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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Unbalanced hormones can make you feel like a stranger in your own skin. Compounded hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a way to restore balance and help you feel like yourself again.

Millions of women face hormonal imbalances every day. Your mood, metabolism, sexual drive and reproductive functions are all dependent on an accurate hormonal balance.

Since the number of women seeking hormone-related treatment has exploded, the drug industry has mass produced pills, patches and creams to address the needs. However, the commercially manufactured products tend to be “one-size-fits-all” approach and does not account for individual differences. Therefore, compounded HRT has a distinct advantage over commercial products since it can be customized specifically to fit each individual’s body and hormone levels.

Even though HRT is usually prescribed to address the symptoms of menopause, it can also be used to treat many other conditions that women of all ages experience, including:

  • Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Moodiness
  • Infertility
  • Post-partum depression
  • Weight gain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Decreased libido
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness

Tipton Compounding Pharmacy uses the highest quality of bio-identical hormones when compounding any hormone replacement therapy. Bio-identical hormones are hormones that are derived from natural plant sources that are structurally identical to those produced in our bodies. The alternative to bio-identical is synthetic which may not be the same as what your body naturally produces. These chemical differences mean that a synthetic hormone may act totally different in your body and produce undesired effects.

By working closely with your healthcare provider, a compounding pharmacist can help a woman bring her hormones back in balance by providing a hormone replacement regimen that mimics what her body has been doing naturally for years. Hormones can be prepared in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including:

  • Capsules
  • Creams
  • Suppositories
  • Sublingual drops or troches

As the therapy begins, the pharmacist will work closely with the woman and her physician to ensure the HRT regimen is working correctly, adjusting the dosage and medication if necessary.

It’s YOUR body and you deserve customized hormone therapy that meets your unique needs!

Commonly prescribed hormones include:
  • Progesterone
  • Estrogens
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Thyroid Hormones