Hormones for Women
As a woman ages, her body produces lower amounts of hormones such as estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone. Hot flashes, sleeplessness, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, loss of libido, fatigue, foggy brain, depression, anxiety, and weight gain are all symptoms caused by declining hormone levels and resulting hormone imbalance. Experts believe hormones can offer protection from diseases such as osteoporosis, colorectal cancer and heart disease, so as hormone levels decline, there is a greater risk of developing these diseases.
With customized hormone therapies, hormones that a woman’s body is no longer producing can be replaced. At Better Living Medical Pharmacy, we can compound customized hormone therapy using hormones that are chemically identical to those naturally found in the body. This is important because natural hormones work in receptor sites like keys in a lock, opening the door to optimal health. Synthetic hormones such those derived from pregnant mares’ urine are not chemically identical to our natural hormones, are NOT the proper “keys to the lock” and have been shown to increase the incidence of health risks and undesirable side effects.
With the help of a doctor and a compounding pharmacist, a woman can start and maintain a bio-identical hormone replacement regimen that closely mimics what her body has been doing naturally for years.