International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 8 (2020)

Role of vitamin D in the prevalence of hypothyroidism


Ch Yasaswini, Gurja Sony, Lavanya Lagisetty

Introduction: The pandemic of vitamin D has been reaching new heights ever year. Over a billion people are affected by vitamin D deficiency or VDD. Most countries have reported to have 30-50% of the population with VDD. Meanwhile hypothyroidism in India is about 30%. There are many reasons for the occurrence of hypothyroidism, Out of which the deficiency of vitamin D may be one. Sampling: CONTROLS: - A total of 30 serum samples of healthy people were taken who had normal levels of all thyroid parameters and normal levels of vitamin D. TEST: - A total of 30 serum samples of patients suffering from hypothyroidism who also had deficient amounts of vitamin D in the serum were collected. Methodology: Serum samples of patients and controls were taken by centrifugation and removal of formed elements of the blood. This serum is then put in a machine- Cobas e 601 in which many hormones and vitamins can be measured. This machine works on the principle of chemiluminescence. This gives the approximate value of vitamin D and thyroid levels which can be used for study Results: A total of 15 women of ages 40-60 years and 15 men of 40-60 years were found to have a negative correlation between vitamin D and hypothyroidism levels in the serum. It was also observed that this is not a sex related disorder. Screening for vitamin D deficiency is recommended for hypothyroidism patients.
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