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International Thyroid Awareness Week 2020

May 25 - May 31

The theme for 2020 is Thyroid issues: Mother and Baby

A correct level of thyroid hormones during pregnancy is essential for the proper development of the unborn child. Children need thyroid hormones to have proper development and growth – before and after birth! Some infants are born without a thyroid gland – congenital hypothyroidism (CHT). CHT is a condition resulting from an absent or under-developed thyroid gland (dysgenesis) or one that has developed but cannot make thyroid hormone because of a ‘production line’ problem (dyshormonogenesis). Babies with CHT cannot produce enough thyroid hormone for the body’s needs – but correctly diagnosed, in the first days after birth, and with a correct treatment (supplementing the thyroid hormones their gland cannot produce) and regular follow-up, they can have a perfectly normal life.

Details

Start:
May 25
End:
May 31
Website:
https://thyroidweek.org/tfi-cms/

Help us to Help Others

Awareness/Advocacy

  • Public education programs
  • Advocacy for improved thyroid care
  • Annual June is Thyroid Month activities

Patient Support

  • Toll free telephone Help line and email access for thyroid patients
  • Thyroid Health Guides and other educational material
  • Thyrobulletin newsletter
  • Thyroid.ca site with the latest news

Thyroid Research

  • Annual Research Awards program provides funding for projects carried out in Canadian thyroid laboratories.