The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Compounding
As anyone who has ever been through puberty can tell you—never underestimate the power of hormones. These incredible chemical messengers control the entire body, affecting many areas of your health, such as your mood, your metabolism, and your sexual and reproductive function. When hormones are balanced, it’s smooth sailing. Hormonal ups and downs due to menopause or other factors, however, can wreak havoc on a woman’s life. Thankfully, compounded hormone replacement therapy (HRT) offers some incredible benefits that will restore balance, helping you take control of your life again.
What is Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Compounded natural hormones have the exact same chemical constitution as human hormones. The body recognizes them, allowing them to copy the function of the hormones the body creates naturally.
Working with your physician or health care provider, a compounding pharmacist can customized a prescription to fit each individual’s specific needs. HRT can be compounded in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including capsules, topical and vaginal creams, gels, oral liquids, lozenges, vaginal and rectal suppositories, solutions, tablets, troches, and other dosage forms.
Compounded hormone replacement therapy may be useful for relieving the symptoms of a wide range of conditions, including:
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Post-partum depression
- Weight gain
- Vaginal dryness
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Sleep disturbances
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased libido
- Painful sexual intercourse
What Are The Benefits Of Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Here are just some of the many advantages of hormone replacement compounding:
- Helps to prevent osteoporosis and restores bone strength
- Increases libido
- Protects against heart disease and stroke
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Reduces hot flashes and decreases vaginal dryness
- Maintains muscle mass and strength
- Reduces the risk of getting breast and endometrial cancer
- Lessens chance of suffering from depression or Alzheimer’s disease
- Improves sleep, mood, concentration, and memory
Feeling totally overwhelmed by hormone symptoms? Here at Macdonald’s Prescriptions #3, we work together with your healthcare provider or physician to prepare specialized, compounded hormone therapy. We will monitor your treatment and help you make any necessary adjustments.
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Please contact our compounding pharmacist today!