Thyroid Disease as a Professional Hazard

Workers in the fields of radiation oncology, radiology, cardiology, neurology, doctors, and other paramedical professionals run the danger of being exposed to radiation since the thyroid gland generates thyroid hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. Hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, and auto-immune thyroid disease are among the thyroid conditions caused by radiation. Even in lengthy follow-up studies, cancer has not been linked to occupational exposure. Due to the infrastructure of the health care system in developed nations, radiation-induced thyroid illness is a growing professional risk. Thyroid shield can be used to avoid this risk. The occupational limits of radiation exposure for healthcare personnel are controlled by several organisations and are closely monitored. Thyroid peroxidase is now being studied to develop it as a marker for thyroid damage brought on by radiation. Since the thyroid gland plays a role in maintaining body homeostasis, further research should be conducted by enlisting more healthcare professionals in order to provide guidelines for preventing thyroid exposure and developing therapy guidelines based on early stage signs.

Author(s) Details:

Abhishek Soni,
Department of Radiation Oncology, Pt. BDS, PGIMS, Rohtak, India.

Sunder Singh,
Department of Radiation Oncology, Pt. BDS, PGIMS, Rohtak, India.

Monica Verma,
Department of Biochemistry, Pt. BDS, PGIMS, Rohtak, India.

Ashok Chauhan,
Department of Radiation Oncology, Pt. BDS, PGIMS, Rohtak, India.

Vivek Kaushal,
Department of Radiation Oncology, Pt. BDS, PGIMS, Rohtak, India.

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