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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 7, Issue 3, July 2013 pp 86-88

Research Article

Relation between Serum Calcium Level, Bone Mineral Density and Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women


Pratima D. Khatake1, Sushma S. Jadhav2, Sayeeda Afroz3

{1Resident, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor & HOD} Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Objective: To study the correlation between serum calcium, bone mineral density (BMD) and blood pressure in postmenopausal women. Material and methods: The present study was a cross-sectional study. 70 postmenopausal women with age between 50 to 65 years were selected for the study with no medical, surgical or gynecological abnormalities.  Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated in each woman. Blood pressure of each woman was measured with mercury sphygmomanometer. The bone mineral density (BMD) was measured by Bone Densitometer and classified as normal, osteopenia and osteoporosis according to T-score. Serum calcium was measured on autoanalyser. Results and Conclusion:  BMD scores were low in postmenopausal women according to T- score along with decreased Serum calcium level. There was significant association between BMD and serum calcium levels. Within postmenopausal women, there was increase in BMI with slight increase in both systolic and diastolic blood pressures with respect to age but no relation between serum calcium and blood pressure.