Hormone Replacement Therapy is most often used for menopause. Typical sysmptoms of menopause may include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, low libdo, weight gain, irritability, moodiness, and sleep disturbances. Yet many women who has experienced endometriosis, PMS, weight gain, low libido or fibrocystic breasts may also need to contact their pharmicist of physician.
Women have tradiionally used synthetic estrogen therapy to treat menopausal symptoms and to help protect against osteoporosis.
Another option for women needing hormone therapy may be the used of bi-identical hormones rather than synthetic ones. Compounding pharmacists are meeting the needs of peri-menopausal and menopausal women thorugh the use of plant-derived hormones that are biologically identical to those naturally occuring in women.
No two women are alike, of course, and the value of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is that it can be adapted to fit your individual body and hormone levels. In fact, hormonescan be made in a variety of strenths and dosage forms including capsules, topical creams and gels. suppositories and sublingual troches or lozenges.
With the help of a doctor and a compounding pharmacist, a woman can start and maintain a bio-identical hormone replacement regimin that closely mimics what her body has been doing naturally for years.