Relationship of Hypothyroidism with Chronic Tension-Type Headache

Authors

  • Rafiqul Islam Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shapon Kumar Ghosh Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Monsur Habib Former Head & Professor of Neurology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Abdul Alim Assistant Professor, Department of Neuro-radiology and Imaging, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Zakirul Islam Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Shakhawat Hossain Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital, Barisal, Bangladesh
  • Mahmuda Begum Junior Consultant (Medicine), Department of Neurology, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Dewan Md Elyas Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Farhana Moslehuddin Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Golam Sagir Assistant Professor (Medicine), Department of Neurology, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jninb.v8i1.59931

Keywords:

Hypothyroidism; Chronic Tension-Type Headache; TTH; neurological disorder

Abstract

Background: Chronic tension-type headache is not uncommon complaints among patients.

Objective: This study was undertaken to assess the frequency of subclinical and over hypothyroidism in patients with chronic tension-type headache.

Methodology: This study was conducted in Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The study subjects consisted of patients presented with primary headache disorders. Thyroid function test were performed among all patients. The patients were compared with the value of thyroid hormone.

Result: Among the patients 21.0% had chronic sub-type of TTH. Out of 42 chronic tension-type headache patients 12 had subclinical and another 12 had overt hypothyroidism. Statistically significant difference was seen among different sub-types of headache in relation to thyroid status.

Conclusion: Hypothyroidism is found to be a co morbidity or precipitating factors to be development of chronic type of tension-type headache.

Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, January 2022; 8(1):38-41

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Published

2022-05-27

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Islam, R. ., Ghosh, S. K., Habib, M. ., Alim, M. A. ., Islam, M. Z. ., Hossain, M. S., Begum, M. ., Md Elyas, D. ., Moslehuddin, F. ., & Sagir, G. . (2022). Relationship of Hypothyroidism with Chronic Tension-Type Headache. Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 8(1), 38–41. https://doi.org/10.3329/jninb.v8i1.59931

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