Thyroid hormones plays a vital role in renal physiology and functions. Subclinical hypothyroidism has higher prevalence in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients not requiring dialysis. It has been associated with cardiovascular risk and mortality whereas its role in CKD patients has not been well defined. Moreover, the role of thyroxin supplementation in SCH patients with CKD is controversial. The present article aims to throw light upon the interactions between SCH and CKD.
Key words: Thyroid hormones, hypothyroidism, renal disease.