Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

We can help you achieve greater mental, physical and sexual wellbeing. Naturally. With Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Arezou Petrie, RPh

Compounding Specialist

Why Use BHRT?

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the replacement of deficient hormones with plant derived hormones that are chemically identical to those that the body naturally produces, but which have declined due to aging or illness. BHRT has improved the quality of life for millions of women who suffer from hormonal imbalance and is gaining massive popularity among men due to the numerous health benefits it provides.

BHRT Medicine Compounding for Women

Estrogen is prescribed to relieve menopausal symptoms and treat postmenopausal problems such as vaginal dryness and tissue breakdown, painful intercourse, and various urinary disorders. Estrogens have been shown to decrease the risks of osteoporosis and colorectal cancer.

Progesterone is commonly prescribed for perimenopausal women to counteract “estrogen dominance”, minimizes the risk of endometrial cancer in women who are receiving estrogen, and may enhance the beneficial effect of estrogen on lipid and cholesterol profiles.

Androgens are a class of hormones that include DHEA and testosterone, which are normally produced in a young healthy woman, and are important for libido as well as integrity of skin, bone, and muscle. When women enter menopause, testosterone and DHEA levels may decline. Experts now recognize the importance of supplementing androgens for women who are deficient.

While women have benefited from therapy with bio-identical estrogen, progesterone, and androgens, researchers and health care professionals realize that this is just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to achieving hormonal balance. Thyroid and adrenal function, as well as nutritional status, should also be evaluated and treated when indicated.

Signs Of Hormonal Imbalance In Women Include:
  • Dysmenorrhea (cramps)
  • Irregular Periods
  • Osteoporosis
  • Insomnia/ Disturbed Sleep
  • Depression
  • Night Sweats
  • Weight Gain
  • Hot Flashes
  • Poor Concentration
  • Mood swings
  • Low libido
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Vaginal dryness
Symptoms of hormone imbalance in men or andropause may include:
  • Muscle Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Fatigue/Sleep Problems
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hot Flashes in Men
  • Night Sweats in Men
  • Lower Sex Drive
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Hair Loss
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Urinary Problems
  • Memory Loss

BHRT Medicine Compounding for Men

Hormonal imbalance in men affects multiple hormones, however low testosterone has the biggest impact on a man’s health and quality of life. Middle age men usually experience more frequent and intense symptoms of hormonal imbalance. This stage is often referred to as andropause, or “the male menopause.”

Why Custom Compounded Bio-identical Hormones?

Published research has shown that the risk of cancer is increased by long-term use of conjugated equine estrogens, which are the most commonly prescribed form of commercially available estrogen. These estrogens are derived from pregnant mare’s urine are not naturally produced by humans.

The risk further increases when synthetic progestin medroxyprogesterone acetate is added. Synthetic medroxyprogesterone acetate does not confer all of the benefits of natural progesterone because it is not structurally identical to the hormones your body produces.

Drug companies add side chains which alter the molecular structure of the hormone because they need to patent medication. This adds no benefits, rather it increases chances of intolerable side-effects. That’s why we offer a natural alternative at an affordable price too.

How a BHRT compounding pharmacy can help provide optimal treatment.

The ideal process for achieving hormonal balance includes an assessment of hormone levels and complete evaluation of signs and symptoms, followed by replacement of the deficient hormones in the most appropriate dose via the most effective route for each individual, and monitoring to fine tune the therapy.