Evaluation of Some Haematological Parameters Among Post-menopausal Women in Bayelsa State, Nigeria: A Case Study of Patients Attending Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa
American Journal of Laboratory Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 132-136
Received: Sep. 10, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 23, 2017; Published: Nov. 2, 2017
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Benjamin Onyema Eledo, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Madonna University, Elele, Nigeria; Haematology and Blood Transfusion Department Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Nigeria
Dennis Oju Allagoa, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Nigeria
Anthony Ugochukwu Ihedioha, Department of Medical Services, Federal University Otuoke, Otuoke, Nigeria
Kingsley Excel Dunga, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Madonna University, Elele, Nigeria
Sylvester Chibueze Izah, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria
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This study evaluated some haematological parameters among post-menopausal women in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, Nigeria. Sixty two post-menopausal women within the age of 52 –70 and forty adult females within the age of 18 – 32 participated in this study. About 5ml of blood was collected from each participant and analyzed using Westergren method for erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and automated haematology analyser (System XS-1000i) for packed cell volume (PCV), haemoglobin (Hb), total white cell count (WBC), platelet count (PLT) and differential viz: lymphocytes, neutrophil, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. Results showed that the test (post-menopausal women) and control subject had 12.21±1.00 g/dl and 13.22±0.71 g/dl respectively (Hb), 36.60±3.00% and 39.70±2.22% respectively (PCV), 5.24±0.63×109/L and 7.23±1.04×109/L respectively (WBC), 174.63±27.46×109/L and 260.20±45.54×109/L respectively (PLT) and 43.02±6.77 mm/hour and 8.08±2.68 mm/hour respectively (ESR). Statistically, there was a significant (P<0.05) reduction in PLT, PCV, Hb and monocytes, and significant increase in ESR and neutrophil among the post-menopausal women when compared to the control. Other blood differential such as lymphocytes, eosinophils and basophils were not affected by menopause. This suggests that post-menopausal changes alter some haematological parameters, which may predispose the women to infections.
Age, Estrogen, Haematological Indices, Post-Menopausal, Yenagoa Metropolis
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Benjamin Onyema Eledo, Dennis Oju Allagoa, Anthony Ugochukwu Ihedioha, Kingsley Excel Dunga, Sylvester Chibueze Izah, Evaluation of Some Haematological Parameters Among Post-menopausal Women in Bayelsa State, Nigeria: A Case Study of Patients Attending Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, American Journal of Laboratory Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2017, pp. 132-136. doi: 10.11648/j.ajlm.20170206.14
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