What are Hormones?
Hormones are regulatory substances produced by the body to stimulate a specific effect. An example is insulin, which functions to open the cells for receipt of glucose. Ultimately, hormones determine how the cells and organs work.
What is Hormones Replacement Therapy (HRT)?
Compounding pharmacists at Modern Medicine Rx can create customized HRT that closely mimics individual patients’ optimum natural hormone levels. With natural, customized HRT, patients can mitigate the symptoms associated with menopause and other hormonal imbalances, while minimizing side effects and risks associated with synthetic hormones. With bio-identical hormones, doses can be easily adjusted and fine-tuned to control symptoms and provide long-term health benefits.
Hormones perform a vast array of complex functions in the body. When hormone levels are deficient or imbalanced, people can suffer unpleasant symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has many benefits for women (and men) suffering from hormone imbalances and deficiencies.
For example, HRT can help:
- Relieve dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
- Relieve pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Control mood swings
- Treat infertility
- Relieve fibrocystic breasts
- Control weight gain/water retention
- Relieve hot flashes and night sweats
- Improve sleep quality
- Improve concentration and memory
- Improve skin elasticity
- Restore vaginal lubrication
- Aid in bladder control
- Increase energy and vitality
- Decrease incidence of urinary tract and vaginal infections
- Guard against heart disease
- Decrease bone loss (osteoporosis)
- Raise good cholesterol (HDL)
- Improve blood flow
Western medicine has tended to treat hormone imbalances and deficiencies with doses of synthetic hormones. Although they are similar to the hormones that occur naturally in our bodies, synthetic hormones are chemically and structurally different than human hormones. For these reasons, synthetic hormones can cause undesirable side effects (such as fluid retention, nausea, breast tenderness, blood clots, headaches, leg cramps, irritability, and depression). The body may also take longer to eliminate them.
Bio-identical hormones, on the other hand, are chemically identical to the hormones produced by the body. For this reason, they produce few unwanted side effects when taken in appropriate quantities and ratios. They are also easily eliminated from the body.
HRT for Men
Modern Medicine Rx provides compounded products for Hormone Replacement Therapy for men. Men of all ages may experience decreased testosterone production, which may in turn lead to several other health concerns. Some of these problems may include;
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mood disorders
- Decreased sex drive
- hair loss
- Excessive sweating
- Bad breath etc…
Modern Medicine Rx can work with your physician to provide hormone therapy in the dosage form and exact strength you require. This could ultimately help you maintain your health and vitality.
HRT for Women
Hormone compounding could help women manage the occurrence of various post-menopausal symptoms, including
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Irritability and Anxiety
- Pain during intercourse
Our compounding pharmacist will work with your health care provider to evaluate your symptoms and determine a specific course of treatment for you. Ask your health care provider about Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT).