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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

PREVALENCE OF THYROID PATHOLOGIES IN PAKISTAN

*Dr. Saira Sattar, Dr. Hina Pervez and Dr. Mahek Shahid Sheikh

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The objective of this research was to elucidate some of the major relation of thyroid dysfunctions, keeping in view the various selected demographic details of included patients. Methods: This study was approved by the ethical committee of Services hospital, Lahore and was conducted in Services hospital, Lashore. The blood samples were collected, followed by their analysis for triiodothyronine (T3), tetraiodothyronine (T4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Results: The results obtained regarding the demographical aspects of the patients revealed that female gender has categorically significantly high percentage of occurrence of thyroid abnormality as compared to male gender (75.8% vs. 24.2%). Results regarding locality distribution of the patients depicted that majority of those belonged to the local population of Lahore and Faisalabad region. Conclusion: In Pakistan especially Punjab, thyroid diseases are more common in females as compared to males. The most probable causes could be lactation and pregnancy.

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