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Co morbidity (associated illness)

 

 

   

 

    Hypercholesterolemia

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    

 

     Type 1 diabetes mellitus                                    Infertility                                 Menstrual irregularities

 

 

                                                                

 

             Depression                                                Obesity

 

 Hypothyroidism has been frequently associated with other diseases. 

 

 These co-morbid states include

  • Infertility, 

  • Menstrual irregularities, 

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus, 

  • Depression, 

  • Obesity, 

  • Hypercholesterolemia, etc. 

 

 Hypercholesterolemia 

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Impaired thyroid function may be the cause of a hypercholesterolemia. 

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Clinical studies have shown that hypothyroid patients have significantly elevated serum cholesterol levels -from about 30% to 50% above control values.

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Also increase in low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, modest fasting hypertriglycereidemia has been observed in hypothyroid patients, particularly when they are obese. 

 

 Diabetes Mellitus 

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Approximately 10% of patients with type I diabetes mellitus develop chronic thyroiditis in their lifetime which may include the insidious onset of subclinical hypothyroidism. 

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Insulin requirements may change in the presence of subclinical hypothyroidism. 

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It is important to examine patients with diabetes for the development of a goiter.

 

 Infertility

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Some patients with infertility and menstrual irregularities have underlying subclinical or clinical hypothyroidism. 

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In some patients with elevated TSH levels, thyroxin replacement therapy may normalize the menstrual cycle and restore normal fertility.

 

 Depression

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The diagnosis of sub clinical or clinical hypothyroidism must be considered in suspected patients with depression.

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In fact, a small proportion of all patients who are depressed have primary hypothyroidism- either overt or sub clinical. 

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Also all patients on lithium therapy need periodic thyroid evaluation because lithium may induce goiter and hypothyroidism.

 

 Obesity

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Some obese patients may have hypothyroidism. 

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Caloric needs due to hypothyroidism may be responsible for weight gain in these persons.

 

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In view of the strong association between hypothyroidism and the above co morbid states, it is advisable to look for hypothyroidism in these patients and screen accordingly through T 4 and TSH testing.

 

 

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