A study on thyroid dysfunction and lipid profile in postmenopausal women
Author(s): Dr. MS Ratna Lakshmi Deepika
Abstract: 1. To study the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in postmenopausal women.Material and Methods: One hundred postmenopausal women attending the outpatient and inpatients of Medicine department in NRI medical college were randomnly selected and included in this cross sectional study. The patients were examined for clinical features of thyroid dysfunction and screened for the presence of thyroid dysfunction. The thyroid dysfunction was correlated with dyslipidemia and presence of ischaemic heart disease. Dyslipidemia was found to be statistically associated with thyroid dysfunction with a P value of 0.014. 38.9% of Subclinical hypothyroidism and 8.3% of clinical hypothyroid patients were found to have dyslipidemia. Predominant pattern of dyslipidemia seen was hypercholesterolemia. The presence of IHD was not statistically associated with thyroid dysfunction, in our study.