DETERMINE THE FREQUENCY OF DYSLIPIDEMIA IN PATIENTS WITH THYROID DYSFUNCTION
Objective: To determine the frequency of dyslipidemia in patients with thyroid dysfunction.
Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical study.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of Medicine, Combined Military Hospital, Kharian. Study duration extended, from Jan 2015 to Jan 2016.
Methodology: All patients of either gender having age 20-70 years presenting with thyroid dysfunction of more than one year were enrolled in the study. The blood sample was collected in a sterile manner after an overnight fasting of 12 hours for serum cholesterol, triglycerides, low density lipoprotein, very low density lipoprotein and high density lipoprotein levels. All samples were sent to hospital laboratory and verified by pathologist.
Results: Mean age of the patients was 51.8 ± 16.51 years. There were 54 (57.4%) Males and 40 (42.6%) females (1.35:1). Mean duration of disease was 2.06 ± 0.33 years. Dyslipidemia was observed in 39 (41.5%) patients.
Conclusion: Significant number of patients with thyroid disorder have dyslipidemia. With increasing duration of disease the frequency of dyslipidemia increases.