Lipid Profile in Patients of Primary Hypothyroidism
The present study was designed to estimate the lipid profile i.e TC,TG, LDL-c and HDL-c in patients of primary hypothyroidism . Eighty subjects (both males and females, age range 18 - 40) were recruited for this study. Patient group (B) was of 40 subjects, while the remaining 40 subjects were healthy age, BMI and sex matched individuals constituting control group (A). Study subjects were selected from Atomic Energy Medical Centre (CENUM) Mayo Hospital Lahore.
Conclusions: Serum T3 and T4 levels are decreased (highly significant) in patients of primary hypothyroi-dism as compared to control group. Serum TSH level is increased (highly significant) in patients of primary hypothyroidism when comparing with the control gro-up. Serum TC, TG and LDL-C levels are increased (highly significant) in patients of primary hypothy-roidism as compared with the control group.
Key Words: Cholesterol, HDL-C, Hypothyroidism.
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