Hormone Replacement

Millions of women from every background experience some form of hormone-related health condition during their lifetimes. The natural process of aging makes visible a myriad of symptoms, especially during the menopausal transition years. However, fluctuating and dropping hormone levels can also occur at any age as a result of pregnancy, stress, use of birth control, genetics, or lifestyle. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) offers a patient-specific approach to providing both short-term and long-term relief. Treatable symptoms include:

  • Decreased libido, vaginal dryness, painful sexual intercourse
  • Endometriosis, fibrocystic breasts
  • Migraines, hot flashes, night sweats, rapid heartbeat, cardiovascular complications
  • Depression, fatigue, tiredness, moodiness, irritability, sleeping disturbances, weight gain
  • Muscle pain, joint pain, back pain, thinning of bone structure

Mass-Produced HRT Formulations: Useful, but Limited

Many hormones produced by our pharmacy have the exact same chemical structure as human hormones. The body recognizes them and allows them to mimic the function of the hormones the body produces on its own. There are many mass-produced hormone treatments on the market today. However, every woman's body - and her individual hormonal makeup - is different and each requires a unique balance of hormones. That's why more women are turning to custom compounded HRT’s for their hormone replacement needs.4 Among the common ingredients used in formulations for women are estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

 Working with you and your physician, our compounding pharmacists will assist in evaluating your serum or saliva tests and hormone evaluation worksheet. By studying and interpreting the results, your care team will determine an individualized course of treatment for you. Then, with your healthcare provider's prescription, we can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including:

  • Injectables
  • Sublingual tablets or troches
  • Capsules
  • Gels
  • Suppositories
  • Topical or vaginal creams