Thyroid Disorders – An Introduction

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
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    59 students

What you'll learn

Among all the endocrine diseases, thyroid disorders are the most common worldwide. The situation is similar in India because it has been estimated that about 42 million people suffer from thyroid disorders. read more »»

Thyroid disorders include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis, thyroid enlargement or goiter, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. The data available from cancer registries reveals that the prevalence of thyroid cancer was found to be 0.1%–0.2%. In India, hypothyroidism is a common disorder and has been rising over the years. Recently, a multi-center study conducted in eight major cities of India reported that the prevalence of hypothyroidism in the adult population was 10.95%, which is five times more common in females than in males. Similarly, a recent study conducted in eleven cities of India reported a high (13.13%) prevalence of hypothyroidism in pregnancy. In India, the congenital cause is a critical variant of hypothyroidism because the disease has been reported to occur at a higher rate of 1 in every 2,640 newborns.

Even though hyperthyroidism is not as common as hypothyroidism, but it is quite prevalent. The above-mentioned multi-center study reported that the prevalence of thyrotoxicosis and subclinical hyperthyroidism in the adult population was found to be 0.72% and 1.27%.

All these reports across India prove that disease is growing apparently. Hence, it is mandatory by the physicians and medical students to enhance knowledge and skills and address case management, counseling, and prevention of thyroid disorders in patients. This course essentially provides an introduction to thyroid disorders, diagnosis, and disease management in different conditions.
Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • Students interested in Biological sciences

Key concepts covered include:

“By the end of the course, you will be able to understand

  • Introduction to thyroid disorders
  • Thyroid physiology
  • Pathophysiology of thyroid disorders
  • Primary and secondary thyroid disorders”


Dr N K Narayanan

Endocrinologist & Diabetologist


Dr. N. K. Narayanan is a Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetes Specialist at Apollo Sugar Clinics in Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai. He is an experienced endocrinologist who provides treatment for various endocrine disorders, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. Over the years, he has published various books and papers on Diabetes & Metabolism, guidelines for the management of pituitary tumors, familial adrenocortical carcinoma, and many others. He was awarded multiple times for his abstracts, and clinical posters. He was given the best poster prize by the British Endocrine Society in 2011 for the work on familial adrenocortical carcinoma. He won the best abstract award for his work on the non-invasive lateralization technique in primary hyperaldosteronism.

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