Comparison of serum magnesium 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 magnesium was estimated by magnesium by Xylidyl blue colorimetric assay 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. Hypomagnesemia was observed in 29 (48.3%) natural menopausal group and 17 (28.3%) were postsurgical menopausal. Hypermagnesemia was observed in 1 (1.7%) postsurgical menopausal group.
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 magnesium.