Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Balance your Hormones through Compounding
When your hormones are out of balance, your entire body and its functions are also not working efficiently and effectively. Hormones, which have a powerful impact on a woman’s body, affect many areas of her health, including metabolism, sexual and reproductive functions and even her mood. Menopause and a variety of other factors can offset the hormones, making women feel off balance and out of tune.
The Compounding Facility has the answer. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an innovative, highly effective means of restoring balance, so you can start feeling like yourself again.
Hormone Therapy: Designed exclusively for your body
BHRT is often prescribed to ease the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, but this specialized type of therapy can also be used to treat a variety of conditions that women may experience, including:
- Decreased libido
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Hot Flashes
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Night sweats
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Post-partum depression
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Sleep disturbances
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
Millions of women are affected by these common conditions, which impact their lives and decrease their quality of life. Throughout the years, the amount of women seeking hormone-related treatment has escalated and, as a result, we’ve seen an upswing in the mass production of pills, patches and creams.
Regardless of the type of customized care you’re seeking, compounding is the answer. We realize that each woman’s body is unique and one general solution certainly can’t meet the very specific needs of each unique woman.
Compounded BHRT can be tailored for each woman’s body and varying hormone levels, keeping her balanced and in tune with herself. How does it work? Bio-identical hormones have the exact chemical structure as the hormones that are naturally produced by the body, so the body actually recognizes these hormones and allows them to mimic its functions.
Getting started. The first step to undergoing BHRT involves having the patient fill out a hormone evaluation form. The pharmacist can assist the healthcare provider in interpreting the results of serum of saliva tests, which measure the hormone levels. The healthcare provider, compounding pharmacist and patient can use the results to create a course of treatment that will provide the patient with the exact dosage of hormones needed. Now that’s customized care.
With a healthcare provider’s prescription, the pharmacist can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including:
- Topical or vaginal creams, gels and foams
- Sublingual drops or lozenges
Once the patient is undergoing therapy, the pharmacist will continue to work closely with her and the prescriber to ensure the BHRT is effective and working to capacity, adjusting the dosage if necessary.
Compounding pharmacists truly understand that women are all unique and have different needs
Pharmacy compounding, fusing art with science, offers customized medications just for women. Compounded BHRT can be tailored for each woman’s body and varying hormone levels, keeping her balanced and in tune with herself. How does it work? Bio-identical hormones have the exact chemical structure as the hormones that are naturally produced by the body, so the body actually recognizes these hormones and allows them to imitate its functions.
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy today.