In searching for hormone replacement therapy, many women seek the help of compounding pharmacists who create bio-identical hormone combinations, which are considered much safer than several commercially available drugs.
What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a prescription alternative to conventional hormone replacement therapy. Bio-identical medications are plant-derived, and chemically changed in a laboratory until they are identical to what your body would naturally produce. These compounded blends of hormones estrogen and progesterone are customized for each individual and intended to provide relief from menopausal symptoms which include, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, depression, insomnia, and urinary frequency.
HRT traditionally has been a “one-size-fits-all” type of therapy in which synthetic hormones have been a woman’s only option for this treatment. Now however, the use of bio-identical hormones may help meet a woman’s individual needs.
Based on your prescriber’s recommendation, our compounding pharmacy can customize plant-derived bio-identical hormones to address your unique needs.