Women's Health

Just for Women

As women age, bodies change and the solutions that once worked may no longer prove effective. Of course, we can’t help but notice the visible signs of aging and throughout the years bodies also change as hormone levels start shifting. Whether it’s via the help of cosmeceuticals, hormone replacement or even just a customized medication, The Compounding Facility can help women balance their bodies, reverse the signs of aging and more.

A compounding pharmacist can assist women of all ages with a wide variety of health issues. Common concerns include: aging, hormonal changes/menopause and more. By using the expert services of a compounding pharmacist, customized treatments and medications can be tailored to your body’s specific needs. The Compounding Facility can also offer nutritional support, helping you better maintain your health.

Exclusively for her: Truly Customized Care

Thanks to advances in technology, innovative techniques and lots of in-depth research, healthcare providers now have the ability to work directly with pharmacists to create these customized medications and treatments. Combining science and knowledge, the age-old practice of compounding results in truly customized care. Medicines or treatments can be created to heal your body, restore its balance or help you combat the visible signs of aging. Now that’s truly customized. What’s more, treatments are offered in a variety of formats, so they’re not only effective, but also easier to use.

Achieve Balance: 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
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Hot flashes
  • Infertility
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Moodiness
  • 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:

  • Capsules
  • Topical or vaginal creams, gels and foams
  • Suppositories
  • 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.

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Combat Aging

Cosmeceuticals: customized solutions for aging skin

Of course, there are many positive aspects of aging. With age comes wisdom, experience and maturity, however, there’s a downside too. The physical signs of aging–the loss of skin elasticity, the appearance of age spots and crows’ feet, as well as laugh lines and other wrinkles may not be welcomed. The Compounding Facility can help.

Rejuvenate with Cosmeceuticals: Erase the effects of time

Though the skin’s aging process can’t be prevented, it can certainly be slowed down. Recent biotech research has identified many of the lifestyle habits and other factors that cause wrinkling and the loss of skin elasticity. These include:

  • Fatigue
  • Harsh effects from extreme weather–damage from sun, cold or wind
  • Poor nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Environmental irritants such as damaging effects from harsh makeup and abrasive soaps

Over the years, these factors can really impact the skin, breaking it down and revealing the unwanted signs of aging. While it’s impossible to avoid some of these factors on a regular basis, we can use cosmeceutical products to protect our skin against further damage. We can also rejuvenate skin that’s already been damaged.

Oily, Normal, Dry, Combination? We offer Solutions for Every Skin Type

Regardless of your skin type and texture, our compounding pharmacist can work with you to customize a cosmeceutical cream regimen that is tailored to your specific needs. You’ll be one step closer to achieving a younger, healthier “you.”

When treating your skin with cosmeceuticals, you’ll benefit from both short and long-term effects. Cosmeceuticals employ a fusion of scientific research and pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to boost the skins’ appearance. Custom-prepared creams can soothe the skin and diminish the appearance of rashes, redness and inflammation. They also aid in soothing dry, cracked skin—improving moisturization and treating blemishes and other problem areas. Most importantly, cosmeceuticals begin to protect the skin from the harmful, external forces that come with time.

Turn Back Time: Crafting a Regimen for Younger Skin

Through the regular use of cosmeceuticals, your skin can begin to look and feel the way it did when you were younger. You can achieve moist, smooth skin that glows and you’ll also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. More importantly, you’ll be protecting your skin from further damage that will develop over time.

Of course, many commercial creams and lotions claim to achieve the same results, but mass-produced products can’t address the very specific needs that are inherent to you. Why employ a one-size-fits-all mentality when you can use one that has been custom-prepared exclusively for you?

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Medical Wonders: Unique Dosages

One of the greatest benefits of working with a compounding pharmacist is his or her ability to alter the delivery system or way in which medicine or treatment enters your body. While working together with a healthcare provider, pharmacists can create specific dosages that are ideal for your unique set of needs.

Most medications, especially ones that are used to treat common aches and pains, are widely available in tablet of capsule form. Although tablets and capsules are widely used, they may not always offer the best medical solutions. Since these pills are taken orally, they pass through the digestive tract before entering the patient’s system. This can delay the effect of the medication or result in gastrointestinal side effects.

A compounding pharmacist can offer alternative dosage forms such as topical preparations, which include creams, lotions or gels. These can be directly applied to the skin and offer an easy and effective way of administering medication. Topical preparations also enable drugs to be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, so they bypass the gastrointestinal tract, which minimizes side-effects. Medications can also be formulated in flavored troches, which dissolve in the mouth and easily enter the bloodstream.

Compounding pharmacists truly understand that all women are not created equal. That’s why we provide truly customized care for women. From aging to hormone replacement and beyond, The Compounding Facility has the medical answers you’re seeking.

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