International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Effect of menopausal condition on serum estradiol levels and bone health among urban women
Author(s): Bharathi R and Baby D
Abstract: The female sex hormone, estrogen plays an important role in maintaining bone strength. Estrogen levels drop during menopause, at around the age of 45 years resulting in increased bone loss. Based on this back ground, the present study focused on estimating the changes in serum estradiol levels both in pre and postmenopausal women as well as in terms of menopausal nature as premature, early, ideal and late menopausal conditions. The findings well demonstrated that estrogen levels dropped to half of the levels of premenopausal women in postmenopausal women. The interesting point observed that simultaneously there was a decline in the levels of bone mineral density. Thus it was clear that menopause and age related bone loss were inevitable processes and hence adopting measures to improve estrogenic effect and in turn enhancing bone mass might be beneficial to restore bone health.
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How to cite this article:
Bharathi R, Baby D. Effect of menopausal condition on serum estradiol levels and bone health among urban women. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):762-765.