Simply put, if your hormones are out of sync, so are you. Fortunately, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) are used to help with many issues affecting both men and women. Here at Wellness Compounding Pharmacy, we provide expert analysis with our custom, one-on-one approach to Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, addressing your individual needs and helping you feel like yourself again. Wellness Compounding Pharmacy combines Dr. Megan Pasookhush's advanced training, and specialized skill-set with clinical research and FDA approved ingredients to bring you a customized hormone solution. Call us at (919) 694-5357 to learn more.
EXPERT SOLUTIONS FOR OPTIMUM HORMONE HEALTH
We have a whole body approach to hormonal wellness. Dr. Pasookhush works one-on-one with her patients to understand how she can best help them move toward optimum hormonal health. Dr. Pasookhush's supportive and compassionate manner helps patients feel comfortable and respected. With the use of in-depth patient evaluations, wellness consultation and salvia testing, Dr. Pasookhush develops a recommendation based on your unique concerns.
HOW HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY CAN HELP
Giving your body back its lost hormones helps ease and often eliminate symptoms. There are commercially-available synthetic products. However, your body is unique and has specific needs. Personalized options are available through compounding.
EXPLORE THE BIO-IDENTICAL DIFFERENCE
BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT)
Bio-identical hormone replacement is Dr. Megan’s specialty at Wellness Compounding Pharmacy.
Bio-identical hormones have a similar chemical and molecular structure as human hormones. For example, two commonly used hormones used to treat perimenopausal and postmenopausal hormone decline and imbalance are progesterone and estradiol. Progesterone refers to the hormone produced in the body (or produced from a plant source), that is chemically and structurally identical to human progesterone, and so it is therefore referred to as “bio-identical”. Bio-identical progesterone is simply progesterone. It is micronized (finely ground) for better absorption in the body. Bio-identical estrogens are 17 beta-estradiol, estrone, and estriol (estradiol is the form of estrogen that decreases at menopause).
The ingredients used at Wellness Compounding Pharmacy are FDA-approved. Your body recognizes them and allows them to mimic the function of the hormones your body produces on its own. Dr. Megan will do thorough testing of your current hormone levels, and together with your physician, will develop a compounded BHRT just for you. Like traditional HRT’s, bio-identical hormones may have certain risks, all of which will be carefully and thoroughly explained before your course of treatment begins. To learn more about correcting hormone imbalance,
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TREATABLE CAUSES & SYMPTOMS OF HORMONE IMBALANCE
Women’s bodies begin to transition from the reproductive years at varying ages. The level of estrogen, the primary female hormone, often fluctuates during this time and can result in menopause-like symptoms: irregular periods and ovulation, fatigue, moodiness, as well as changes in libido, bone density, and cholesterol levels.
While the onset age varies, when a woman experiences a full year with no menstrual cycle her body has reached menopause. While this is often a time of positive transition, hormonal disruption (loss of estrogen) may cause tiredness, energy loss and sadness. Physical symptoms can include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and weight gain.
A woman’s ovaries produce hormones including estrogen. If her ovaries are removed, post-surgical symptoms mimic menopause, even when the patient is younger than the typical menopausal age.
Testosterone is to men what estrogen is to women. Unusually low testosterone levels in men may affect sexuality, reproduction, muscle mass, mood, sleep and bone density.
Low testosterone in women can show symptoms of low libido, fatique, and slow metabolism, to name a few.
Counterintuitively, women can experience high testosterone, which may lead to a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which is quite common in younger women. PCOS can be difficult to diagnose. High Testosterone levels can present with symptoms such as aggression, moodiness and excess facial hair.
Also called under-active thyroid disease, hythyroidism is a common disorder. With hypothyroidism, your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. When you do not have enough thyroid hormone, your body processes slow down, resulting in less energy and a sluggish metabolism.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
PMDD is a severe form of Premenstrual Syndrome. Those who suffer from PMDD may experience physical changes including tiredness, bloating and breast tenderness, as well as irritability, sadness, and extreme moodiness.
THE EXPERTS AT WELLNESS COMPOUNDING PHARMACY CAN PROVIDE SOLUTIONS FOR OPTIMUM HORMONE HEALTH
SYNTHETIC HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (HRT)
Synthetic hormones are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies and are available in pill, skin patch, gel, cream or spray form. The most widely used HRT is some combination of estrogen and progesterone. Synthetic estrogen is an oral conjugated equine estrogen (such as Premarin) and Progestin (a hormone that is synthetically produced and differs in structure from the progesterone found in the body). The two are prescribed together because estrogen alone, when not balanced by progesterone, can stimulate the growth of the uterine lining, increasing the risk of uterine cancer. While often proving beneficial and helpful to millions of women, HRT is not without risk of serious side effects/illness.