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A Study of Thyroid Dysfunction in Metabolic Syndrome

Dr Gopal Bajaj, Dr Niviea C, Dr Samir Jaju

Abstract: Introduction: Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of abnormalities including abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, hyperglycaemia, increased triglycerides, and decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). Thyroid dysfunction is a risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease mediated by the effects of thyroid hormones on lipid and glucose metabolism and blood pressure, hence on the components of metabolic syndrome. Objective: Present study was conducted to study thyroid dysfunctions in patients with metabolic syndrome attending SNMC and HSK hospital. Results: A total of 40 Patients with metabolic syndrome fulfilling IDF criteria were selected. Thyroid dysfunction was observed to occur in 17.5% of metabolic syndrome patients. Prevalence of Subclinical hypothyroidism (12.5%) and Overt Hypothyroidism (5.0%) is observed in metabolic syndrome patients which is higher than that of general population. Conclusions : One sixth of metabolic syndrome patients had Subclinical Hypothyroidism. Prevalence of thyroid dysfunction is much more common in Females than males. Hence there is a need to exclude the presence of Thyroid dysfunction while managing metabolic syndrome patients.

Keywords: metabolic syndrome, thyroid dysfunction, subclinical hypothyroidism, overt hypothyroidism

Country: India, Subject Area: Medicine and Dentistry

Pages: 1482 - 1485

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Dr Gopal Bajaj, Dr Niviea C, Dr Samir Jaju, "A Study of Thyroid Dysfunction in Metabolic Syndrome", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1482 - 1485

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