- Hypothyroidism mainly affects women, although cases have also occurred in men.
- The main drawback of this disease is that its symptoms are very confusing and are confused with other health problems.
- Pharmaceutical Merck organizes the event “Canta Thyroides” that includes music and free tests to raise awareness about hypothyroidism.
Health is the most important part that any person can have. For this reason, prevention is the key to avoiding diseases or at least achieving their detection in their early stages so that their damage is as minor as possible. With this in mind, a Pharmaceutical launched a campaign to promote one of the most common problems in women: hypothyroidism.
In this case, hiring celebrities and influencers is a fairly common strategy in companies. They always have the goal of being able to reach a large number of people because they have a great influence on others.
Music and health united with the same goal
About, Merck Group joined with the Mexican Society of Nutrition and Endocrinology to organize the concert “Sing Thyroid”. It is an event that seeks to inform and raise awareness among the population about the hypothyroidism It also seeks to promote thyroid health through various activities.
The main attraction of the meeting is a concert by the Mexican singer Paty Cantu. The event will take place this Sunday, August 7, on the esplanade of Lago del Bicentennial Park located at Av. 5 de Mayo #290, in the San Lorenzo Tlaltenango neighborhood. Access will be free from 9:00 am through the main entrance of the place.
However, in addition to music there will also be other activities. All attendees will be able to access a test that helps to know the level of risk of having hypothyroidism. And for those who obtain a high result, they will have the possibility to access certified personnel for free rapid tests and receive instructions with the next steps to follow.
In addition, with the support of the civil organization “With Diabetes if you can” Capillary glucose measurements will be made. The reason is because there is a correlation between the type 1 diabetes and thyroid conditions.
Symptoms and warning signs of hyporitoidism
It is a disease that affects a large part of the population, especially women between 30 and 50 years of age. Its symptoms are very confusing and can delay diagnosis for up to two years, which affects the family, personal and work life of patients. Among the main ones are the following:
- Increased sensitivity to cold.
- Dry Skin.
- Weight gain.
- Swelling of the face.
- Muscular weakness.
In the absence of treatment, the hypothyroidism increases the risk of heart failure, major depression, infertility, among other. Therefore, the most important thing is to receive a diagnosis as soon as possible.
According to the Health Secretary (SSa), within the different diseases that affect the thyroid gland one of the most frequent is hypothyroidism. Although the vast majority of cases occur in women, it is also a problem that can occur in men.
Based on the 2016 update of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary and Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Adults, our country has a prevalence of primary hypothyroidism of one percent and 8 percent for subclinical hypothyroidism.