Hypothyroidism affects more women

The hypothyroidism is a disease in which there is a decrease in the production of thyroid hormones , which are essential for the proper functioning of the organism and life, according to Pedro Torres Ambriz, head of the Department of Education and Research of the Specialties Hospital of the National Medical Center (CMN) La Raza, of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS).

In an interview for GetQoralHealth , the endocrinologist and diabetologist,María Elena Sañudo, It explains the risk groups for hypothyroidism:

The hypothyroidism reflects a underactive thyroid gland . Is gland It has a butterfly shape and is located on the front of the neck, so it is easy to scan for abnormal growths, such as goiter diffuse or nodular, which in the end may cause Cancer .

One of the causes in the deficiency of this hormone It is your difficulty to form. While another factor to develop hypothyroidism It is hereditary.

In this regard, the IMSS researcher specified that any thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism , endemic goiter , Cancer , total or partial surgery thyroid ) will lead to suffering hypothyroidism .

Fatigue, drowsiness, difficulty in speech, slow thinking, decrease in heart rate , constipation and intolerance to the cold, are some symptoms that 6% of the population suffers because of the hypothyroidism , which is more common in women over 65 because the organs "age" along with the human being, explained the specialist.

The patients hypothyroid they present decay, fatigue, drowsiness and slow thinking, these signs can be confused with those of this age. Therefore, for your diagnosis it is necessary to use the thyroid profile , test that measures the concentration of thyroid hormones in blood .

Consequently, he recommended closely monitoring the behavior of these signs, especially if they are women because thyroid diseases and, therefore, the hypothyroidism , they are more frequent in a proportion of 8 to 2 in comparison with men; that is to say, 80% of patients are women .  


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