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Hormone Therapy

Why replace hormones? Did you know that, after age 25, both men and women lose approximately 2 – 3% of many hormones each year? By age 50, we have only half the hormone production we enjoyed when we were younger, stronger and more energetic!

These are hormones that are critical for maintaining vitality, health, and mental sharpness! In fact, it’s estimated that, by menopause, many women have lost up to 90% of some hormones! Men, too, experience dramatic losses.

Hormones play a role in countless functions in the human body. When most people think of hormone replacement therapy, they think it is reserved solely for menopausal women suffering from hot flashes. Now, the practice of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has expanded to include men and women and the use of testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, melatonin, and cortisol in addition to Estrone, Estradiol, Estriol, and progesterone.

Anti-Aging Lifetime Benefits

The anti-aging benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy make it a treatment you’ll want to follow for the rest of your life. A recent article in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences asks the question: “Is human aging caused mainly by multiple hormone deficiencies?”

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has been shown to be beneficial in the prevention of:

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease
  2. Cardiovascular Disease
  3. Osteoporosis

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy:

  • Slows aging
  • Uplifts mood
  • Slows bone loss
  • Protects the heart
  • Increases metabolism
  • Lowers LDL/raises HDL
  • Enables brain function
  • Reduces vaginal dryness
  • Improves brain function
  • Reduces water retention
  • Adds moisture to the skin
  • Regulates the menstrual cycle
  • Reduces carbohydrate cravings
  • Reduces irritability and anxiety
  • Helps restore normal sleep patterns
  • Decreases menstrual bleeding and spotting
  • Helps reduce hormonal headaches/migraines
  • Protects against cancer, especially breast cancer

Symptoms of Hormone Loss or Imbalance

Many experts agree that hormone loss/imbalance may contribute to these and other symptoms:

  • PMS
  • Acne
  • Apathy
  • Edema
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Dry Skin
  • Irritability
  • Hair Loss
  • Brain Fog
  • Bone Loss
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Hot Flashes
  • Weight Gain
  • Night Sweats
  • Memory Loss
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Heavy Menses
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Burned Out Feeling
  • Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Decreased Stamina
  • Decreased Flexibility
  • Decreased Urine Flow

Why “Bioidentical” Hormone Replacement?

“Bioidentical” Hormone Replacement Therapy replaces the hormones you’ve lost with hormones that are molecularly identical – having the exact same chemical structure – as the hormones made in the human body. Synthetic hormones are not natural to the human body. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an all-natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement. Synthetic hormones are patented, animal-derived (from substances such as horse urine) or artificial hormones. Most of the side effects associated with hormone replacement therapy seem to result from the fact that these synthetic hormones are not chemically identical to a woman’s natural-produced hormones. Your body can tell the difference.

“Hormone MakeOver”

Replenishing and balancing hormones reinfuses health and youthfulness into the aging process and is even sometimes referred to as a “Hormone MakeOver.” Your “Hormone MakeOver” is a process involving you, your physician, and the Compounding Pharmacist at Custom Dosing Pharmacy. You will begin with a personal one-on-one consultation with one of our trained pharmacists, who specialize in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. We’ll work closely with your physician to start your treatment immediately. Your custom-made prescription of BioIdentical hormone is prepared and dispensed by your physician’s order.

Comparison of Natural Progesterone and Synthetic Progestins


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