BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTHYROIDISM

Abstract

This study is an attempt to investigate the biochemical changes caused by hyperthyroidism. It has been carried out on the sera of (106) Patients diagnosed with hyperthyroidism collected during their attendance to the endocrinology department, Tikrit teaching hospital – Tikrit and Kirkuk general hospital – Kirkuk / Iraq, compared with (50 ) samples of normal individuals used as control. The results indicated that the rate of hyperthyroidism is the highest among the age group (40-50) years old. Calcium, Phosphorus, and Potassium serum levels increase, while the level of Sodium remains within the normal range. Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, LDL, VLDL and HDL levels decrease. Deficiency in the level of total protein and Albumin has been detected in patients with hyperthyroidism.