International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2020, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part G
Serum calcium levels in natural menopausal women and surgical menopausal women: a comparative study
Author(s): Dr. Pooja Kumari, Dr. Rohini Rao and Dr. Bishan Dhiman
Abstract:Aim: comparison of serum calcium levels in natural menopausal women with surgical menopausal women. Methods: The present analytical cross sectional study was conducted on patients (out patients and in patients) in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kamla Nehru Hospital, attached to IGMC Shimla. Group 1 (N=60): Women who had undergone hysterectomy with bilateral salphingoophorectomy at least 6 month ago. Group 2 (N=60): Women who have attained natural menopause at least 1 year ago. Serum calcium was estimated by Arsenazo colorimetric method in mg/dl after the relevant quality control checks. Results: In the present study maximum number of the patients 26 (43.3%) were in the age group of 46-50 years for the post surgical menopausal group and in the natural menopausal group maximum number of the patients were in the age group of 51-55 years 23 (38.3%). Maximum numbers of patients are multiparous in both groups. Total number of women having hypocalcemia 15 (23.7%) were natural menopausal and 18 (30.0%) were postsurgical menopausal. No women had hypercalcemia. Conclusions: The prevalence of osteoporosis is very high in this part of India. Both natural and post- surgical menopausal women have lower levels of serum calcium.
Dr. Pooja Kumari, Dr. Rohini Rao, Dr. Bishan Dhiman. Serum calcium levels in natural menopausal women and surgical menopausal women: a comparative study. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(2):436-438. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i2g.623