Health Services

Perimenopause/ Menopause

When a woman reaches middle age, usually in her 40’s or 50’s her periods begin to change. Menopause is the time of life when there has been a cessation of cyclic bleeding for 12 months. The period of gradual change before menopause is called perimenopause. Women may experience menopause symptoms for many years before and after.

Perimenopause is those years leading up to and following the menopause.

The symptoms you may experience:

  • Night sweats and hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain on intercourse
  • Urinary frequency
  • Skin/hair changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/tense feeling
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Changes in menstrual pattern

Hormone Replacement Therapy

There are a number of hormone regiments available. There are creams, tablets, rings and patches. The dosing and type of regiment would be tailored to clients health status and symptoms. The intent is to improve quality of life with the lowest dosing for the shortest amount of time.

Hormone Therapy that we have available at the Women’s Clinic:

Estrogen / Progesterone Therapy

Oral

  • Activella
  • Premphase
  • Prempro

Transdermal

  • Climara Pro
  • CombiPatch

Estrogen Only Therapy

Oral

  • Estrace
  • Ogen
  • Premarin

Patch

  • Climara

Vaginal

  • Estrace (cream)
  • Estring (ring)
  • Premarin (cream)

Contact Us

Phone

1-833-853-1392, Option 5, Option 2

Hours

Monday– Friday
7:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
The clinic will be closed the first Wednesday of each month for training.

Location

401 Carpenter Road
1ST Floor, Primary Care Clinic
Fort Myer, VA 22211

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