The sleep problems that come with menopause -- the end of a woman's fertility and menstrual periods -- are the result of a change in the balance of the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone as the ovaries shut down
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2008
A recent study showed insomnia to be the number-one most severe complaint of women going through menopause. According to menopause specialist Doctor Sergey Kalitenko, an imbalance of hormones is to blame, and with that in mind he has developed a treatment to help his patients get a good night's sleep again.
According to the study, published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing, 95 percent of menopausal women surveyed suffered from sleep loss -- and they rated that sleep deprivation as their most severe menopause symptom, even more severe than the night sweats, irritability, memory loss or hot flashes that often accompany menopause.
"Menopause is a natural phase in every woman's life," -- said Sergey Kalitenko, MD, a menopause specialist who is serving NYC ( New York CIty ) are including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island ( LI ) "The sleep problems that come with menopause -- the end of a woman's fertility and menstrual periods -- are the result of a change in the balance of the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone as the ovaries shut down," -- Dr. Kalitenko said.
That hormone imbalance is also behind the female libido loss, vaginal dryness and other sex problems many of the middle-aged menopause sufferers Dr. Kalitenko treats in his NYC office. In some women, these symptoms can come together with the rest and lead to depression.
And the ill effects of menopause can continue long after the in-your-face symptoms abate: menopause can accelerate osteoporosis -- resulting in a greater risk of large-bone fractures -- and hasten the onset of coronary artery disease.
But there's good news: hormone levels are relatively easy to replenish.
So to help give his patients some much-deserved menopause relief, Dr. Kalitenko has developed a regimen of menopause treatment based upon hormone replacement therapy. He uses hormones with the same molecular structure as those found naturally within in the human body, leading to a more balanced hormone profile.
Dr. Kalitenko starts every treatment regimen by taking a thorough medical history and personally performing a routine exam with diagnostic blood work.
If a patient decides to go through with the hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, treatment is started using hormones with the same molecular structure as those found within the human body. Results are monitored every two to three months.
"The natural way for menopause sufferers to beat their insomnia," -- doctor Kalitenko said, -- "and the best way to minimize all the short- and long-term health implications of menopause, is hormone replacement therapy using hormones with the same molecular structure as their own."
Dr. Sergey Kalitenko is a physician, board certified in Internal medicine as well as Anti Aging and Regenerative medicine. He has operated a private practice in Brooklyn, New York since 2001 and sees patients from New York City, Staten Island, Bronx, Queens Long Island and beyond. To read the latest post on his anti-aging blog, for information on all the services he provides or to learn more about scheduling a consultation, visit doctorkalitenko.com.