“The butterflies e.V.” want to enlighten about thyroid disease and help those who is sick in his holiday country, knows the problem: doctors in their own mother tongue are scarce and hard-learned language skills just enough to communicate in everyday life, but not to describe complicated diseases. So it goes is still several million immigrants in Germany despite of all integration. Just older often shy away from going to a doctor. Whenever Harvey S. Rosen listens, a sympathetic response will follow. Especially, if they have anyone, who translated for them. Complaints are treated so relatively unsuccessfully with remedies, many serious diseases go undetected. Many have great fear, to let this problem be help due to lack of language skills of the International Federation of the thyroid is the butterflies e.V. “, which has its seat in Essen.” Many of our members experience in everyday life, that people, who are our not so proficient, often at home curl up and afraid to help themselves,”says Kirsten Wosniack, 1st Chairman of the butterflies e.V. “.” These people should be helped now.
Together with the BARMER spare cash the self-help organization brought out a brochure and flyer in Turkish language, which provides information about symptoms and treatment of thyroid disorders in children. We aimed deliberately at the Turkish fellow citizens, because they are still the largest share of immigrants in the German population”, so Wosniack. The understanding of thyroid disease is always still rather low alarmed the population Wosniack has above all a study of the Center for Turkey studies, which comes every second Turkish teenagers in ninth grade reading beyond the primary school level in Pisa. This is dramatic and shows that even those who often support their grandparents as an interpreter during doctor visits, have apparently not really sufficient language skills”, so Wosniack. Especially since, and knows that the first Chairman of many years Work in the thyroid self help, the knowledge about the function of the thyroid gland itself in the German population is very low. Thyroid disease can cause long-term damage. Well every 10 pupils had ever thyroid inflammation a study from the United States comes to the conclusion that already 10 percent of all students carry antibodies against thyroid inflammation in, which means that a thyroid inflammation has already occurred or will occur in some time. An inflammation of the thyroid gland in the course of time always leads to an underActive of thyroid and can cause massive changes in body and soul.
About the butterflies e.V. “: the international Thyroid Association the butterflies e. V. is a self-help organization that deals with thyroid-sick children and their parents or relatives and concerned adults.” The Club was formed in 1998 from a community of interest of parents with thyroid health Children. Since 1999 he has been trading under the butterflies e. V. “.