women’s Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical HRT for Women
As we age, our body produces less of the critical hormones our bodies need, and that can lead to significant health issues. Here at Towne Lake Family Pharmacy, we help women who suffer from hormones related health problems by offering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in various dosage forms like sublingual lozenges/troches/drops, vaginal or topical creams, gels capsules, and suppositories. We tailor these to best fit the needs of our patients.
Benefits of Balancing Hormones in Women
The hormones in our bodies are essential for several body functions like sexual health, regulation of metabolism, reproduction, mood, growth and repair, and many more.
In women, the symptoms that show you may need hormone replacement therapy (HRT), include:
- Hot flashes and Night Sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Decreased libido
- Unexplained weight gain
- Mood changes
- Trouble sleeping
- Postpartum depression
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- And more
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) gives a lot of women relief, but all HRT is not the same. Some may actually be ineffective or even harmful.
Traditional vs. Bioidentical HRT
Unlike traditional hormones (biosimilar) that are made from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic hormones, bioidentical HRT is created from plant sources such as soy and yam. They match to your body’s own hormones. The body recognizes these bioidentical hormones more readily, and they can easily use them for various body functions. You are also less likely to have side effects and can take them safely over the long term.
Some detractors of natural hormones replacement therapy question the safety of bioidentical HRT compared to traditional HRT. However, a recent study that compared the effects of synthetic HRT and bioidentical HRT revealed that patients reported a higher degree of satisfaction with bioidentical HRT compared to their synthetic counterparts.
Here at Towne Lake Family Pharmacy, we work closely with you and your doctor to provide personalized natural hormone compounds by studying your exact hormone levels in order to determine what your specific hormone needs are.
References: BIOIDENTICAL HRT WOMEN
Ruiz, A.D., Daniels, K.R., Barner, J.C. et al. Effectiveness of Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: An Observational Cohort Study. BMC Women’s Health 11, 27 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6874-11-27
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