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ISSN: 2167-7948

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
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Research Article

Co-morbidities in Hypothyroid Patients in a Tertiary Health Care Hospital in India

Jayanta Paul1* and Somnath Dasgupta2
1Post graduate trainee, Department of Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
2Professor, Head of the Department, Department of Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
Corresponding Author : Jayanta Paul
Post Graduate Trainee, Department of Medicine, Burdwan Medical College
J+B Lodge, Sontosh Sarani, Banamali Pur,Barasat
North 24 Parganas, West Bengal 700124, India
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Received February 15, 2012; Accepted March 20, 2012; Published March 22, 2012
Citation: Paul J, Dasgupta S (2012) Co-morbidities in Hypothyroid Patients in a Tertiary Health Care Hospital in India. Thyroid Disorders Ther 1:106. doi:10.4172/2167-7948.1000106
Copyright: © 2012 Paul J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Abstract Introduction: Prevalence of different co-morbidities associated with hypothyroid patients is higher than in general population. This study was done to find out the prevalence of different co-morbidities in hypothyroid Indian Population, comparison of different co-morbidities between overt and subclinical hypothyroid patients, and prevalence of different type of blood groups in hypothyroid patients. Materials and methods: 41 hypothyroid (HT) patients including 21 subclinical and 20 overt HT patients were examined for asthma, hypertension, obesity and diabetes. Blood groups of all HT patients were detected. Data analyses were done by SPSS software. Results: 34.1 % HT patients were suffering from asthma. 31.7%, 31.7% and 29.3% HT patients had obesity, diabetes and hypertension respectively. Most common blood group in HT patients was B positive. Statistically significant difference of prevalence of hypertension was seen between overt and subclinical hypothyroidism (p value = 0.031). But there was no difference of prevalence of diabetes (p value = 0.819), asthma (p value = 0.440) and obesity (p value = 0.368) between overt and subclinical hypothyroidism. Conclusion: High prevalence of asthma, obesity, diabetes and hypertension were seen in hypothyroid patients than in general population. Overt HT patients are more commonly suffering from hypertension than subclinical HT. From this study it is clear that screening tests for diabetes, hypertension, obesity and asthma should be carried out in hypothyroid patients for early diagnosis and treatment because their prevalence is much higher than in general population.

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