David Samadi is a renowned doctor currently working at Lenox Hill Hospital as the Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery. He is also a certified urologist focusing on detection, diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.
Dr. David Samadi was born in 1964 in Iran but moved to Belgium then to the United States.He finished high school education in New York and joined Stony Brook Universityand graduated with a degree in biochemistry. In 1994, he joined S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. He later completed his postgraduate training at Monteflore Medical Centre.
In 2002 he completed a robotic radical prostatectomy fellowship at Henri Mondor Hospital Creteil.Dr. David Samadi served at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital before becoming the vice chair of urology department and chief of robotics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in 2007.Dr. David Samadi often shares health news through his TV show, radio program or his website. Below is some information he shared concerning menopause.
What women should expect during menopause
Menopause is an inevitable stage in every woman’s life. When a woman hasn’t had a menstrual cycle for a year marks the beginning of menopause. It is important for women to contact a qualified medical practitioner to guide them through this phase. This is because during this stage, individuals experience some symptoms which can be minor or severe. However, there are important issues to know about this phase:
• Estimated age for menopause. This normally depends on one’s genetics but it isbetween 45 and 55 years in most women.
• Symptoms during menopause. Most women experience hot flashes while others experience muscle and joint pain, and mood swings. However, the experience of flashes can be different depending on individuals. It happens randomly, maybe daily or multiple times a day. Hot flashes may cause dizziness, sweating, heart palpitations or make the skin red.
• Effects of menopause on bone health. Production of estrogen declines thus affecting the amount of calcium in bones resulting to osteoporosis.
• Reasons for gaining weight during menopause. This can be attributed to changes in hormone levels and aging.
• Menopause for women who had a hysterectomy. They may not be aware if they are undergoing menopause lest they experience hot flashes. However they can conduct a blood test to check the estrogen levels. For more info about us: https://www.facebook.com/DrDavidSamadi/ click here.
• Menopause and heart diseases. As a result of decline in estrogen levels, arteries can become less flexible leading to reduction in blood flow. Having a nutrient dense diet, exercising and avoiding smoking can help reduce the development of heart diseases.
• Replacement of hormones to manage menopausal symptoms. It can entail some risks and benefits depending on the severity of bone loss, hot flashes or overall health. It is important to consult a doctor because the therapies are work differently for everyone.
• Other non-hormonal options for managing menopausal symptoms include doing regular and consistent exercise, avoiding triggers of hot flashes, wearing cotton-made clothes and layers, acupuncture, herbal therapies, obtaining over-the-counter estrogen creams or lubricants for vaginal dryness.