As a woman ages, her body produces decreasing amounts of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Hot flashes, sleeplessness, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, loss of libido, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and weight gain are all symptoms caused by these declining levels and resulting hormone imbalance. Hormones also help to protect women from diseases such as osteoporosis, colorectal cancer and heart disease, so as hormone levels decrease there is a greater risk of developing these diseases as well.
The good news is that with Hormone Therapy we can replace the hormones your body is no longer naturally producing due to aging or illness. There is a lot of information available about hormone replacement therapy, and navigating through the sea of data can be extremely confusing, but we are here to help! We compound customized hormone therapy using hormones that are chemically identical to those your body naturally produces. This is important because hormones fit in receptor sites like a key in a lock. Synthetic hormones (like medroxyprogesterone acetate) and those derived from pregnant mares’ urine (like conjugated estrogens) are not chemically identical to those the body naturally produces so they do not exactly fit the receptors. As these hormones are metabolized (used by the body), the metabolites that result are not normally present in the human body, and this can lead to side effects.
After a complete evaluation of your signs and symptoms, medical history, and assessment of your current hormone levels, we will work with you and your doctor or other healthcare provider to develop a customized plan for replacement of your deficient hormones in the most appropriate strength and dosage form. Then, we will monitor and tweak your therapy until you achieve hormone balance and symptoms are relieved. Customized hormone therapy has improved the quality of life for millions of women. As us how we can help you.