Throughout a woman's lifetime, hormones mark known changes, both physiologic and observable. Although puberty is the most evident change, many hormonal changes are manifested with aging. Peri-menopause, Menopause and Post-menopause are periods in a woman’s lifetime that may produce symptoms from declining or changing hormone levels.
Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, loss of concentration, insomnia, irritability, weight gain etc. When symptoms are hard to deal with and quality of life is important, women are left with having to make difficult decisions about taking hormones. Your doctor is a good person to ask about the choices you have in taking hormones or other alternatives.
Hormone therapy is often a medicinal approach for the improvement of symptoms. In functional medicine it is one component of understanding the physiological processes that influence health and therefore act as an intervention for prevention of diseases, especially in the cardiovascular areas.
Not to be confused with natural "phyto" hormones, Bioidentical hormones are chemically derived from plants like yams and soy and then reduced in their chemical structure to make them molecularly identical to those our body produces. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, BHRT is an alternative treatment to synthetic hormones and may help restore balance during a woman's transition into their post-menopausal years. Bioidentical hormones are customized to meet a woman’s specific needs. They are prescribed in the smallest dose and generally compounded into a cream, capsule, troche or sublingual drops depending on what your doctor determines.
While many pharmacies compound, or prepare medication, not all compounded medications are considered quality or pharmaceutical grade. Our commitment to preparing your medication and making them safe as well as effective is number one. Our chemicals are bought from the highest quality FDA approved suppliers and provide certificates of analysis plus chemical pedigrees. We have invested in your safety by having the finest state of the art laboratory meeting USP <795> & <797> standards along with specially trained personnel which surpass all state requirements.
BHI’s focuses on promoting professional and clinical dialogue about age-related endocrine dysfunction, bio-identical hormones replacement therapy (BHRT) and other integrative therapies.
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