All women experience menopause with symptoms including weight gain, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. The average age is 45 to 55 although this is determined by genetics and begins with perimenopause. Hot flashes are the most common symptom followed by mood swings and joint pain. The best way to cope with hot flashes is to reduce the consumption of alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine, and hot drinks. Stress, excess weight, and smoking can make menopause worse. Hormone therapy has benefits and risks and should be discussed with a physician.
Women are more likely to experience osteoporosis because menopause causes a decline in estrogen that affects the calcium in the bones. This can result in bone loss. Eating calcium rich foods, taking vitamin D, regular exercise, a reduction in alcohol, and not smoking are helpful. A diet dense in nutrients combined with exercise can help prevent heart disease and avoid weight gain. Once a woman has had a hysterectomy she may not realize she is experiencing menopause and should consult with a physician.
When a man does not properly take care of himself the result over time may be depression, an enlarged prostate, erectile dysfunctions, and a change in the sexual experience. The best way to prevent sexual problems includes exercising regularly including Kegel exercises and eating a healthy diet including vegetables, fruits, lean meats, low-fat milk, and whole grains. Annual check-ups and reducing alcohol intake are both strongly recommended. Smoking, stress and illegal drugs can have an adverse reaction on sex.
Dr. David Samadi was born in Iran in the Persian-Jewish community. He left with his brother in 1979 and received his education in London and Belgium. He came to the United States and his high school education was completed in New York. He had a full scholarship to the Stony Brook University and earned his biochemistry degree. Dr. David Samadi then attended the Stony Brook School of Medicine and earned his M.D. in 1994. His postgraduate training was at the Montefiore Medical Center in urology and he attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1996 for his proctology training.
Dr. David Samadi attended the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he finished an oncology fellowship in 2001. His radical prostatectomy fellowship was in France at the Mondor Hospital Creteil under Professor Claude Abbou. His career began at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital before Dr. David Samadi joined the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. By the year 2012 he was New York City’s highest paid doctor.