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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 328-331
Study of Serum Calcium Levels in Postmenopausal Women of Aurangabad District
Dhananjay Vasantrao Bhale*, Hina Ashfaque Ansari**
*Professor and HOD, **PG Student, Department of Biochemistry, MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
The period during which the female sexual cycle ceases and female sex hormones diminish rapidly to almost none at all is called Menopause. It occurs between 45-55 years of age. It is characterized by hot flushes, night sweats and various other psychological and biochemical changes. It also leads to metabolic bone disorders and rapid bone loss. In postmenopausal women, estrogen deficiency may induce calcium loss by indirect effect on extra skeletal calcium homeostasis. Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate serum calcium status in pre-menopausal and postmenopausal women. Materials and Methods: Present Cross sectional study was carried out in the Department of Biochemistry and central Investigation Laboratory MGM Medical Collegeand Hospital, Aurangabad during October 2012 to October 2013. A total of 30 pre-menopausal and 30 post postmenopausal women were included in this study. Serum calcium concentration will be measured by Dimension RxL fully automated analyzer using the kits supplied by Siemens. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS version 17 and student t test. Result: Serum calcium level was significantly deficient inpost postmenopausal women than in pre-menopausal women.