Vitamin D Deficiency Among
Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis
Dr. Ramesh Narula,
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics,
Rohilkhand Medical College, Bareilly, U.P.,
Background: Hypovitaminosis D is widely prevalent in India and is a formidable issue especially in postmenopausal women. The study intends to estimate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
Methods: The study was performed at a referral teaching institute in north India between 2007 and 2009. One hundred and ninety postmenopausal osteoporotic women were enrolled and the clinical information was collected along with the assessment of biochemical parameters.
Results & Conclusion: Serum vitamin D was found to be deficient in two third of patients. A significant correlation was observed between body mass index and bone mineral density at lumbar spine. Prevention and early detection of hypovitaminosis D is the key to reduce the incidence of osteoporosis among postmenopausal women.