What are bio-identical hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are hormones that are so identical to the hormones already produced by your body that it cannot tell the difference and therefore uses them as if they were made by your body itself.
Why should I consider bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
To potentially improve the quality of your life! As we mature in age our hormones tend to decrease and fluctuate. When this occurs our bodies tend to get confused. You may experience hot flashes, night sweats, foggy thinking, decreased sexual drive and many other symptoms. Why not investigate the various options available to you to reverse these symptoms and get your life balanced again.
Do they require a prescription?
Yes, it is very important that your life gets back to normal as quickly as possible. Your doctor’s assessment of your needs is vital and required in order to assure that you are receiving the proper treatment.
What about all the products that I hear about through advertisements?
When you are talking about BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy), you are actually considering taking action that is specific to your needs. After a consultation with a doctor and your symptoms are specified a compounding pharmacy like Aborn Compound Pharmacy can combine the appropriate formulation to attack your specific symptoms. The advertisements you see don’t take into account your specific symptoms and therefore may be supplying your body with too much of one hormone and not enough of another.
Are BHRTs completely safe and are there any side effects?
After a consultation with your doctor, and the appropriate method of treatment is assessed, then a compounding pharmacy such as Aborn Compound Pharmacy can customize a program designed for you. This is to help assure that you receive the maximum benefit without any unsafe side effects. When BHRT’s are used in the correct amounts and as prescribed by your physician, no side effects of any kind are expected.
How long will I need to take BHRTs to feel the benefits?
You will need to take bio-identical hormones as long as it takes to reduce the symptoms you are feeling. As with taking a vitamin regime, if you do not take them long enough for the benefits to take affect then you will gain no ground on correcting the problem. As a standard it is recommended that you stay on BHRTs at least for six months with regular checkups with your doctor and pharmacist to let them know of any changes.
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