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Menopause & HRT
Menopause symptoms may include: Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, low libido, weight gain, irritability, sleep problems. If you are experiencing these menopause symptoms, your physician may have talked to you or recommended that you start a program of hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy involves replacing levels of estrogen and progesterone to relieve the symptoms of peri menopausal and menopausal women. HRT also helps prevent osteoporosis. Although HRT is an effective treatment for menopause symptoms including hot flashes, insomnia, and vaginal dryness, as with many treatment regimens, there are side effects and potential risks like with any other treatment for any other condition that one may be living through in life. Only you and your physician can determine if this is the best course for you. Traditionally women have only had the choice of using synthetic hormones for this treatment, now there are other options to help meet patients’ individual needs.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) may be an effective solution for those women who worry about the side effects of synthetic hormone therapy. Compounding pharmacists can prepare treatments using plant derived hormones that are biological identical to the hormones naturally occurring in women, and compound it to match your individual hormone levels, after measurement of your current levels by your doctor.
Bio-identical HRT aims to alleviate the symptoms caused by the natural decrease in production of hormones by the body. It assists in the prevention of osteoporosis and memory disorders and helps to maintain a healthy nervous system.
At McKenzies Compounding chemist, in consultation with your doctor, we can compound your BHRT into oral, sublingual troches or topical administration to suit your particular needs.
Some of our popular products for women include:
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy transdermal creams, gels, capsules and troches.