Hormone Replacement Therapy in Boston, MA
Estrogen is the most effective treatment of hot flashes and night sweats. Although there are risks to taking estrogen, there may also be some benefits and is dependent on your age, time since your last menses, and your medical history. If you do not have a medical reason to not take estrogen (such as breast cancer or history of a blood clot), and you start it within 10 years of your last menstrual period or before age 60, the benefits can be greater than the risks.
Women who have had a hysterectomy can take estrogen alone, but if you still have a uterus, you should take progesterone with estrogen to protect against cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrial cancer). Please see Dr. Fleming in Wellesley, MA to discuss the pros and cons of various hormone replacement therapy treatments and to tailor treatment based on your symptoms and medical history. The ultimate goal is optimization of your quality of life.
Conveniently located at Playhouse Square at the corner of Forest Street and Washington Street in Wellesley, MA.