Thyroid Disorders and Its Management

  • Skill Level
    beginner
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    63 students
  • Sample Certificate

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. 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%. read more »»

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:

  • Hypothyroidism and its features, management
  • Hyperthyroidism and its features, management”

Instructor

Dr. Ravi Shankar Erukulapati

Sr. Consultant Endocrinologist & Diabetologist


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Dr. Ravi Sankar Erukulapati is a Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist. He practices at Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. He is a highly experienced Endocrinologist with a special interest in thyroid and other hormone disorders. In his 17 plus-years of practice, he has numerous publications to his credit. He has published papers in several reputed medical journals and societies. Of note, he has also published a book on PLAB 1 exam in the UK. His expertise is in providing treatment for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and endocrine disorders like obesity, hypogonadism, pituitary disorders, adrenal diseases, gynecomastia, and cancer of the thyroid just to name a few. He has been awarded many gold medals, distinctions, and certificates in his career till now.

For: beginners

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