Balancing Your Hormones for Better Health
Balanced hormones keep your body healthy, strong, and running like a well-oiled machine. If your hormones are imbalanced, normal function may come to a grinding halt.
Both men and women need the right balance of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, cortisol and DHEA. Hormone levels drop by 1% to 3% each year starting at about age 30.
Imbalances trigger a range of symptoms and lead to a gradual decline in bodily function. You may experience reduced energy, diminished sex drive, reduced muscle mass, and reduced muscle strength, osteoporosis, wrinkled skin, memory loss, sleeplessness, mood swings, or other declines.
At Mitchell Medical Pharmacy, our healthcare professionals can help you optimize your hormones to improve your well-being. We can give you personalized recommendations on healthier lifestyle choices including nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and supplements (pharmaceutical grade vitamins, minerals, herbals and nutraceuticals).
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Are you experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, fatigue, mood changes or foggy thinking? These symptoms could be related to hormone imbalance. Are you wondering if hormone replacement therapy might be the answer for you? We recommend that you discuss your interest in BHRT with your physician. Your doctor will give you informed advice about your medical history and current health status.
Depending on your symptoms, our pharmacist may recommend BHRT. Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as hormones that are made by the human body, so they normally restore your body’s physical balance. Bioidentical hormones are known to have minimal side effects, except in rare cases.
Before therapy is started, we take a thorough medical and family history. We may recommend a Saliva Test to help pinpoint your specific hormone deficiencies. Our pharmacist, who has been educated in BHRT, prepares a personalized hormone report, along with a recommendation for your physician, if any bioidentical hormones are suggested.
When your symptoms and deficiencies are clearly understood, in conjunction with your doctor, we custom compound a prescription for bioidentical hormones to meet your specific needs. Once you start BHRT, follow-up is important so we can monitor your program and make any adjustments.
Most people tolerate BHRT very well and experience noticeable improvement in symptoms.
For women, BHRT can ease symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, and post-menopause including fatigue, insomnia, memory lapses, anxiety, depression, mood swings, hot flashes, weight gain, and vaginal dryness.
For men, BHRT may relieve problems with erectile dysfunction, thinning hair, weight gain, muscle loss, and depression.
Want to balance your hormones and get back to optimum functioning?