Hormone Replacement Therapy is most often used for menopause. Typical symptoms of menopause may include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, low libido, eight gain, irritability, moodiness and sleep disturbances. Yet any woman who has experienced endometriosis, PMS, weight gain, low libido or fibrocystic breasts may also ned to contact their compounding pharmacists or physician. A better solution for women needing hormone therapy may be the use of more natural hormones rather than synthetic ones. Compounding pharmacist are meeting the needs of perimenopausal and menopausal women through the use of plant-derived hormones that are biologically identical to those naturally occurring in women.

Women have traditionally used synthetic estrogen supplements to protect against osteoporosis and heart disease. These synthetic hormones are appealing to patients because they treat menopausal symptoms and offer some protection against osteoporosis and heart disease. Yet they often have side effects - breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding and fluid retention - for those who use them.

A better solution for women needing hormone therapy may be the use of more natural hormones rather than synthetic ones. Compounding pharmacist are meeting the needs of perimenopausal and menopausal women through the use of plant-derived hormones that are biologically identical to those naturally occurring in women.

No two women are alike of course, and the value of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is that it can be adapted to fit your individual body and hormone levels. In fact, hormones can be made in a variety of strengths and dosage forms including capsules, topical creams and gels, suppositories and sublingual troches or lozenges. With the help of your doctor and a compounding pharmacist, a woman can start and maintain a bio-identical hormone replacement regimen that closely mimics what her body has ben doing naturally for years.

 

It is your body why not give yourself the option of a customized, more natural hormone therapy.

More than 30 million American women are menopausal. An additional 20 million more are within a few years of this personal transition. And as the number of women seeking hormone replacement therapy has grown, so has the mass production of pills, patches and creams by the drug industry.

Still,not all women are the same, and commercially manufactured products do not always account for the unique differences between individuals. There is another option, though: hormone therapy designed specifically for your body.