Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones regulate the activity of cells, tissue and various organs of the body. The balance of hormones is essential to good health and well-being. Often times however, hormone levels in the body may become imbalanced as a result of emotional and physical stress, poor diet or aging. Hormonal imbalances in the body can result from insufficient sex hormone levels such as Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone or DHEA. Hormone imbalance can cause a wide variety of illnesses and symptoms in both men and women.
Some common symptoms may include:
- Fatigue, Acne, Mood Swings
- Hot Flashes
- Decreased Bone Strength
- Weight Gain
- Diminished Sex Drive
The goal of hormone replacement therapy is to restore hormone balance within the body as close to natural as possible. At Barths Pharmacy, we compound using Bio-Identical hormones to achieve this goal. The term Bio-Identical means the chemical structure (of hormone) is identical to the hormone that exists naturally in the human body. The body therefore, recognizes and allows them to mimic the function of the natural hormones, thereby restoring hormonal balance.
The Compounding Advantage
The advantage of compounded HRT is that it can be adapted specifically to fit each individual’s body and hormone levels where dosages can be adjusted as needed.