Risk of Osteoporosis and Arthritis Can Be Increased By Early Removal of Ovaries

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The women’s reproductive system is composed of complex processes that involve the function of vital organs necessary for reproduction and other bodily processes of the females. One of the most important parts of the female reproductive system is the ovaries. According to experts, ovaries work through different biological mechanisms. Ovaries are involved in the production of hormones necessary for menstruation and reproduction, but the most important function of the ovaries is that they produce the egg cell known as the ovum needed for copulation.

However, other medical incidences strike worst when the ovaries of the females are needed to be removed because of certain alterations that might put the women at further risk and thus leading to other complications. Sad thing other women at their earlier years must suffer from the consequences of early removal of ovaries.

According to a new study, those women who underwent surgical removal of their ovaries when they were under 45 years had increase risk of developing arthritis and decreased bone density which can predispose a person to have osteoporosis in the long run. The new study was presented Thursday at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The new study included the analysis and examination of data gathered from about almost 7,700 women who were participants of a nationally representative survey known as the NHANES III. Findings of the analysis revealed that about 42 per cent of those women who underwent removal of their ovaries when they were at their 45 years and below were diagnosed of having arthritis. That is compared to about only 32 per cent of women who did not undergo the said surgical intervention.

Also, researchers discovered that those women who belongs to age group of 45 and below when they had removal of both ovaries and did not underwent any hormonal replacement therapy were diagnosed to have a lower bone mineral density as compared to those women with no ovaries removed.

Moreover, researchers of the study said that the findings of the study revealed a link between the early removal of ovaries and the risk of having osteoporosis and arthritis. But, researchers claimed that it does not mean that the removal of the ovaries has caused the alterations in the bone activity of these women. Furthermore, extensive observation and monitoring should be done among those women who underwent early removal of ovaries.





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