Thyroid…The prevalence in Kerala is around 10 percent, and thyroid disorders are common in our community. We are currently experiencing the height of the covetous pandemic and the interaction between thyroid diseases and the COVID-19 is often concerned.
It is the main concern of people if a thyroid disease increases the risk or complications of COVID-19. Generally speaking, the answer is no. The most common thyroid disease is autoimmune hypothyroidism.
It is treated with the addition of thyroid hormones and decreases thyroid hormone content due to damage to the gland caused by our immune system. Since COVID-19 is recognised to be severe in those with reduced immunity, people believe they are at risk of severe COVID infection by hypothyroidism. But they are both different immunities.
Our immune system usually works to protect against infections, such as COVID, and we easily get COVID when immunity is low. Hypothyroidism, however, comes because of aberrations in our immune systems whereby our immune system usually destroys our bodies for some reason. Thus the thyroid disorder does not in general expose you as much as we know now to greater risk of COVID-19.
The only thing you can do is ensure not to run out of thyroxin medications and that your health is not good because you have an adequate supply of the medicines for the following three months.
In addition, regular checks should not be missed, at least online. In particular for children with congenital hypothyroidism that are essential to normal growth and development, therapy and monitoring are essential.
The gout, a swelling thyroid visible in front of the neck, is another common thyroid disease. You have to exclude cancer in the nodule that you do with ultrasound and a needle biopsy if there are large nodules in the goitre. If there is no cancer, we need to follow the nodule or seldom if the thyroid cancer has to be surgical.
The thyroid nodule is unreliable even if it is cancerous because the thyroid cancer is relatively indolent and even if you have to wait a few months for the nodule or operation to be evaluated until the covid spike is over, it shouldn’t be a problem in most cases Patients who follow up after thyroid treatment are also usually unable to covet or complicate thyroid cancer.
You may obtain online consultation and follow-up in most cases if you cannot visit your doctor physically. Hyperthyroidism, which is opposing hypothyroidism, is another rare disease affecting the thyroid.
The thyroid hormone levels are increased with hyperthyroidism and the doctor prescribes medications to lower thyroid hormone levels. Again, COVID-19 doesn’t have much effect. Rarely can hyperthyroid medicines produce a side effect named agranulocytosis, which lowers the body’s immunity.
This is the only condition which predisposes you to COVID. However, this is extremely rare and, if any patient develops fever and sore throat on hyperthyroidism medicines, they should see their doctor at once.
Now we will examine the effect of COVID on your thyroid, where the thyroid has ACE receptors, through which sars Cov 2 gets into the cells.
Thyroiditis, which can lead to inflammation in the thyroid thyroid, leads to pain and transitory hyperthyroidism, can also occur during the cytokine storm phase of COVID.
This reacts to steroids, and in a few months will recover. In conclusion, you don’t usually predispose COVID to a thyroid disease. Be careful to keep your thyroid medications and to keep your doctor regularly updated and secure, at least online
Thus, COVID in theory can influence your thyroid, but some small studies in the past year did not have a much lower TSH and lower T3 effects on the thyroid, which can occur in serious illnesses, and which were more common with more severely infected thyroid diseases and reversed with recovery from thyroid diseases.