Hormone Replacement Therapy
One size fits all does not apply to medicine, especially when it comes to hormones! By adjusting hormone levels, we can get the balance just right for a happier healthier you!
According to The North American Menopause Society an estimated 6,000 US women reach menopause every day. Menopause is part of the natural aging process in women, generally occurring between the ages of 40-58. During this transition, most women experience the dreadful symptoms associated with menopause. These include: hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, decreased libido, vaginal dryness, depression or mood swings, and irregular menstruation. While there are a wide array of mass-produced pharmaceutical drugs manufactured to treat these symptoms, not every woman’s body is the same and that is also true about her hormones. Fortunately, compounding brings science and technology together to provide patients with optimal relief of menopausal symptoms. Additionally it may help reduce or eliminate the unpleasant side effects and risks of traditional hormone replacement with what is called bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
Working closely with a woman and her healthcare provider, a specially trained compounding pharmacist can prepare a customized prescription designed to deliver the precise amount of hormones her body needs. A compounding pharmacist can provide a hormone evaluation test as well as a serum or saliva test, to determine the patient’s hormone levels. Then through the triad of the doctor, pharmacist and patient, these diagnostic tools are used to determine the hormone regime best suited for the individual patient. Once therapy is initiated, the pharmacist will continue to work with the healthcare provider to ensure the medication is just right for the woman’s body and adjust the dosage if necessary. The goal of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is to maintain balanced hormones by closely mimicking what the body had been doing for years. If you think bio-identical hormone therapy may benefit you, ask your healthcare provider or contact us today.