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Thyroid gland in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Joanna Miłkowska-Dymanowska, Adam J. Białas, Paulina Laskowska, Paweł Górski, Wojciech J. Piotrowski
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2017.0006
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Pubmed: 28198991
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(1):28-34.

open access

Vol 85, No 1 (2017)
REVIEWS
Submitted: 2017-02-13
Accepted: 2017-02-13

Abstract

The risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as thyroid diseases increases with age. COPD is a common systemic disease associated with chronic inflammation. Many endocrinological disorders, including thyroid gland diseases are related to systemic inflammation. Epidemiological studies suggest that patients with COPD are at higher risk of thyroid disorders. These associations are not well-studied and thyroid gland diseases are not included on the broadly acknowledged list of COPD comorbidities. They may seriously handicap quality of life of COPD patients. Unfortunately, the diagnosis may be difficult, as many signs are masked by the symptoms of the index disease. The comprehension of the correlation between thyroid gland disorders and COPD may contribute to better care of patients. In this review, we attempt to revise available literature describing existing links between COPD and thyroid diseases.

Abstract

The risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as thyroid diseases increases with age. COPD is a common systemic disease associated with chronic inflammation. Many endocrinological disorders, including thyroid gland diseases are related to systemic inflammation. Epidemiological studies suggest that patients with COPD are at higher risk of thyroid disorders. These associations are not well-studied and thyroid gland diseases are not included on the broadly acknowledged list of COPD comorbidities. They may seriously handicap quality of life of COPD patients. Unfortunately, the diagnosis may be difficult, as many signs are masked by the symptoms of the index disease. The comprehension of the correlation between thyroid gland disorders and COPD may contribute to better care of patients. In this review, we attempt to revise available literature describing existing links between COPD and thyroid diseases.

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Keywords

COPD, comorbidity, thyroid gland, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism

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Title

Thyroid gland in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 1 (2017)

Pages

28-34

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2017.0006

Pubmed

28198991

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(1):28-34.

Keywords

COPD
comorbidity
thyroid gland
hypothyroidism
hyperthyroidism

Authors

Joanna Miłkowska-Dymanowska
Adam J. Białas
Paulina Laskowska
Paweł Górski
Wojciech J. Piotrowski

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