Postmenopausal women more prone to Osteoporosis





Postmenopausal women who suffer from Hypoestrogenism, lower than the standard level of primary sex hormone for women, can be gravely affected by Osteoporosis. “In future, postmenopausal women may suffer from Osteoporosis and bone mineral density also decreases significantly when they achieve Menopause because of the lack of oestrogen,” said Mary Ann Lumsden, Head of Reproductive and Maternal.


Medicine at the University of Glasgow. Although fracture is rare under 60, low bone mineral density is a significant risk factor in later life when combined with problems with balance and increased likelihood of falling about, Lumsden said at the Indian Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr. Stya Paul Awards 2014.

According to Lumsden both Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and the combined oral contraceptive pill were useful in treating the long term problems of menopause as they maintain bone density and decrease risk of fracture.  She also said menopause was not always a natural, straight forward experience for women and almost 25 per cent would have severe symptoms that causes them to seek help from doctors.

Doctors though know about the problems and issues, but they are not comfortable in discussing the problem actually, she added.

The symptoms are of two types including short term and in the women are hot flushes, insomnia, headaches, mood-swings, irritability,” said Lumsden. Hormone Therapy could be thus considered as the best way long term. The short term symptoms affecting the way of life for the women to understand the risks and benefits.

Known for her guidelines issued to her patients and others, Lumsden advised women to take all sorts of important steps to cope with the menopausal problems among women and also and treat them with utmost care and efforts.

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