In searching for hormone replacement therapy, several women are now seeking the help of compounding pharmacists to create bio-identical hormone combinations. These 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 match what your body would naturally produce. Compounded blends of hormones like estrogen and progesterone can be customized for each individual in order to provide relief from menopausal symptoms such as 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.