Hormone Replacement Therapy – HRT
Hormones are a powerful presence in a woman’s life from the time she enters puberty until menopause. The natural diminishment of our body’s hormone production comes with aging and after menopause. The lack of certain hormones impact women greatly, causing symptoms such as anxiety, forgetfulness, sleep disruption, and an increased risk for heart disease and osteoporosis. Because of this, millions of women decide with their physicians to replace hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Compounded hormones have the same chemical structure as hormones that are made by the human body. Compounded hormone replacement therapy is individualized to meet each woman’s specific needs. Examples of compounding for a specific need could be adjusting the dosage for the patient’s needs or goals, or combining two or more hormones into a single dosage. Compounding hormone replacement is also available in different types of dosage forms, such as topical formulations, capsules, and troches.
Compounding hormone replacement therapy can be used to help with the following:
• Mood Swings
• Premenstrual Syndrome
• Dysmenorrhea (Cramps)
• Fibrocystic Breasts
• Reduced Libido
• Vaginal Thinning/Dryness
• Painful Intercourse
• Hot Flashes
• Night Sweats
• Poor Concentration/Memory Lapses
• Insomnia/Disturbed Sleep
The goal of Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy is to re-establish a natural hormonal balance within the female body. At Economy Pharmacy in Tulsa and Muskogee, our compounding pharmacists work very closely with physicians so that a woman can start and maintain a hormone regimen that closely mimics what her body has been doing naturally for years. Because every woman is different, compounded hormones are made in a variety of strengths and combinations that are tailored specifically to each individual female’s needs. Ask your physician if compounded hormones are right for you!