When a woman enters her pre-menopausal years, it is normal for her to wonder about her options as her hormone levels begin to change. When the symptoms inhibit a woman from getting as much as she can out of life, it’s time to talk to her doctor about hormone replacement therapy options. Bio-identical hormone replacement offers several benefits to women, especially those who would prefer to use a natural product during this time of life.
Signs Of Hormonal Imbalance In Women
While some women may find that her pre-menopausal changes due to hormones are merely a nuisance, others find that they are more disruptive to their everyday life. Along with irregular periods, which may be accompanied by cramps, the following symptoms may be noted:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hot flashes
- Insomnia or difficulty staying asleep
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
Benefits Of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Synthetic hormones are created in a laboratory, and extra chemicals are added to the “recipe” so that the company creating them can patent their product.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses only natural hormones, without adding any chemicals.
Less Intrusive To The Body Than Synthetic Hormones
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy offers an alternative to synthetic hormone replacements. The chemical option attempts to recreate the effects of the natural hormones in the body; however, any decision to use them must be weighed carefully to determine whether their benefits outweigh the risks.
No Potentially Dangerous Side Effects
No extra chemicals mean there is no risk of side effects to patients from the following, as there would be from traditional hormone replacement therapy:
- Blood clots
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
Bio-Identical Hormones Safer For Patient Use
The bio-identical hormones travel through the body in the same manner as the ones the body creates on its own. They don’t contain any foreign ingredients to disturb the body’s delicate balance.
We Can Prepare Customized Formulations For You!
If you and your doctor agree that bio-identical hormones are the right type of treatment for you, our compounding pharmacists at Compounding Pharmacy of America can prepare the exact dosage you require. We can also work with you and your doctor to ensure that your hormones are being delivered in a formulation that works best for you, whether this is a cream, gel or other method.
Call us to discuss your options for bio-identical hormone replacement today!
Chief Operating Officer, The Compounding Pharmacy of America
Matthew Poteet, Pharm.D. graduated with Honors from Lee University with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Science. After his undergraduate training, he completed the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy, graduating in 2004. Dr. Poteet has spent much of his pharmacy career on staff at two of the most prestigious academic teaching hospitals in the Southeast; Emory University in Atlanta and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. At these institutions he received extensive experience and training in sterile products compounding.
He returned home to East Tennessee in 2010, where he has held the position of Pharmacy Director at two sterile products pharmacies in Knoxville. Matthew lives in Knoxville with his wife, Chris. Dr. Poteet is Tennessee’s first Board Certified Anti-Aging Pharmacist by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.