Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Millions of men and women experience some form of health condition related to hormones during their lifetime. Over time, the levels of these key chemicals in the body change. For women, this threshold is typical as you approach menopause; for men, it is about the age of 40. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) supplements these key chemicals made by your body with replacements created in our compounding pharmacy lab.
Hormones Are Chemical Messengers
There are over 50 different types of hormones that travel through your bloodstream to several parts of your body to impact functions such as metabolism, reproduction, and mood. Different chemicals are created in key areas of your body. BHRT treatments may benefit both men and women as they age.
Hormones in the:
- Thyroid gland impact how your body uses energy.
- Adrenal gland manages heart rate and blood pressure.
- Ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone in women.
- Testes produce testosterone in men.
Human hormones play an essential role in the regulation of bodily functions. BHRT treatments may benefit both men and women as they age.
BHRT and The Impact on Menopause
Chemically, these hormones have the same structure as those created naturally by your endocrine glands. BHRT mimics the natural function of the body and may help relieve symptoms caused by low levels of estrogen, among other conditions.
Common Symptoms of Imbalance
- Irregular Menstrual Cycle
- Hot Flashes
- Loss of Energy
- Mood Swings
- Weight Gain
- Post-partum Depression
- Decreased Libido
Is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) Therapy Right for You?
Not everyone will benefit from this treatment. It is a decision that should be made under the guidance of your physician and your pharmacist at Guy's Pharmacy.
- As a start, we will test your hormone levels with a quick saliva test.
- Your pharmacist will reach out to schedule a consultation once we have the lab results.
- We will work with your physician or a participating doctor for a prescription regimen.
The therapy isn't one that you'll have to stay on forever, and as symptoms subside, there may be changes to your prescription. We need to stay consistent with follow-ups so your pharmacist can help to address concerns and answer questions.
What's the Best Way to Take Bio-Identical Hormones?
There are many mass-produced hormone treatments on the market today. However, every woman's body - and her individual hormonal makeup - is different. More women are looking for custom, personalized treatment plans for their hormone replacement needs.
Guy's Pharmacy compounding pharmacists specialize in custom supplements and the highest quality standards. No matter what your health and wellness needs are, we can compound a customized BHRT solution. With your healthcare provider's prescription, our team can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including:
- Sublingual drops or troches
- Capsules and pills
- Gels and foams
- Topical or vaginal creams
Interested in Learning More About BHRT?
Guy's Pharmacy in Brookhaven and McComb, Mississippi, both offer BHRT and hormone-compounding solutions for men and women. Your Guy's Pharmacy compounding pharmacist is a valuable member of your care team, working by your side to formulate the best treatment for your individual needs. And you can count on your pharmacist to stay with you, monitoring your treatment and helping you make any necessary adjustments.