How hormone affect us?
As part of the aging process, women’s hormone levels gradually drop. Until menopause. When there is a dramatic decrease in many hormones especially estrogen. The hormone level drop leads to
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Loss of skin elasticity and skin tone
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Post-partum depression
- Weight gain
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Vaginal dryness
- Sleep disturbance
- Hot flashes
- Hair loss
- Panic attacks
- Night sweats
- Decreased libido
Women can start to experience those symptoms as early as 10 years before menopause. This is when hormone level start to go down.
Synthetic hormones like Premarin is derived from pregnant horse urine, Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study shows that synthetic hormone posses side effects such as increased chance of breast cancer, stoke and heart attack.
Bioidentical hormone, on the other hand, have the same molecular as the natural hormone inside human body they are compounded from yam and soy, therefore, body dose not reject them as they did for the synthetic hormones.
There are some FDA approved bioidentical hormones, but they can not be customized. Each woman is different, your set of hormone balance is unique, while commercial manufactured products tend to be one size fits all, compounded BHRT formulas are a more reliable source for women needing hormone replacement.
Vitamins and Minerals
Hormones need to pair up with quality vitamins and minerals in the right chemical form to work effectively. Vitamin deficiencies can occur for different reasons such as poor diet, early pickup for long time storage, food grown in depleted soil, stress, medication and genetics, often it is not possible to consume all the proper vitamin and mineral at the right portion.
Vitamins and their function in BHRT:
B-Vitamins & Cobalt: Regulates estrogen level
Iodine: Increase thyroid estrogen function
Chromium: Facilitate utilize insulin
Vitamin-K: Assist blood calcium solidify into the bone
Vitamin-D: facilitate thyroid function and strengthen bone
Coenzyme Q10: Increase mitochondria function
Essential Fatty Acids: Help cell use hormones
Trace minerals: Facilitate hormonal action
Loving Care Pharmacy can customize your essential vitamins into one jar of convenient & tasty vitamin mix so your can easily take your daily vitamin supplement in one drink.
Starting Hormone Therapy
The first step in starting hormone therapy is correctly diagnosing that the patient, has low hormone levels. This is done by saliva test and gene test, following by a complete physical exam with a specialist. The saliva test will determine your hormone level, the gene test will give a complete idea about your overall health and tendency of nutrition depletion that affected by your gene. In some cases a patient is just not getting the correct and optimal amount of vitamins and minerals for the body to produce the desired hormone levels. If, it is found that hormone therapy is needed to restore hormone levels to the desired levels, patient will be put under a customized Bioidentical hormone treatment plan. Most times, more than one hormone may needs to be to prescribed to get a synergistic affect in the body. Adjust each hormone that is unbalanced will give quicker, healthy and effective results. At Loving Care Pharmacy, our treatment regiments are designed to be easy, affordable and understandable. We will help you feel good again!
Loving Care Pharmacy: Personal Attention to Your Customized Medication
The compounding pharmacist, working closely with the patient and her healthcare provider, can start and maintain bio-identical hormone replacement. Hormones can be placed in a variety of dosage forms including: capsules; topical creams, suppositories and sublingual troches or lozenges.
As the patient works with her physician and compounding pharmacist, she can choose the dosage route and strength that is most beneficial and pleasing to her.
Best of all, to make your therapeutic plan complete in high quality . Loving Care Pharmacy can customize your essential vitamins with the right portion and in the right chemical form so you can take your daily vitamin supplement safely, effectively and conveniently.
How to get Started!
Call 732-832-2862 to schedule an appointment to consult a pharmacist!