Women's Health Baldwinsville NY

For black cohosh, make sure the label says it contains a standardized extract and take 40 to 80 milligrams a day; symptoms should improve or go away within two to four weeks. For red clover, also use a standardized extract and take 40 mg twice a day. Take soy isoflavones in amounts of 50 to 150 mg a day—you can get it from capsules, protein powder, or soy food.

Lalitha Seetharam, MD
7599 Morgan Rd
Liverpool, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Topiwala Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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M Robert Neulander, MD
(315) 469-1446
5700 W Genesee St
Camillus, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1978

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Douglass Norman Powell, MD
(315) 451-2261
4820 W Taft Rd Ste 208
Liverpool, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hospital Health Cen, Syracuse, Ny; Crouse Hosp, Syracuse, Ny
Group Practice: Center For Women's Healthcare

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Geeta Roy, MD
(315) 452-2062
5100 W Taft Rd
Liverpool, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Patna Med Coll, Patna Univ, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Suman Mishra
(315) 452-2968
5100 W Taft Rd
Liverpool, NY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard Dale Semeran, MD
(315) 622-4177
8100 Oswego Rd Ste 110
Liverpool, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Monterrey, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hospital Health Cen, Syracuse, Ny; Crouse Hosp, Syracuse, Ny

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Stephen B Ganderson
(315) 452-2968
5100 W Taft Rd
Liverpool, NY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kwame A Adusei, MD
Liverpool, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Debreceni Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Debrecen, Hungary
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Stephen Ganderson
(315) 452-2968
5100 W Taft Rd # 3G
Liverpool, NY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Josephs Hospital Health Cen, Syracuse, Ny
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Suman Mishra, MD
(315) 452-2400
5100 W Taft Rd
Liverpool, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: S M S Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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About Women's Health

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By Tori Hudson, ND

If you’re like most women in your 40s or 50s, you probably have questions about menopause—especially now that the Women’s Health Initiative study has overturned conventional thinking on the value of hormone replacement therapy. What I’ve learned in 19 years of practice is that there is no uniform prescription; not all women need to take hormones, nor can everyone benefit from nutritional and herbal approaches.

When I meet a patient for the first time, I take a comprehensive history, do a physical exam, and evaluate risks for conditions such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and breast cancer. That way I can be sure to tailor my suggestions to each individual. That said, there’s still plenty you can do on your own. I hope my answers to the following questions can help get you started.

Q: I’m having really bad hot flashes; can you recommend something that’s safe and has some solid research behind it?

A: Fortunately, you’ve got several good botanical options. Among the best researched are black cohosh extract, red clover extract, and soy isoflavones. I suggest experimenting to find out which one works best for you.

For black cohosh, make sure the label says it contains a standardized extract and take 40 to 80 milligrams a day; symptoms should improve or go away within two to four weeks. For red clover, also use a standardized extract and take 40 mg twice a day. Take soy isoflavones in amounts of 50 to 150 mg a day—you can get it from capsules, protein powder, or soy food.

Another possible treatment is natural progesterone cream. In one early clinical trial, 83 percent of the women using a cream that contained 20 mg of progesterone per one-quarter teaspoon saw their hot flashes improve or completely disappear. Unfortunately, the most recent study conducted at the Menopause Centre of the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney, Australia, did not show a significant effect. Still, you may want to try it for yourself—it seems to work for many of my patients.

Q: Ever since I became perimenopausal, my memory is just not as good as it used to be. What supplement can I use to improve it?

A: My favorite nutrient for memory is phosphatidylserine, which has shown very good results in numerous scientific studies. It’s a phospholipid that influences the health and fluidity of cell membranes in the brain. Low levels are associated with impaired mental function, especially in the elderly, and studies have shown that in supplement form it can improve mental function, mood, and behavior.

I recommend that patients take 100 milligrams of this lipid, which is derived from soy lecithin, three times a day. You’ll probably need two to three months to see any benefit, but if it works, go ahead and take it indefinitely; it appears to have no side effects. My patients generally see the greatest improvement within the first three months, and then again after six months. I suggest reducing the dose to once or twice daily over the long te...

Author: Tori Hudson

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