Bio-identical hormones have been used over 20 years to meet the needs of women (in pre-menopause, menopause and post-menopause) and men (in andropause). Bio-identical hormone treatment helps both women and men restore hormonal imbalances and help reduce or treat symptoms caused by this imbalance.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women include depression, mood alterations, sleep disturbances, hot flashes, hair loss, fatigue, weight problems, bone loss (osteoporosis), and decreased sex drive.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men include: decreased energy, sleep disturbance, mood alterations, depression, muscle weakness, erectile dysfunction, and decreased sex drive.
Bio-identical hormones include Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3), Progesterone, Testosterone, Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and Pregnenolone. Our pharmacists work together with patients and prescribers to provide customized bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that provides the needed hormones in the most appropriate strength and dosage form to meet each individual’s specific needs. Hormone replacement therapy should be initiated carefully after an initial medical checkup and after the family history has been reviewed. Every individual is unique and will respond to therapy in their own way. Close monitoring and medication adjustments are essential.