Hormone Therapy for women
A woman’s hormone levels can fluctuate throughout her life. Puberty, pregnancy and menopause are all peak times for hormonal changes. While these changes are natural, hormones can still become imbalanced and trigger unwanted symptoms. Our compounding pharmacy in Thousand Oaks works with physicians about personalized hormone therapy for women to help them achieve balance and comfort.
Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance can be subtle and easy to attribute to other causes. They may range in severity and can include:
• Breast tenderness
• Changes in mood, depression and irritability
• Reduced muscle mass, weight gain and bone density problems
• Period irregularity and fertility problems
• Insomnia and fatigue
• Hot flashes, night sweats and cold flashes
• Low libido and vaginal dryness
• Urinary incontinence
Menopause is a natural cause of imbalanced hormones, but hormones can also become imbalanced as a result of surgery or certain health problems. Our Thousand Oaks pharmacist will work closely with your healthcare provider to help identify the most appropriate treatment for your needs. Our goal is to alleviate bothersome symptoms and restore your natural function through hormone therapy for women.
Hormone therapy for women often begins with hormone testing. This provides your doctor and our Thousand Oaks pharmacist with a more accurate picture of your needs by identifying the hormone levels in your body and their bioavailability. Once your doctor prescribes the appropriate treatments for your needs, we can compound the medications in the right proportions for the best results.
Our Thousand Oaks pharmacy staff can compound multiple medications, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, thyroid hormone and pregnenolone, into a single dose and the most appropriate dosage form for your needs. Pills and capsules are common dosage forms for many medications, but we also offer injectable treatments, transdermal creams and gels, sublingual drops, troches and suppositories.
If you have been prescribed hormone therapy for women, we can work with your doctor to ensure a personalized experience that is based on your hormonal needs and your own personal preferences. Our goal is to create a treatment strategy that eases symptoms, promotes health and is safe and effective. Contact our Thousand Oaks pharmacist today to learn more, or talk to your healthcare provider about your needs and options.
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