Bio-Identity Hormonal Replacement Therapy - BHRT
Hormonal changes are a part of life from birth to old age and at all segments in between. As hormones ebb and flow, the body responds to the changes with various symptoms – some of which may be uncomfortable or bothersome. Over time, both men and women may begin to feel like they are losing their ‘edge’ or ‘spark’ for life. But even though hormonal fluctuations are natural, it doesn’t mean quality of life has to be conditional upon these chemical changes. Bio-identical hormones can help steady imbalanced hormones to restore energy, reduce symptoms and help patients feel their best. In fact, many patients who undergo bio-identical hormone replacement therapy claim to have stumbled upon a ‘fountain of youth.’
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are not synthetically produced, but rather derived from sources found in nature. The hormones, which include estrogens, progesterone, and androgens, are biologically identical to the hormones naturally produced by the human body. When recommended or prescribed for use to offset a patient’s hormonal imbalance, the treatment is known as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT.
Hormone replacement therapy is a unique way of treating both men and women, as treatments are personalized to each patient’s needs. When it comes to hormone replacement, ‘one size’ does not fit all. Instead of opting for synthetic hormones given in pre-measured and mass-produced dosages, bio-identical hormones can be customized to the specific needs of each patient. Our pharmaceutical team works with physicians to provide patients with a carefully compiled formulation of hormones available in an assortment of strengths, combinations and dosages.
Bio-Identical Hormones for Women
Women are especially subject to hormonal changes and symptoms – regardless of age or ethnicity. In fact, millions of women look to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for a natural and effective way of alleviating symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome, perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. These are all stages of life that, although normal, are responsible for major hormonal changes in a woman’s body. By using BHRT to balance the body’s hormones, women may be able to achieve relief for symptoms like:
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Night sweats
- Fibrocystic breasts
- And much more!
- Low energy
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Bone loss (osteoporosis)
- Progesterone 10mg/Gm to 100mg/Gm Topical cream in VersaBase
- Progestrone Rapid Dissolve tablet available in several strengths
- Estriol/Estradiol [50%/50%] 0.5 mg/0.5 Gm Topical Cream (VersaBase®)
- Estriol/Estradiol [80%/20%] 5 mg/mL Topical Gel (VersaBase®)
- Testosterone 1% Topical Cream (VersaBase®)
- Estriol 0.05% Vaginal Gel (MucoLox™/VersaBase®)
- Hyaluronic Acid 5 mg/Gm Compound Vaginal Gel (MucoLox™/VersaBase®)
*Non-hormonal option for patients with vaginal dryness
Bio-Identical Hormones for Men
Like women, men experience hormonal changes, including andropause – a time when many middle-aged men begin experiencing lower testosterone. Conventional medicine has long offered synthetic testosterone available via injection at a doctor’s office. However, bio-identical testosterone changes the way men balance their hormones. Now, men can visit our compounding pharmacy for naturally-derived testosterone or other hormone replacements available in various forms, such as capsules, topical creams and gels, lozenges, sublingual drops or even suppositories. Men who undergo bio-identical hormone replacement therapy may achieve relief for the symptoms of andropause, such as:
Is BHRT the Right Solution for You?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy could help you regain the life you once knew. To find out if BHRT is right for you, you’ll need to first undergo saliva or blood testing to measure your hormone levels. Together with your doctor and our pharmaceutical team, you’ll develop a BHRT plan to counteract any testosterone, estrogen, progesterone or other hormonal surplus or deficiencies you may have. We promise to work closely with you every step of the way to ensure that your therapy is best formulated to meet your needs.
Common Compounds for Hormone Replacement Therapy:
We use formulas tested by Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). We can also customize preparations specific to your patients. Listed below are some example formulations that may be subject to change.
For patients with vaginal dryness or atrophy:
How to place an order?
CompreCare can accept electronic prescriptions as well as original prescriptions through the mail. Faxed prescriptions must come from your physician’s office only. CompreCare will verify all new controlled substance prescriptions with your physician’s office for validity.
We look forward to servicing all of your prescription medication needs in a fast and friendly way! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-888-644-8326.
For more information about bio-identical hormones or how a compounding pharmacist can become an integral part of your wellness plan, contact us today.