Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 261, Issue 3, pp 121–128

Relation between bone mineral content and clinical, hormonal and biochemical parameters in postmenopausal women

  • B. Acar
  • T. Uslu
  • A. Topuz
  • E. Osma
  • T. Ercal
  • C. Posaci
  • Y. Erata
  • A. Mumcu

DOI: 10.1007/s004040050211

Cite this article as:
Acar, B., Uslu, T., Topuz, A. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (1998) 261: 121. doi:10.1007/s004040050211

Abstract.

We studied factors related to bone mass after a natural or surgical menopause in 73 healthy women attending the menopause clinic of a university hospital. In the natural menopause group we found inverse correlations between bone mineral density (BMD) vs. menopausal duration; BMD vs. body mass index (BMI) and BMI vs. inorganic phosphate (Pi), borderline correlations between weight vs. thyroxin (T4) and weight vs. luteinising hormone (LH) and a positive correlation between androstenedione (D4A) vs. urinary calcium (Uca). In the surgical menopause group we found some negative correlations (BMD vs. menopausal duration, BMI vs. Pi; BMI vs. dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DS), weight vs. DS and cortisol vs. Uca) and some positive correlations (BMD vs. free testosterone (fT), BMD vs. calcium (Ca), and BMD vs. Uca). We concluded that the serum hormone levels we measured were not useful markers of current bone mineral status.

Key words: MenopauseOsteoporosisSteroid hormonesRisk factors

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Acar
    • 1
  • T. Uslu
    • 1
  • A. Topuz
    • 1
  • E. Osma
    • 2
  • T. Ercal
    • 1
  • C. Posaci
    • 1
  • Y. Erata
    • 1
  • A. Mumcu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, University of Dokuz Eylül, Faculty of Medicine, Kadιn Hastalιklarι ve Dogˇum Anabilim Dalι, 35330 İnciraltι - İzmir, TurkeyTR