Thyroid diseases are more comman than diabetes or
heart disease .Incidence of hypothyroidism in women is higher than men and it hits hardest during pregnancy,mid-life,and older age.
Thyroid disease can affect every system and cell in the body,leaving it valnerable to heart disease, osteoporosis,and other illnesses.
The American Thyroid Association recommends that everyone over 35 years-especially woman should be screened for thyroid disorders.
Thyroid screening is also recommended on all women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.Thyroid profile(Serum TSH,Free T4,Free T3 and Anti TPO) may be performed on every patient having symptoms or risk factors ,irrespective of age or sex.