It’s not you, it’s your thyroid.
Last Saturday turned out pretty productive. This momi enjoyed pampering sessions like nail art, eyebrow threading, hair and makeup, and massage. More than the de-stressing activities, though, an in-depth discussion about thyroid and its complications made this momi more excited. Why? Finally, healthcare professionals provided free medical advice and answers to everyday health concerns.
Dr. Teofilo San Luis, VP of Philippine Thyroid Association, and Dr. Wesley Llauderes, President of the Philippines Society of Nuclear Medicine, both explained the importance of the thyroid gland. They stressed that thyroid plays a great role in one’s overall health and well-being. And often in most cases, thyroid problems are usually left undetected. Mainly because symptoms like tiredness, weight fluctuations, and difficulty in sleeping are usually attributed to poor lifestyle choices. Those with thyroid problems did not think it is not their lifestyle but it is their thyroid. Thus, for this year’s International Thyroid Awareness Week (ITAW) 2017, Merck and partners pushed for the theme “It’s Not You, It’s Your Thyroid.”