Hormone Replacement Therapy

AllCare Family Medicine and Urgent Care of Tysons Corner

Primary Care Physicians located in Tysons Corner, VA

Menopause can be a beautiful life-changing moment, but it also comes with a lot of changes to the body that can be awkward and hard to deal with. Our friendly and knowledgeable physicians at AllCare Family Medicine And Urgent Care in Tysons Corner are ready to share their skills and experience to help you on this new journey of womanhood, easing your discomforts and relieving you of unpleasant menopausal symptoms.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a safe short-term solution that aids women through the initial hot flashes and genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GST). Estrogen and progestogens that the body naturally produces are supplemented with creams, pills, patches, sprays and other medication that fits with your lifestyle.

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What Benefits Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Offer?

As your body starts changing, you might experience hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal symptoms such as itching, dryness and discomfort during sex. Our experienced endocrinologists, nurses and other care providers can create an effective treatment plan to ease these symptoms. 

Systemic hormonal therapy, using estrogens and progestogens, is very successful at controlling the occurrence of hot flashes and can also strengthen your bones and help to rebuild tissue.

Are There Any Risks To Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Our team of board-certified medical professionals will guide you through the process and the potential side effects, but rest assured that the increased risks of cancer and other conditions are statistically insignificant for most patients. 

According to recent studies, including one where 10,000 women took estrogen and progestin for a year, there were the following small increases compared to patients who did not undergo HRT:

  • 0.07% chance of heart disease
  • 0.08% chance of breast cancer
  • 0.08% chance of stroke
  • 0.18% chance of blood clots

However, women who are over sixty or have already experienced or are experiencing breast cancer, heart disease or blood clots could have an increased risk of adverse effects. 

Before prescribing any medication, AllCareā€™s team will explore your medical history with you and run any required tests to ensure that the treatment plan is tailored to you and all potential side effects are minimized.