John Paciuc, MD

OBGYN located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Many women assume that the debilitating symptoms they experience during menopause are part of their aging process, and it’s something they need to simply suffer through. Board-certified OB/GYN and certified menopause practitioner, John Paciuc, MD, in New York City wants you to know that there are many treatment options that can improve your symptoms and quality of life, and you don’t have to simply grin and bear the symptoms of menopause. Call the Upper East Side Yorkville office of Manhattan today for an appointment so Dr. Panciuc can help find the proper treatment for your menopause symptoms.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life that marks the end of her fertility. You officially reach menopause when you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without your period. Most women in the United States reach menopause around age 51. 

Prior to menopause, you go through a period where your hormone levels begin to fluctuate, which may lead to irregularities in your menstrual cycle. This time period, which can last months or years, is referred to as perimenopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Many of the symptoms associated with menopause begin during the transitional period as your hormone levels fluctuate. The most common symptoms women experience during menopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Cognitive loss
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Anxiety, irritability, and depression
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Hair loss
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • Decreased libido
  • Recurrent vaginal and urinary tract infections

It’s estimated that more than 50% of women will suffer from any combination of these debilitating symptoms. You may find these symptoms disruptive to your life as you reach professional milestones or try to enjoy your newfound freedom as an empty nester or retiree. 

These symptoms not only affect your quality of life but may also increase your risk of future chronic health problems, such as heart disease. With advances in medicine, you no longer have to simply suffer through the life-altering symptoms. Dr. Paciuc is an expert in his field and can devise a plan to relieve your symptoms.

What can I expect during a menopause consultation?

Dr. Paciuc performs comprehensive examinations in a very relaxed, unrushed setting when you come in for a menopause consultation. He spends a great deal of time with you going over your past medical and gynecological history, as well as your symptoms and personal preferences for care. 

What are my treatment options for menopause?

Dr. Paciuc creates individualized treatment plans based on your personal preferences and the types of symptoms you are experiencing. His mission is to treat your debilitating symptoms to improve your quality of life and reduce your risk of future chronic illnesses such as heart disease, fragility fractures, colorectal cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Paciuc takes an integrative approach to your menopause, addressing the body, mind, and spirit. He offers both hormonal and nonhormonal treatment options. 

For compassionate care of your menopause from a physician focused on both your quality of life and future health, during menopause contact John Paciuc, MD, to schedule an appointment.