The meeting with doctors on thyroid diseases problems will be held on May 25 at the Republican Endocrinology Center, which functions on the basis of the Republican Center for Medical Rehabilitation and Balneotherapy in Minsk, BELTA learned at the press service of the Ministry of Health.
On this day in the Center of Endocrinology, there will be an Open Day. Everyone will be able to ask questions to the endocrinologist in the conference hall of the Center from 9:00 to 12:00.
According to the World Health Organization, thyroid diseases are among the second largest endocrinopathies after diabetes mellitus. More than 665 million people in the world have the endemic goiter or suffer from other thyroid pathologies, 1.5 billion people face the risk of developing iodine deficiency disorders. At the same time, the number of cases in the world grows by 5% every year.
A clear system of medical assistance to patients with pathology of the thyroid gland is built in Belarus. The screening is conducted on an out-patient reception by an endocrinologist in the direction of pediatricians and therapists, and also in accordance with the plan for preventive examinations of the population. The compulsory medical examination should be held at risk groups: children, women planning pregnancy and during pregnancy, people affected by the Chernobyl accident. In case of detecting pathology, patients are further observed by an endocrinologist.
On May 25, Belarus will celebrate World Thyroid Day. Among its purposes is raising awareness of the prevalence of relevant diseases and methods of their early detection, promoting prevention programs and educational programs in the field of thyroid pathology, increasing the availability of medical care.