Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
As people age, the production of hormones in their bodies can change. For many, these hormonal changes can be gradual and not cause any discomfort. However, some people may experience more noticeable side effects, such as moodiness, irritability, less sexual desire, dry skin, forgetfulness, weight gain or hot flashes, just to name a few. Hormone replacement therapy may help in keeping your hormones balanced.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is the process of restoring and maintaining hormone balance by using hormones that are biologically identical to those produced by the human body. These hormones may include estradiol, estriol, progesterone, pregnenolone, testosterone, DHEA, hydrocortisone and possibly the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Synthetic hormones are the most common form of commercially available hormone replacement that you can find at traditional retail pharmacies. They are often referred to as synthetic because the structure of the hormone is not identical to what is naturally produced by the human body. Pharmaceutical manufacturers add “side chains,” which are basically artificial chemical structures, onto the naturally-occurring hormone structure in order to ensure they can patent and mass produce a drug for profit. Without a side chain, it is more difficult to patent a drug since it is significantly more challenging to patent things that are naturally occurring. Synthetic hormones are available by prescription and in standardized dosages.
Ask your doctor about the importance of hormone balancing for optimal health if you suffer from:
● Weight gain
● Difficulty Concentrating
● Decreased Sex Drive
● Sleep Disturbances
● Fatigue or Headaches
● Foggy Thinking or Memory Problems
● Panic Attacks or Anxiety
● Hot Flashes or Night Sweats
● Changes in Menstrual Frequency
● Urinary Incontinence
PeopleFirst Pharmacy's Customized Hormone Therapy Compounds include:
● 7 Keto DHEA
● Dessicated Thyroid
● Liothyronine (T3)
● Levothyroxine (T4)
Our goal is to make sure that you receive high-quality compounded medications at the most competitive prices. Our Pharmacy accepts prescriptions from licensed prescribers via the phone, escripts, fax, or hard copy. We would be happy to speak with you regarding questions you may have about compounding or the prescribing process. Call us today at 1-833-MEDS-NOW today!