TSH Elevation and Chronic Kidney Disease in Elderly AdultsMei-Hsing Chuang1,2, Yao-Min Hung2,3 and Pesus Chou2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mei-Hsing Chuang
Taipei City Hospital Zhongxiao Branch
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Received date: January 31, 2017; Accepted date: February 07, 2017; Published date: February 09, 2017
Citation: Chuang MH, Hung YM, Chou P (2017) TSH Elevation and Chronic Kidney Disease in Elderly Adults. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6:397. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000397
Copyright: © 2017 Chuang MH, 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.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in the elderly. Thyroidstimulating hormone (TSH) progressively increases over time in older individuals, and hypothyroidism is highly prevalent in CKD patients. Hypothyroidism was reported to be associated with increased mortality in CKD patients.