Prevalence of Thyroid Problems Among Patients Attending at Siddharthanagar City Hospital


  • Basanta M. Pokharel Rupandehi Campus, Rupandehi, Nepal
  • Namrata Chaudhary Rupandehi Campus, Rupandehi, Nepal



Thyroxine, Tri-Idothyronine, Hypothyroidism, Hypertyroidism, Prevalence


Thyroid gland is vital gland. It produces Thyroxine T3 and Tri-Idothyronine T4 hormones which are needed for the growth and development. Iodine is needed for the formation of T3 and T4 hormones. Iodine is found in different food such as sea food, vegetables produced in Iodine rich soil and table salt. The associated problems of thyroid gland are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The objective of this study was to find out the prevalence of thyroid problems attending at Siddharthanagar City Hospital.

It was hospital based retrospective study. Data related to thyroid problems T3,T4 and TSH was collected from hospital laboratory reports . The tests were done using Semi Auto Clia Plate Analyzer of TOSOH India Company.

The total number of lab reports was 299 taken for study. Among them the percentage of male and female was 21.7 and 78.3 respectively. The overall prevalence of thyroid problems was 5.9% among general public. The overall prevalence of hypothyroidism was 9.69% and hyperthyroidism was 2.17% respectively. The prevalence of thyroid problems was seen more in female.

This study showed that thyroid problem including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism is common. Female population and 21-40 years age group are highly suffered in comparison to male population.


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Author Biographies

Basanta M. Pokharel, Rupandehi Campus, Rupandehi, Nepal

Mr. Pokharel teaches at Rupandehi Campus. He has done different level of research training conducted by Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC). He has also done Covid 19 training. He is also research coordinator of Rupandehi campus. He is also involved in conduction of research training in different institutions. His main interest is teaching,training and research.

Namrata Chaudhary, Rupandehi Campus, Rupandehi, Nepal

Dr. Chaudhary is medical officer at Rupandehi Campus Health Desk. She is involved in regular health checkup activities within campus family. She has done various trainings on Covid 19 and mental health during Covid 19 pandemic. She is interested in social work, training and research. Her main areas of interest are treatment, training and research.




How to Cite

Pokharel, B. M., & Chaudhary, N. (2022). Prevalence of Thyroid Problems Among Patients Attending at Siddharthanagar City Hospital. Rupandehi Campus Journal, 3(1), 40–48.