Dr. Harish, Dr. Baldev Meena, Dr. O. P. Meena


Introduction : Metabolic syndrome is generally characterized as a clustering of the abnormal levels of blood lipids (low High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and high triglycerides), impaired fasting glucose, elevated blood pressure and excess abdominal obesity.

Objectives : To study the prevalence and type of thyroid dysfunction in a diagnosed case of metabolic syndrome.

Material And Method:

A complete physical and systemic examination was performed including CBC, RFT, Blood Glucose profile, Thyroid examination, complete urine. X-ray chest, USG-KUB, 2D-echo was performed in all cases.

Results : The percentage of sub clinical hypothyroid was 21% and overt hypothyroid was 9%. Subclinical hypothyroidism and overt hypothyroidism were present in 26.66% and 11.66% of females and in 12% and 5% of males respectively. None of the patient had subclinical or overt hyperthyroidism.

Conclusion : It can be concluded from the present study that sub clinical hypothyroidism and overt hypothyroidism is significantly associated with metabolic syndrome, especially females with metabolic syndrome have a higher prevalence of thyroid dysfunction which predisposes them to cardiovascular events. Therefore, we recommend the routine screening of the thyroid function in females with metabolic syndrome.


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