Are your hormones out of balance?
Unbalanced hormones can make you feel like a stranger in your own skin.
Anyone who has been through puberty knows that hormones have a powerful effect on one’s body. Hormones affect many areas of your health, including your mood, your metabolism, and your sexual and reproductive function. If your hormones become unbalanced, whether due to menopause or other factors, you may end up feeling like a stranger in your own skin. However, compounded hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a way to restore balance and help you feel like yourself again.
Hormone therapy designed specifically for your body
HRT is most often prescribed to ease the symptoms of menopause, but it also can be used to treat a variety of conditions that women of all ages may experience, including:
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Post-partum depression
- Weight gain
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Sleep disturbances
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased libido
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Chronic fatigue
- Painful menstruation
- Concentration and memory issues
- Decreased muscle tone
- Heart health issues
- Dry skin
- Decreased bone loss (osteoporosis)
- Decreased good cholesterol (HDL)
- Hair loss
- Urinary loss
These conditions affect millions of individuals. As the number of patients seeking hormone-related treatment has grown, so has the mass production of pills, patches and creams by the drug industry. However, each person’s body is different and has its own unique needs, but commercially manufactured products tend to be “one-size-fits-all,” and do not always account for the differences between individuals.
No two people are alike, of course, and compounding pharmacists understand this fact
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. The advantage of compounded HRT is that it can be adapted specifically to fit each individual’s body and hormone levels. HRT can utilize hormones that have the exact chemical structure as the hormones in the human body. The body recognizes them and allows them to mimic the function of the hormones the body produces on its own.
Our compounding pharmacist can provide a hormone evaluation for you to fill out. Our pharmacist is experienced in HRT and can assist your healthcare provider interpret the results of your serum or saliva tests which measure your hormone levels. You, your healthcare provider, and our pharmacist, can use the results of these diagnostic tools to help determine a course of treatment which will give you the exact amount of hormones your body needs.
Our compounding pharmacist can help start and maintain a hormone replacement regimen that brings your hormones back into balance and closely mimics what your body has been doing naturally for years. With your healthcare provider’s prescription, our pharmacist can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including:
- Topical or vaginal creams, gels, and foams
- Sublingual drops or troches
Once the therapy is begun, our pharmacist will continue to work with the you and your prescriber to make sure the HRT is working correctly, adjusting the dosage if necessary, ensuring that the medication is just right for your body.