Do you know what this is?
(photo credit: http://www.healthychoices.co.uk/thyroid.html)
It's your thyroid!
If you click on the above link, you'll find out more about this gland that regulates the metabolism of very cell in your body! The above article explains what happens when your thyroid is underactive (called hypothyroidism) and has many symptoms associated with this condition listed.
Where is your thyroid located?
Yes, there it is in the middle of your neck.
If it's working fine, all is fine! If it's not, you need to see a doctor! Thyroid disease runs in families, so
if someone in your family has suffered with a thyroid disorder, you should know the symptoms of when it's not fine so you can get yourself to a doctor too!
This website explains the four most common thyroid disorder.
We recommend reading it so you can keep yourself informed.
Here is an example of a person fighting the thyroid disorder called goiter.
(photo credit: http://gudhealth.com/enlarged-thyroid.html)
Click on the above link to learn more.
Yes, this picture is pretty scary. What is it? It's thyroid cancer.
(photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroid_nodule)
To learn more, read the above Wikipedia article. You will realize that thyroid issues are not issues you want to play around with.
Of course, Nepal is not immune to thyroid disorders. Below please find the links to two interesting articles about thyroid issues right here in Nepal:
Dr. Binod Aryal, one of our OB/GYNs, recently held a Thyroid Camp which offered free thyroid testing and counseling sessions to anyone who was able to come. Thank you Dr. Binod!
Here are some early arrivals. When you arrive early, you get to be at the beginning of the line!
Soon the tent was up and there was somewhere to sit.
Some of our nursing students helped with registration.
It was a very successful health camp!
If you missed it, and you'd like to be tested, please come in for a consultation.
You don't have to wait for a health camp!
If you are a friend interested in helping to fund such a health camp,
please visit our website (link in the top part of the blog) for information
on how to make a tax-deductible contribution.
Thank you and have a nice and healthy day!