Kajol Requests Women To Go For Thyroid Test
The Bollywood actress, Kajol who is also the brand ambassador for the Abbott India Ltd healthcare company is spreading awareness on thyroid.
Kajol is requesting all women to take thyroid tests so that it can be treated with proper medications before any complication arises.
The 34-year-old actress who is expecting her second child said, "Most Indian women are unaware of the symptoms and impact of thyroid disorders. I urge them to undergo thyroid tests to ensure a healthy life. Above all, expectant mothers should mandatorily go for thyroid tests as thyroid disorder during pregnancy may lead to a lower IQ in the baby."
It has been reported by the Indian Thyroid Society that about 420 million get thyroid disorders among which 90% of the patients are not diagnosed at the right time.
President of The Indian Thyroid Society, R.V. Jayakumar said, "People are struggling with obesity, depression, infertility and many other problems yet most Indians never think of a thyroid checkup. If properly informed, diagnosed and treated, they will realize that their symptoms were actually because of untreated thyroid problems. As a precautionary measure, women should check their thyroid stimulating hormone level as soon as pregnancy has been confirmed."