In recent years, the use of hormone replacement therapy has grown tremendously, and with good reason. There are difficult issues for many women and men as their bodies change during aging. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been very successful in easing these problems.
Because hormone therapy is so popular, companies mass-produce their product. The problem is, you’re NOT the same as every other person, which means that a commercially-prepared product may not work just right for you. The medication may be ineffective or cause unwanted side effects.
The good news is that, with small variations in preparation, bioidentical hormone therapy can affect very different symptoms from one person to the next. Mt. Vernon Health provides compounded natural hormone replacement therapy, designed just for your needs. These are gradually adjusted until your symptoms are well controlled. We care about your specific needs and tailor our approach to you, working in collaboration with your physician to assess the risks and benefits of hormone therapy.
We know that each patient should be on the lowest appropriate dose of compounded HRT, and each patient should use their therapy in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regimen for the best results. Our patients must participate in regular evaluations of symptoms and hormone levels so that their therapy continues to be appropriate and effective.
At Mt. Vernon Health, our pharmacist uses hormones that are identical both chemically and biologically to the naturally occurring hormones in a person’s body. In the end, our patients will obtain a balanced, patient-specific preparation.
The great thing about using a compounding pharmacy for your HRT needs is that we can create a dose specifically for you, in an application that works best for your needs. Here are just a few of the forms available:
For questions about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, feel free to give us a call or email us. We’re happy to address your concerns and help you decide if compounding this type of therapy would work for your needs.