Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-7948

Bettina J

Department of Pathology, Gayatri Vidya Parishad Institute of Health Care and Medical Technology, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Case Study   
    Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and the Pattern of Thyroid Dysfunction among North Coastal Andhra Population
    Author(s): Barla Krishna*, Priya K.Dhas, Bettina J and N. Rama Krishna

    Introduction: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increasing worldwide with distinct evidence of high prevalence in southern countries including India. Recent evidence suggests thyroid dysfunction primarily subclinical hypothyroidism has been prevalent in the general population. Studies show both metabolic syndrome and thyroid dysfunctions are independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Hence estimating the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and thyroid dysfunction in the study population may help to take preventive measures to decrease the complications of non-communicable diseases. Aim: To estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and to observe the pattern of hypothyroidism among the north coastal Andhra population. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 925 .. View More»

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