Custom Care For Hormone Imbalances
Hormone imbalances affect many people at least once throughout life, but severe hormone disproportions can wreak havoc on the body. Patients can employ natural remedies to reduce symptoms, but doctors often prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to balance hormone levels. Compound pharmacies can provide safe and effective custom bioidentical hormones.
Hormones are produced in endocrine glands throughout the body, including the thyroid, pituitary, pineal, thymus, pancreas glands, and within the sex organs. Hormones send messages to the organs and regulate the following bodily functions:
- Heart rate
- Body temperature
- Reproductive cycle
- Sexual function
Even the slightest discrepancy in hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can cause a range of symptoms. Hormone imbalances can often be attributed to a variety of conditions, including chronic stress, poor nutrition, excess weight, thyroid problems, allergic reactions, and other medical conditions.
When should you consider a compound pharmacy?
A compound pharmacy prepares custom medication prescribed by a doctor. Compounded hormone medications are usually made for patients requiring medications that are easier to consume and dose. Patients can turn to compound pharmacies to reduce hormone imbalances and reduce the following side effects for men and women:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Reduced sex drive
- Mood changes
- Night sweats
Bioidentical over synthetic hormone treatment
Bioidentical hormones are becoming more popular over traditional synthetic HRT. Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as natural hormones made in the body. Compound pharmacists can produce a variety of dosage forms, including creams, pills, patches, and more. Pharmacists can create a perfect concentration of each hormone to maximize balance and reduce the side effects of synthetic medications.
Working with a compounding pharmacist
Men and women can turn to compounded hormone medications in the form of capsules, transdermal patches, and other topicals to meet unique hormone needs. Pharmacists can develop a personalized blend of bioidentical hormones with the best delivery method for the patient. In conjunction with easy and safe natural remedies, compounding can treat specific hormone imbalance symptoms and regulate levels back to normal. To learn more about hormone therapy and compound pharmacies, speak with a healthcare provider or pharmacist.