May 25 marks the World Thyroid Day. The day is commemorated every year by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and other international thyroid societies to promote awareness about thyroid disease.
Thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland located in front of the neck, and is responsible for producing, storing and releasing hormones throughout the body. The most common problems of the thyroid gland is hypothyroidism (underproduction of hormones) and hyperthyroidism (over production of hormones), both have different symptoms so does the treatment.
According to a new report, almost one-third of Indians are suffering from thyroid disorders that account almost 32 percent of the Indian population. In addition, it is estimated that up to 60 percent who have some form of thyroid disease are unaware of their condition and that women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems.
Our diet plays an important role when it comes to thyroid problems. On World Thyroid Day, we have compiled a list of foods- what to eat and what to avoid while suffering from hypothyroidism.