Hypothyroidism is a disease which has targeted a massive population in the last decade like a wildfire. It’s a condition in which the body lacks sufficient hormone function and can’t make enough thyroid hormones for normal metabolism in the body. When the thyroid hormone levels are too low and the body’s cells can’t get enough of them, the body’s processes start slowing down, leading to fatigue, dry skin, constipation and even forgetfulness and depression.
Almost a decade ago, the World Health Organisation had sounded a warning on the increasing rate of urban mortality in India. It was estimated that by 2020, almost 65% of urban deaths will be due to “lifestyle diseases” such as diabetes, obesity, stroke, cancer and depression, among so many others.