During the first weekend of August, the renowned Mexican interpreter Paty Cantu gave a benefit concert named “A Record For The Thyroid” in the Bicentennial Park of Mexico City (CDMX) that had the objective of making people aware of the problems related to the thyroid in Mexico.
In an interview with the Ventaneando cameras, the famous 38-year-old shared that for some years she had been diagnosed with this disease related to this gland located in the front part of the neck known as: hypothyroidism
“In my personal experience, that I have hypothyroidism and that it is something I have talked about in interviews, it was very difficult for me to find the diagnosis; I spent a year randomly telling people symptoms without knowing that they were from one thing only ”, recalled the interpreter of Account Pending, Brave, Luck and several more.
The actress from Jalisco also said that at first she was diagnosed as “20 more things that were not” and that the process to find out her condition lasted a little over a year: “They did blood tests, they told me: ‘You have leukemia, you have lupus ‘…. They told me any number of things, it took me a year to pursue the diagnosis”, he recalled.
Upon being diagnosed, she shared that she felt great relief, since it is a treatable disease: “It was as easy as starting to take a pill every day and it brought me back to lifepersonality, I was able to go back to sleep, to control my weight, to control my emotions,” he said.
Finally, Patricia Giovanna Cantú, better known as Paty Cantú, stressed to the press that she met in the famous park located in the western area, on the border of the Azcapotzalco and Miguel Hidalgo delegations, which is a recurring theme in her day to day and They have to normalize with their relatives.
“From that moment on, it has been something that I have spoken about publicly because I believe that conversations that are absolutely human must be normalized.”, concluded the also Mexican composer who was recently in the media eye when a possible veto of Televisa after having been part of the panel of judges of The Voice Kids 2022.
What is hypothyroidism
According to the website, Medix, hypothyroidism”It is a disease in which the thyroid gland does not produce the adequate amount of thyroid hormones, which are important, since they fulfill various functions in the body.”
“Signs and symptoms vary depending on the severity of thyroid hormone deficiency. However, the problems that may occur will evolve gradually, often over several years, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility or heart disease.
This condition “is ten times more frequent in women than in men. In Mexico, it is estimated that 8.7% of adults suffer from clinical or subclinical hypothyroidism. This figure corresponds to about 5.1 million adults.
Under the context in which women are more prone to thyroid damageaccording to Dr. Sergio Alberto Mendoza, postgraduate academic at the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) He indicated that constant check-ups should be done, since the disease progresses with age.
“Those who are in the age range between 40 and 50 years are considered the risk group, and those who are over 50 should have a screening test or thyroid profile,” he stressed.
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