Various human body functions are controlled by hormones. Hormones work like a communication system between cells and the body. A healthy balance of hormones helps co-ordinate functions like digestion, growth, immunity, etc. This means hormonal imbalances greatly impact physical and mental wellbeing.
When hormonal imbalances occur, doctors recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which can help alleviate the symptoms. Here are some key points about HRT:
- Hormone replacement therapy provides relief for menopause symptoms.
- HRT can reduce severe symptoms like hot flashes and can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
- It can keep the skin looking younger.
Hormone replacement therapy is popularly known as ‘menopausal hormone therapy’ and is used to treat symptoms associated with female menopause. Hormone replacement therapy compounding contains custom made compounded medications that replenish hormones the female body has ceased making after menopause. HRT is sometimes used to treat common menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal discomfort.
Generally, females go through menopause without requiring any treatment. However, if the transition causes troubling or distracting symptoms hormone replacement therapy is available at Erie Pharmacy.
Common menopausal symptoms:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Bone thinning or osteoporosis
- Urinary problems
- Thinning hair
- Sleep problems
- Mood changes
- Irregular periods
- Difficulties with concentration and memory
Appropriate HRT can help manage most of the above symptoms.
Hormone Replacement Therapy also may alleviate symptoms unrelated to menopause such as:
- Improving muscle function in both men and women
- Reducing the risk of heart failure and heart attacks
- Reducing mortality among younger postmenopausal people
- Preventing skin aging, in some people, when used cautiously
A doctor may also prescribe different types and combinations of Hormone Replacement Therapy for:
- Birth control
- Low blood testosterone levels
- A transition from the sex assigned at birth
- Prostate cancer
Menopause is a very delicate issue to handle for both doctors and patients. Compounding HRT addresses the most important safety issues to find a perfect solution for each customer. Too much or too little of any hormone can lead to more imbalances and fluctuations which greatly increase health risks. But because bio-identical hormones can be delivered in customized dosages, compounded HRT gives the body the perfect dosage that it needs.
Bio-identical hormones have become more popular than synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones match the molecular structure of hormones made by the human body in ways that synthetic hormones cannot. That’s the reason bio-identical hormones are more reliable and predictable in the way they work.
Bio-identical hormones are made with a plant source that’s naturally rich in hormones and adjust them to exactly match your own. Bio-identical hormones are rarely available through commercial prescriptions. Most of them are only delivered via compounded prescriptions and are highly effective.
Bio-identical hormones (BHRT) replacement therapy compounding solutions
Erie Pharmacy offers patients the chance to get customized dosages of bio-identical hormones. We make medicines to order and nothing is manufactured in bulk. Compounded hormones can be given in a variety of dosage forms, from capsules to creams to sublingual drops. Erie Pharmacy allows you to choose the delivery method you’re most comfortable with.
Working with your doctor
We are happy to offer consultations with your doctor to help him/her identify the appropriate therapeutic dosage as per your individual needs.
Benefits of compounded prescription
Compounded medications are ideal for lots of people. Erie pharmacy will be able to adapt prescriptions to individual customers through compounding. Adaptations can be made to accommodate to allergies, to easier medication administration, and to specific dosage sizes among other things.
If you’re looking for a compounded prescription, visit Erie Pharmacy, drop off your compound prescription, or have your doctor communicate with us. At Erie Pharmacy we assess your hormonal level through saliva testing and come up with a bio-Identical hormone replacement plan that is unique to you in hopes of restoring hormone balance and resolving unwanted symptoms.