Why Use Hormones?
You can’t pick up the paper or watch the news without hearing something about hormones and the relative danger of these medications.
Making the right decision is an important decision to ponder.
No medication comes without some possibility of unwanted results. However, after careful review of all the information, you must decide if using hormones is best for you. Most women who begin using hormones do so for relief of symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, irritability low libido et al.
Although these are certainly nagging symptoms that require attention now, the best reason to consider using hormones is for the long term benefits. The average 50 year old woman will live into her 90’s. The number one cause of death in women is heart disease. Most 90 year olds will have osteoporosis and dementia or Alzheimer’s.
One of the best ways to prevent all three of these diseases is to use hormone replacement. Of course, diet and exercise also play a very important role in slowing these diseases. Unfortunately, you can’t begin to take hormones in your later years and expect to prevent any of these conditions. However, after careful consideration of all the benefits and potential harm, you can make an informed decision about what is best for you.
Bio-Identical hormones reduce your risk of breast cancer for many reasons. I encourage you to call our pharmacy to discuss these reasons. Probably the most important factor to consider is whether using the commercial products is the safest option. Bio-Identical hormones, as discussed below, mimic what your body would make if you could. The trick is finding the safest, most efficient dose to match your body. We work with your doctor to find this formula. We have over 25 years experience working with patients and doctor to achieve this goal.
Because we are PCAB Accredited, our attention to detail is validated and proven. We stand behind our product and work hard to refine it to best match your needs. Call for a free 5 minute consultation.
What are “Bioidentical” Hormones?
Bio-Identical hormones are derived from the wild yam or soybeans, however this is not the reason they are called “natural”. Bio-Identical hormones are hormones that are chemically altered in order to achieve the exact chemical structure as those hormones normally produced in a woman’s body. Bio-identical hormones are the identical duplication of the native hormones (Estriol, Estradiol, Estrone, Progesterone, Testosterone, and DHEA) found in the female body. Since the natural hormones are bio-identical, they are not herbs as some people believe, but rather are naturally occurring steroid hormones that have the same physiological effect on the female body. Bio-identical hormones cannot be patented because they are found in nature.
Hormone replacement therapy benefits to women
There are many reasons for choosing products “natural” to the body:
Bio-Identical hormones can only be obtained from a compounding pharmacy with a prescription from your doctor. Our pharmacists at Carrollwood Compounding Center can help you by speaking with your doctor and providing him with any information needed to provide you with your prescription for natural hormones. You can reach us by calling us or e-mailing us.
To learn more about hormone replacement therapy, visit www.hormonebalancers.com.
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