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According to the WHO, thyroid problems are already a disease of civilization. It is statistically estimated that up to 4% of the world’s population is affected by hypothyroidism, including Hashimoto. According to Medicover, every fifth person in Poland can have thyroid problems. In response to this, an application was developed to support patients in their treatment.
Proper functioning of the thyroid base of our body
The Hashion application is a solution that is intended to enable early diagnosis of thyroid problems in society. The solution will not only record daily habits, but also act as a platform for patients with similar health problems to communicate with each other. What is more, the application will enable consultation with endocrinologists, so it will combine telemedicine, knowledge and education with self-tracking of daily activities, taking medicines or examinations, said Ewa Galant in an interview published on spidersweb.
Ultimately, the application will be used to develop effective thyroid treatment methods. It will be a knowledge base on the reactions of individual patients to various therapies. Therefore, the team creating the application plans to establish cooperation with research centers and support the development of science. The application will be available on the global market from September 2020.
The future of treatment
Endocrinologists, thanks to application support, will be able to track individual symptoms of the disease recorded by patients, is emphasised. In addition, it will be possible to link everyday habits such as sleep length, sports activities, nutrition and fluid intake to the development of thyroid disease. The application is also designed to help in choose the right dose of drugs, e.g. levothyroxine, which the damaged thyroid gland produces in insufficient quantities.
This is not the only novelty in thyroid treatment. For example, in August 2020, the Thyroid Treatment Centre was established in the Cracow Hospital at Kliny, which offers diagnostics and outpatient and surgical treatment of patients with diseases of the endocrine system (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands), with particular emphasis on endocrine oncology. The hospital belongs to Neo Hospital sp. z o.o. sp. k.