We are here to help men and women that are suffering from hormone imbalances. Hormones are so important to us that we created the Annie's Consultation Corner to help educate patients and practitioners.
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 bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a way to restore balance and help you feel like yourself again.
BHRT is most often prescribed to ease the symptoms of menopause, but it also can be used to treat a variety of conditions that people 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
These conditions affect millions of people. 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 patients are alike, of course, and we understand this fact.
What are bio-identical hormones?
They are hormones that have the exact same chemical structure as the hormones that your body naturally makes. This allows the hormone to fit perfectly into the receptor it was designed for producing a positive therapeutic response.
- Estrone (E1)
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estriol (E3)
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. The advantage of compounded BHRT is that it can be adapted specifically to fit each individual’s body and hormone levels. BHRT 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.
Working closely with you and your healthcare provider, our pharmacists can help a you 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 a healthcare provider’s prescription, we can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including: