 2021
A futuristic Vision of a Healthcare Entrepreneur: Shyatto Raha, CEO, and Founder of MyHealthcareApril 12, 2021
Saher Mehdi, Founder and Chief Scientist at wellOwise talks about aspects making healthcare more equitable and reachableApril 10, 2021
Wide variety of therapies to address autism in children explained by Dr. Shilpa Jasubhai, Clinical PsychologistApril 09, 2021
Allopathic and Homeopathic medicines should not be taken together says Dr. Sunil Mehra, Homeopath ConsultantApril 08, 2021
The charm of homeopathic medicine is that it can be taken with conventional medicines – Dr. Shruthi Shridhar, Consulting Homeopath April 08, 2021
Dissociative Identity Disorder and associated concepts explained by Dr. Vinod Kumar, Psychiatrist and Head of Mpower - The Centre (Bangalore) April 07, 2021
Dissociative Identity Disorder explained by Dr. Shilpa Jasubhai, Clinical PsychologistApril 05, 2021
Sehat Ki Baat, Karishma Ke Saath- Episode 6 Healthy Diet For Boosting Metabolism Which Can Help Thyroid Patients April 03, 2021
Significant Pointers on Kidney Health by Dr. Santosh Waigankar, Consultant Urooncologist and Robotic Surgeon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani HospitalApril 01, 2021
Dr. Vaishal Kenia, Ophthalmologist Talks About the Different Possibilities Available for the Treatment of Glaucoma Depending Upon Their Type and SeverityMarch 30, 2021
No Definitive Role of Diet in Treatment of Lymphedema but Intake of Calories, Salt and Long Chain Fatty Acids should be controlled says Dr. Ramani CVMarch 30, 2021
Dr. Kiran Chandra Patro, Senior Nephrologist Talks About Dialysis as the Temporary Process and Not a Permanent Cure for the Patients of Renal DysfunctionMarch 30, 2021
Two out of three new chronic kidney disease patients are found to have diabetes or hypertension informs Dr. Sreeharsha HarinathaMarch 30, 2021
Glaucoma Treatment: Medications or Surgery? A valuable piece of advice from Dr. Pranay Kapdia, Chairman and Medical Director of Kapadia Eye CareMarch 25, 2021
Dr. Shraddha Satav, Consultant Ophthalmologist Recommends that Everybody After 40, Should Go for the Complete Eye Checkup at Regular IntervalMarch 25, 2021