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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: April | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 71-73

Effects of Hypothyroidism on Cardio-Respiratory Fitness

Sonia Pawaria1, Kalra Sheetal2, Sajjan Pal1

1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor,
Faculty of Physiotherapy, SGT University, Gurgaon, India

Corresponding Author: Sonia Pawaria


Study Design: Observational study design.
Background: Abnormality in the thyroid functioning has health consequences for the general public. It is established that clinical hypothyroidism is associated with abnormally high lipid profile. Cardio-respiratory fitness reflects the overall capacity of the cardiovascular and respiratory system.
Purpose: To compare the Cardio-respiratory fitness among Hypothyroidism and Euthyroid subjects.
Methods: This study was conducted on 60 subjects of the Age Group 30-40 Years. There were two Groups, Group I included 30 subjects with Hypothyroidism and Group II included 30 Euthyroid subjects. Height and weight were taken to calculate the BMI of the subjects. VO2 max was evaluated through the Harvard step test to assess Cardio-respiratory fitness.
Results: Results of the study revealed that there was statistically significant (p<0.01) difference in Cardio-respiratory fitness between subjects with Hypothyroidism (36.19±3.55) and Euthyroid subjects (45.76± 2.912).
Conclusion: The study concluded that Cardio-respiratory fitness was low among the subjects with Hypothyroidism. Hence a Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program should be incorporated to patients with Hypothyroidism.

Key words: Hypothyroidism, Cardio-respiratory fitness, VO2 max.

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