Feeling tired? Sleeping a lot?
From being tired to lack of sex drive, hormonal imbalance is common among men and women.
Have you done everything you know to do; every exercise program and diet known to man and are still feeling poorly and not looking the way that you would like? If so, your problems may stem from hormonal imbalance.
Having an unbalanced hormonal profile is, in many ways, a side effect of living in modern life. There are a multitude of substances which we encounter every single day that have the potential to knock our hormones out of whack. Everything from certain food additives, plastics, household cleaners, certain commercial dyes, and many prescription medications can be the culprit.
Many of our hormones are sensitive to environmental stressors, including the thyroid hormones, growth hormone, and the adrenal hormone system. The most commonly talked about of these in medicine today are the sex hormones – the estrogens and testosterone. When these hormones are out of sync, both males and females experience substantial negative side effects.
To treat these conditions, physicians will prescribe a combination of lifestyle modification and medication therapy. The medications that are prescribed usually consist of hormone replacement medications, such as an estrogen product and a testosterone product. However, these products are NOT all created equally.
The majority of hormone replacement products on the market today are synthetic medications that mimic human hormones. Unfortunately, because these chemicals are not exactly the same as those found in the human body, unwanted and intolerable side effects can occur.
For instance, look at the structural difference between the synthetic hormone medroxyprogesterone and your body’s natural hormone, progesterone:
These side chains are added, not to increase the efficacy of the drug, but to enable the drug company to PATENT the drug. Natural progesterone (and the other natural hormones) cannot be patented and have no monetary value to drug companies. But for you, they are the safest, most effective hormone therapy available. Luckily, we have an option to use the natural hormones in your therapy. This type of therapy is called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
BHRT is an option designed to individually dose hormones made to be the same in structure and function as the body’s own hormones — following the exact same metabolic pathways as the body’s own hormones, restoring balance in the most effective and least intrusive way possible.
Derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces, bioidentical hormones are manmade hormones. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the most commonly replicated hormones and typically used in treatment. Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:
Many physicians throughout your area prescribe bio-identical hormones for myriad health conditions. If you have been diagnosed with a condition such as low T (hypogonadism), hypothyroidism, or insulin resistance, BHRT may be right for you. Talk to your prescribing physician about the risks and benefits of BHRT for your medical condition. If you need a recommendation for a provider in your area who uses BHRT, contact us and we can supply you with one.
Your health is the most precious possession you have. Why not live each day to its optimal potential — mentally, spiritually, and physically?
At Compounding Pharmacy of America, we offer BHRT for both men and women. Our solutions can help enhance sexual satisfaction, control the symptoms of menopause, treat hypogonadism, and more.