Widespread diseases such as obesity, diabetes, thyroid disease, cancer, growth hormone deficiency, infertility and osteoporosis are all linked to hormonal imbalances. “In Italy 40% of internal diseases directly or indirectly involve the endocrine system – he claims Salvatore Cannavòsecretary of the Italian Society of Endocrinology (Sie) – Diseases that have a significant epidemiological impact on the health of populations, because they can alter the quality of life, as well as being responsible for long-term disabilities “. Sie talk about about 400 endocrine diseases including fertility disorders, problems in adolescence (pubertal development), rare diseases and disorders related to menopause and post-menopause. And the National Endocrinology Day is aimed precisely at gender endocrine pathologies, this year in its first edition, promoted by the Sie and scheduled for tomorrow throughout Italy. Objective: “Responding to women on prevention at all ages”, as the poster reports and highlights the hashtag # SièconleDonne.
Entirely dedicated to prevention and information, “the initiative aims to highlight these pathologies – underlines Cannavò, full professor of Endocrinology at the University of Messina and director of Uoc Endocrinology of the Gaetano Martino Polyclinic in Messina – with a series of activities in the various centers, with dedicated clinics and the distribution of information material “. To receive information, you can also write to [email protected]
All the “chronic degenerative senile diseases, tumors, cardiovascular pathologies have obesity, diabetes and dyslipidemia the first trigger to develop into organ diseases“, he adds Annamaria Colao, president of the Sie, full professor of Endocrinology and Uoc director of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Andrology at the Federico II University Hospital of Naples. Not only that, “the heart also produces hormones that regulate the elimination of sodium and water and lower blood pressure – remarked the specialist – The endocrine system is universal, together with the immune and nervous system, it regulates the whole organism. a large part of the medical profession ignores the importance of hormonal balance. Hence the idea of promoting a day dedicated to the prevention of endocrine diseases that affect women in particular, because men and women have different hormones “.
The date of the initiative, 24 June, was not chosen by chance: “From 23 to 26 June, for the second year, ‘Donne’ takes place in Naples, the Festival of women’s health and well-being with many guests, free visits , round tables in Piazza Municipio. For this reason, the National Day of Endocrinology for women was conceived to coincide with this event “, concludes Colao.