From puberty to menopause, every woman experiences constant hormonal changes within her body.
Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance: Irregular menstruation, Hot flashes, Night sweats, Depression, Poor concentration/Memory lapses, Heart disease/Arteriosclerosis, Insomnia/Disturbed sleep, Osteoporosis, Vaginal thinning/Dryness, Painful Intercourse, Slow healing, and Reduced libido
What are my options?
Women today are more educated and more demanding about the quality of their health care, and physicians are becoming more receptive to alternative therapies. For this reason, many pharmacists are returning to the art of compounding: Preparing customized medications according to a physician’s specifications to meet a patient’s individualized needs. Compounding pharmacists – along with the physician – fit the medication to the patient rather than trying to fit the patient to the medication.
- Compound medications that are not commercially available such as Bioidentical Hormones.
- Customize the dose, flavor, color, and packaging or eliminate colors and flavors that may cause allergic reactions.
- Prepare specialized dosage forms and individualized routes of administration.
- Assure the standardization of natural preparations such as vitamins and other alternative therapies.
Compounding pharmacists have a very important role in the health care team as they advise the physician about chemical compounds, dosages, and compatabilities as well as generally being more available to the patient for counseling and follow up.
It is important to remember that you are the Health Care Consumer. You have the right to be part of the treatment team and request alternative therapies. If your physician is unfamiliar with Bioidentical Hormones, or how to prescribe them, your compounding pharmacist has the documentation and resources to share with your physician to make your treatment the very best for you.