STUDY OF SERUM ELECTROLYTES IN HYPOTHYROID PATIENTS ATTENDING TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Dr. P Divya Gayatri, Dr G Rajeswari

Abstract


Hypothyroidism is a clinical condition resulting from  inadequate synthesis  of  the thyroid  hormones. Estimation of  Serum electrolytes is used to identify imbalance of  electrolytes, fluid or pH in  the body. The main aim of the study is to analyse and evaluate the serum electrolytes (Na+,  K+)  in hypothyroid patients and to compare  with age and sex matched controls. A  prospective  study was conducted on 60 population, of which, 30 hypothyroid patients  with decreased serumT3 ,T4 & increased serum TSH concentration done at Biochemistry Department ,GGH ( a tertiary care hospital) Kakinada and compared with 30 healthy controls. Results of this study showed, significant  decrease of  serum Na+  and an increase in serum K+  in hypothyroid  patients. Conclusion: This study suggests that hypothyroidism is strong linked with the electrolyte imbalance. Regular monitoring of electrolytes will be of great benefit to prevent complications associated with hypothyroidism.

Keywords


TSH, serum electrolytes (Na+, K+)

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.