Quality of Life (Banja Luka) 12(3-4): 54-58


Association of Urolithiasis With Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women: Risk Predictors for the Disease

Radojka Bijelić, Snježana Miličević
Health Center Banja Luka, BiH, Urology Clinic, RS University Clinical Center, BiH
Abstract: Urolithiasis and osteoporosis are two signifi cant multifactorial diseases that cause the constant increase in the number of aff ected persons due to the increased age of population and negative eff ects of environmental factors, i.e. unhealthy lifestyle. Those aff ected by urolithiasis have an increased risk for osteoporosis. Association of urolithiasis and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women is still not completely understood, but it is certain that those diseases may cause serious consequences leading to the permanent disability and even death due to osteoporotic hip fractures. This is why those disorders remain very signifi cant social, economic and health problems not only for those aff ected but for the whole society, due to very high treatment costs. Identifi cation of risk factors for menopausal women aims at decreasing the rate of disease and improving of preventive measures. Since both disorders are preventable, preventive measures should be applied from young age, with identifi cation of risk factors being extremely important for signifi cant decrease of morbidity rate.
Key words: osteoporosis, urolithiasis, postmenopause, risk factors.
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