Volume : VIII, Issue : IV, April - 2019

Serum Ferritin Levels and Thyroid Profile: Relationship in Hypothyroidism

Pallavi Mahajan, Sanjeev Kumar, Ashima Badyal

Abstract :

The deficiency of micronutrients is one of the most important health problems seen in developing countries. Out of these, deficiency of iron presenting in the form of anemia, is very widespread in general population. The metabolism of iron is interrelated with the thyroid hormone metabolism, as iron is one of the components of some of the enzymes that take part in the thyroid hormone biosynthesis. The present study was conducted with the aim to estimate and compare the serum ferritin levels in patients with hypothyroidism and healthy controls. It was observed in our study that the serum ferritin levels were significantly decreased in hypothyroid patients as compared to normal healthy controls, which could be a manifestation of disturbed actions of iron–dependent enzymes leading to impairment in the metabolism of thyroid hormones. Thus, serum ferritin estimation could be useful for the evaluation of thyroid hormone action on the peripheral tissues

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SERUM FERRITIN LEVELS AND THYROID PROFILE: RELATIONSHIP IN HYPOTHYROIDISM, Pallavi Mahajan, Sanjeev Kumar, Ashima Badyal PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-4 | April-2019


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