Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Men and Women
As we age, our bodies start producing hormones at much lower rates. Hormones play an incredibly important role in our everyday lives, from mood and metabolism to libido and overall sexual health. For millions of men and women, a hormonal imbalance throws life out of balance. Hormone replacement therapy can help turn back the clock and allow people to feel like themselves again.
The problem? The one-size-fits-all approach afforded by conventional hormone therapies doesn’t work for everyone, because your body is anything but conventional. Through compounding, pharmacists can create bioidentical hormones — ones that closely match the hormones your body produces naturally.
It’s hormone therapy designed specifically for your body.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Traditional hormone therapies can sometimes trigger a negative immune response if the body views the molecules as a foreign body. With a simple blood or saliva test, compounding pharmacists can engineer hormones perfectly matched to an individual’s body. Many patients respond more favorably to bioidentical hormones because the body views these as identical to those it produces on its own.
Benefits of Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Individualized compounded doses
- Wide range of dosage forms
- Personal consultation with a pharmacist
Who Needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
In Louisiana and throughout the country, aging men and women suffer from reduced levels of vital hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA. Women commonly experience this decline in hormone production as menopause, but men are no strangers to hormonal imbalance, either. Often dubbed “male menopause” reduced testosterone levels can cause similar effects in men. A prescriber may suggest bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (in the form of a transdermal cream, capsule or sublingual troche/lozenge) to alleviate a variety of symptoms caused by aging:
- Sleep disturbances
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Decreased libido
Coordinate Your Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Louisiana
Once your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has begun, we will closely monitor your progress. Hormone replacement is often part of a doctor-prescribed regimen that can include dietary and lifestyle changes. Gem Drugs compounding pharmacists will continue to work with you and your physician, adjusting the dose if necessary, to make sure the therapy is right for your body.
Ask your doctor if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you, or contact us today to learn more.