Hypothyroidism has become increasingly common in India. Approximately 1 in 10 Indians suffer from the disease, making it the most common thyroid disorder in the country. Hypothyroidism, or underactive Thyroid Gland, is caused by a lack of production of important hormones (T3 & T4), which over time can result in symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, muscle ache, body pain, and even depression. It can be genetic, or stem from certain factors like autoimmune disease, pregnancy, radiation therapy, medication, or thyroid surgery. Hypothyroidism affects women more than men, but the cause, symptoms and treatment remain the same for both.
Monitoring blood TSH levels is crucial to the treatment of Hypothyroidism. It can help your doctors and caretakers determine how much Levothyroxine medication to administer. However, calculating dosage can get tricky. While medicine has advanced significantly to aid patients, one cannot run to the hospital every time dosage needs to be changed. While the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an era of Teleconsultations, some patients are finding it difficult to get appointments with the doctors of their choice, thus making it even more difficult to obtain medical help.
Dr. Abhijit Ray is a skilled and tenured doctor of Internal Medicine, and has seen countless patients experience problems with Levothyroxine dosage. That’s why Dr. Ray and his team at FITTO have formulated THYDOR, a comprehensive Thyroid dose calculator to help you easily check these levels.
The application is incredibly simple to use: just add your most recently tested blood TSH levels not older than 5 days and the current dose of Levothyroxine you’ve been taking. THYDOR lets you know just how much medication you need to take to stay healthy. If your levels are too low or too high, THYDOR recommends immediate medical attention.
With the help of advanced dose regulators like THYDOR, the medical care of Hypothyroidism patients has never been easier. Not only can patients self-assess their own Levothyroxine needs, but caregivers can quickly and accurately estimate the dosage needs of their loved ones. This prevents unnecessary trips to the hospital, and can be a life-saver when it comes to avoiding the adverse effects of too much or too little Levothyroxine in the body. THYDOR is incredibly important for nursing staff, who will need an accurate reading of dosage amidst fluctuating TSH levels. RMOs and trainees can also make use of the app without having to contact senior medical personnel, thus providing the senior physicians more time to deal with critical cases, ultimately improving the standard of care.
Dr. Ray and his team’s creation has certainly advanced the field of medical practice, and will surely have a positive impact on patients of Hypothyroidism across India.
THYDOR is an approximation and never a substitute for consulting a physician.
There are many causes of falsely high or falsely low TSH values. Check yourself for these conditions since THYDOR does not take these into account.
Consult a physician immediately in case of :
– Excessive sweating