Every woman who experiences the blessing of long life is going to experience menopause one day. There is no way around it. However, there are ways to curb its impact.
Menopause occurs when your ovaries decrease activity and stop preparing your body for conception. Once you enter menopause, your period will cease and you can no longer have a baby. For some lucky women, menopause lasts only a few months. Most women, however, are going through the transition for several years.
Menopause is a big hormonal shift and the effect of all these changes can have substantial physical and psychological impacts. You may experience decreased sex drive, easier weight gain, and the most common annoyance and complaint—hot flashes.
Hot flashes feel like an intense heat that flushes through the body, causing you to sweat profusely. They have little to do with the temperature of the actual physical environment. The heat is created within the body as hormones fluctuate. These symptoms can become disruptive to sleep as well.
If you are suffering with hot flashes and other effects of menopause, you can get help. Dr. Elena Klimenko, an integrative and functional medicine physician in New York City, or a similar doctor in your local area, can treat your hot flashes with homeopathy, nutritional medicine and acupuncture. If hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms persist after your biological organs and systems are balanced, Dr. Klimenko can also treat the condition with bio-identical hormones.
Dr. Elena Klimenko, MD is an integrative and functional medicine physician in New York City. She specializes in helping unhealthy people get well, and healthy people stay well, through the power of traditional and alternative medicine. At her practice, Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Medical P.C., you will get compassionate, preventive care. Dr. Klimenko provides the attention you deserve, real answers about your health, and personalized treatments for your total wellness. For an appointment call 212-696-4325.