International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Abstract

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GONADOTROPIN LEVELS AND CLINICAL PRESENTATION IN SURGICAL AND NATURAL MENOPAUSE

Author(s): Naik Raviraj R, Chandel Rittu S, Abichandani Leela G

Introduction: Menopause means complete stoppage of menses for last one year due to failure of follicular activities of the ovaries. This can be determined by the various hormones secreted by ovary such as LH and FSH. As these hormones are responsible for normal maintenance of basic ovarian function in reproductive life; there occurs considerable alteration in their levels in menopause. Aims and Objectives :- 1] To study and compare ovarian function by determining levels of LH and FSH in Surgical and Natural menopause. 2] To study and compare ovarian function in Surgical and Natural menopause. Brief Methodology: - Case study: - 50 women with surgical menopause between 45 – 50 years of age. Control study: - 50 women with natural menopause between 45 – 50 years of age. Material & Methodolgy :- Fasting serum samples of all women with surgical and natural menopause were analysed for LH and FSH on Immulite 1000 chemiluminiscence based analyser in special investigation lab. Summary of the Results :- Mean levels of LH and FSH were higher in surgical menopausal women as compared to natural menopausal women. Women in surgical menopause suffered from more vasomotor symptoms and cognitive decline as compared to women in natural menopause group.