International Thyroid Awareness Week (ITAW) 2018: May 21-25

International Thyroid Awareness Week (ITAW) was created to highlight the detrimental impact that thyroid disorders have on people’s quality of life when left undiagnosed. Around 1.5 billion people worldwide are thought to be at risk, with hundreds of millions of people living with a thyroid condition right now.

Up to 60% of those living with a thyroid disorder are undiagnosed, people who may be needlessly struggling through their everyday lives without knowing the root cause of their symptoms.

However, once diagnosed, thyroid disorders are treatable, and the ITAW campaign is pushing hard to improve testing and diagnoses globally.

May 24th, 2018