Hormone Therapy for Women
Replacing natural female hormones with medications that contain female hormones may be recommended for women with inadequate hormone levels. Your hormones are designed to work together in your body to maintain balance and health. When even one type of hormone becomes imbalanced, whether naturally or through disease or disorder, you may develop numerous symptoms, including:
- Breast tenderness
- Decreased fertility
- Hot flashes
- Irregular periods
- Loss of muscle mass
- Low libido
- Memory lapses
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Poor concentration or brain fog
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
Hormone imbalances can occur due to a variety of factors. Menopause is one of the most common causes of hormonal imbalances, but certain health problems can contribute to imbalanced female hormones. Lifestyle changes can help manage symptoms, but hormone replacement may be necessary for some women. Hormone replacement may be recommended to manage symptoms and restore natural function.
Replacing lost hormones through carefully compounded medications can help you function and feel better. Our pharmacists will work closely with you and your health care provider to ensure that your needs are properly managed. We may recommend testing your hormone levels to have an accurate picture of how your body is currently functioning. Each patient will be provided with a hormone evaluation worksheet that identifies the various hormones, their levels and their bioavailability.
Once a treatment strategy has been identified, we will compound your hormone replacement medications in the specific doses and proportions you need. We can even compound multiple compatible medications into a single dose to simplify your regimen, including:
Because we compound medication according to your needs and your health care provider’s recommendations, we can make necessary adjustments, including changes to dosage over time to provide you with the most natural experience possible. Dosage forms are designed in easy-to-use forms, including capsules, injections, sublingual drops, transdermal gels and creams, troches and vaginal suppositories. Other forms are also available. We will discuss your options with you so that you can choose the most palatable dosage form, which can improve compliance.
Compounding may be right for you if you are interested in a completely personalized treatment experience. We can make adjustments based on your specific needs and preferences so that your treatment strategy helps you meet your goals. We can also work closely with your health care provider to ensure that your hormone levels are at the most beneficial level for your needs. Safety, effectiveness and symptom control are our goals, and we will work with you to ensure that we are providing the best strategy for your needs. Contact us today to learn more about your hormone replacement options.