As women age, they can experience an imbalance in hormone levels. This happens often as they go through menopause and certain hormones begin to rapidly decline. Until recently the only options available to menopausal women was to tough it out or take synthetic hormone replacements.
Synthetic hormone replacement medications try to mimic the naturally occurring hormones to alleviate symptoms of menopause while causing a variety of side effects.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Now there is a better option called Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT.
This type of hormone replacement utilizes natural hormones to give patients the maximum benefits of natural hormones without the side effects.
Our BHRT restores the hormone balance in the least intrusive and most effective manner for your body.
Why Hormone Replacement Is Necessary
If you are suffering from menopause symptoms, you should contact your physician to discuss treatment options, specifically BHRT.
Symptoms such as weight gain, difficulty sleeping, and hot flashes can negatively affect your life. Many doctors are willing to prescribe hormone replacement therapy to help their patients control the symptoms but there is a difference between synthetic hormones and BHRT.
What Are Synthetic Hormones?
Synthetic hormones are created using additional chemicals. These chemicals do not change the effectiveness of the hormone. So why do companies add them?
Because without these added chemical compounds, they are unable to patent the hormone. This is because hormones and other naturally occurring objects cannot be patented.
Side Effects Of Synthetic Hormone Replacement
Adding these extra chemicals can however cause serious side effects and health concerns including:
- Blood clots
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Cardiovascular diseases
Why Use Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
BHRT only uses natural hormones with no added chemicals. These hormones cannot be patented but are inherently safer for you, the patient. The hormones will travel through your blood stream in the same way as those created by your own body. There are no harsh side effects of these hormones and they can be dosed to your exact needs with our compounding services.
How We Can Help With Your Hormone Replacement Therapy
When seeking Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, it is important to find a doctor that specializes in this type of service. If you are unable to locate a doctor who uses BHRT, we can help you find one in your area.
Once your doctor has prescribed your course of treatment, we will compound the hormones into a format that is easy for you to use.
Throughout the course of treatment, it may be necessary to modify the dosage or types of hormones. Our compounding pharmacists will work closely with your physician to ensure you receive the maximum benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Call Us Now To Learn More About How We Can Help You With BHRT And All Of Our Customized Compounds!
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.