“I’m too young for hormone replacement, right?”
I hear that question all the time.
Hormone replacement therapy has evolved from what was once considered something older women take to alleviate symptoms of menopause, to a therapy that can benefit women and men of all ages.
Who Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help?
Individuals struggling with hormone shifts often experience unpleasant symptoms such as irritability, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, migraines, hot flashes, hair loss, low sex drive, fatigue, decreased lean muscle mass, and weight gain.
In addition to being frustrating, these symptoms often interfere with everyday life and relationships.
Hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate these symptoms and improve an individual’s quality of life.
How Can Physician Family Pharmacy Compound & Mini Clinic Compounding Pharmacy Help?
At Physician Family Pharmacy Compound & Mini Clinic Compounding, our pharmacists will work with your prescriber to formulate and compound Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
The bioidentical hormone therapies we create for you are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces naturally.
Women often require a combination of estrogens, progesterone, and androgens (i.e. testosterone).
Our most common BHRT compounds for women include topical creams, topical gels, under the tongue (sublingual) options, and oral capsules.
For men, we most commonly create a topical application of concentrated testosterone in a base called “Atrevis Hydrogel®”.
Atrevis Hydrogel® is alcohol-free and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue on the skin.
We specifically tailor your concentration, dose, and delivery method to create a compounded product that treats your needs.
What Can I Pair with BHRT?
To obtain the greatest benefit from BHRT therapy, certain nutritional supplements have been found to make these therapies more effective.
Supplements such as omega-3 essential fatty acids, a quality multi-vitamin or B-complex vitamin, vitamin D, adrenal support, and a good probiotic provide a solid nutrient foundation.
Physician Family Pharmacy Compound & Mini Clinic Compounding also carries nutritional supplements to aid in the proper metabolism of BHRT including diindolylmethane (DIM), calcium D-glucarate, and folic acid.
What Should I Do Next?
If you are interested in discussing more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, please call us at 828-782-5571, or visit us at 530 Hendersonville Rd, Suite B Asheville, NC 28803 for a consultation.
Our pharmacists offer one-on-one hormone consultation services and hormone test kits with or without a referral from a provider.
We work with all of the restorative medicine and hormone replacement experts in Western North Carolina and are committed to developing a comprehensive personalized plan to meet your goals.
Lauren Minar, PharmD
Director of Physician Family Pharmacy Compound & Mini Clinic Compounding Pharmacy