Prevalence of Hyperthyroidism and its Impact on Quality of Life Among Students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan
Aim: Population based studies on prevalence of hyperthyroidism and its impact on quality of life, with variability of weight, height and distribution, their associated symptoms are limited. Knowledge and awareness about the prevalence of hyperthyroidism and their associated symptoms and its treatment option is necessary for the patient education and evaluation of underlying causative factors of this disease.
Methodology: Apopulation-based study was conducted from October 2018 to May 2019 to determine the prevalence of hyperthyroidism and its impact on quality of life among the students of The Islamia University Bahawalpur. Questioner were developed and distributed among the consenting participants. Thirty-six males and one hundred and six females were included in this study.
Results: Our study concluded that prevalence of hyperthyroidism is n=10(6.6%) and its prevalence ishigher in middle class families. Hyperthyroidism has a positive link with family history and previous history as shown in the results i.e. n=8 (5.3%) with family history and n=5 (3.3%) linked with previoushistory. It is the leading cause of morbidity and its prevalence is raised day by day. We studied that hyperthyroidism produces following effects on quality of life; n=10 (6.6%) participants were presented with loss of concentration in work / studies=10 (6.6%) with body ache, n=8 (5.3%) with social isolation, n=10 (6.6%) with mental health changes, n=6 (4%) with a history of previous treatment, n=8 (5.3%) with need of repeated checkups.
Conclusion: It is concluded from present study that the hypehyperthyroidism significantly affects the quality of life and it is positively linked with the family history and history.
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