Dr. David Samadi Offers Advice to Both Women and Men

     Women who face menopause and men who have to deal with their sexuality can always benefit from some outside advice. Dr. David Samadi, who specializes in oncology and urology, has offered both sexes some valuable information.

Women and Menopause

Menopause marks the end to the reproductive years in women, but it is also a transition that can affect their health in a number of other ways. Perimenopause is the first phase of this transition, when a women will experience a significant decline in hormone production. Most women will enter menopause between the ages of 45 and 55.

The vast majority of women report experiencing “hot flashes” at the beginning of menopause. Dr. David Samadi suggested dealing with this condition by avoiding alcohol, caffeine and generally hot environments. Some women will experience a weight gain during this period of time and may also be susceptible to osteoporosis, which is marked by a reduction in bone density and strength.

Dr. Samadi recommends that women address the issues related to menopause through exercise, the consumption of green vegetables and the avoidance of tobacco products. Certain medications can help reduce menopausal symptoms, although some women should consider hormone replacement therapy.


Problems Related to Male Sexuality

Although men do not experience physical menopause, they often face many problems that can affect their sex lives. Two of the most notable male conditions that may occur later in life are erectile dysfunction and the enlargement of the prostate gland. Fortunately, both conditions can be treated.

In order to improve their sexual functioning, Dr. David Samadi recommends that men reduce their consumption of alcohol and completely avoid the use of tobacco products and, especially, of illegal drugs. Stress management is also recommended to avoid the emotional problems that can affect male sexual performance. Kegel exercises, which are designed to exercise the pelvic muscle, are known to be useful in helping a man sustain an erection during sex.

Additionally, exercise and a good diet can help men maintain their weight and a level of energy that can make their sexual experiences more satisfying.


Getting to Know Dr. David Samadi

Born in Iran, David Samadi receiving his primary education in Belgium and England before coming to the United States. Receiving his medical degree from the Stony Brook School of Medicine, he first worked at Columbus Presbyterian Hospital and then at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Remaining in the New York area, he would later move to Lenox Hospital, where he today serves as chairman of the urology department and chief of robotic surgery.