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Abstract          Background: Hypothyroidism is the most frequently encountered health problem in India, especially among women population. Aims and Objectives: To study the occurrence of hypothyroidism in adults with male to female ratio, its age of onset, to see for drug induced hypothyroidism. To see for co-morbid conditions associated with hypothyroidism. Material and Methods: Total 100 patients were included in this study. All adults attending medicine OPD/IPD who fulfill the criteria for suspect hypothyroidism were included in the study. Results: A female preponderance with an alarming ratio of 24:5 (female: male) was observed. Average age of onset of hypothyroidism was 33 years. Subclinical hypothyroidism was observed in 37% cases. Hypertension was present as a comorbid state in 70 % cases. Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus coexistedin 17 % of the cases.

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Hypertension (HTN), T3-triiodothyronine, T4-thyroxine, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).



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