Evaluation of Thyroid Hormone Deficiency among Female Visited In Government Hospital: A Prospective Study
Evaluation of Thyroid Hormone Deficiency
Background: Among females, there is significant prevalence of diseases of the thyroid gland. Hence; the present study was undertaken for assessing thyroid hormone deficiency among females visiting government hospital. Subjects and Methods:A total of 255 patients were identified to be suffering from thyroid hormone deficiency. Among these 255 patients, 152 were females. A separate data sheet was made for recording the clinical profile of females. Complete demographic and medical details of all the female patients with thyroid hormone deficiency were obtained. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software. Results: 38.82 percent of the patients belonged to the age group of more than 50 years. 27.63 percent of the patients belonged to the age group of 41 to 50 years. 20.39 and 13.13 percent of the patients belonged to the age group of 30 to 40 years and less than 30 years. Feeling of tiredness was found to be present in 69.08 percent of the patients, while weakness and pain in muscles and joints was found to be present in 72.37 percent of the patients. Conclusion: Thyroid hormone deficiency is common among elderly females with feeling of tiredness and muscle and bone pain the prominent clinical manifestation encountered.