Hormone Therapy for Men and Women

In recent years, the use of hormone replacement therapy has grown tremendously, and with good reason. There are difficult issues for many women and men as their bodies change during aging. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been very successful in easing these problems.

You’re Not Like Anyone Else – Nor Are Your Hormones Like Anyone Else’s

Because hormone therapy is so popular, companies mass-produce their product. The problem is, you’re NOT the same as every other person, which means that a commercially-prepared product may not work just right for you. The medication may be ineffective or cause unwanted side effects.

The good news is that, with small variations in preparation, bioidentical hormone therapy can affect very different symptoms from one person to the next. Mt. Vernon Health provides compounded natural hormone replacement therapy, designed just for your needs. These are gradually adjusted until your symptoms are well controlled. We care about your specific needs and tailor our approach to you, working in collaboration with your physician to assess the risks and benefits of hormone therapy.

We know that each patient should be on the lowest appropriate dose of compounded HRT, and each patient should use their therapy in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regimen for the best results. Our patients must participate in regular evaluations of symptoms and hormone levels so that their therapy continues to be appropriate and effective.

At Mt. Vernon Health, our pharmacist uses hormones that are identical both chemically and biologically to the naturally occurring hormones in a person’s body. In the end, our patients will obtain a balanced, patient-specific preparation.

What Types of Natural Hormone Replacement are Available?

The great thing about using a compounding pharmacy for your HRT needs is that we can create a dose specifically for you, in an application that works best for your needs. Here are just a few of the forms available:

  • Creams and Ointments: Hormones may be applied to many different parts of the body, and we have the ability to adjust the consistency of the product so it can be applied and absorbed easily and effectively. Each of our formulas are hypo-allergenic and can be made preservative free to prevent allergic reaction.
  • Percutaneous Gels: This hormone gel dries completely, leaving no visible trace or smell. Many different types of hormones are available in this method, and hormones may be combined into a single dose.
  • Sublingual Tablets: Certain hormones are absorbed more effectively if they are dissolved in tablet form under the tongue. Hormones can be compounded in tablet form either singly or in combinations.
  • Capsules: The familiar capsule is often easiest to take for many. Also, certain hormones may be most effective as an extended release capsule. For these reasons, capsules are often used for hormone replacement therapy.
  • Suppositories: Another option available for estrogens, progesterone and testosterone is suppository form. Boric acid and acidophilus can also be compounded as suppositories.

How Can I Benefit from Biodentical Hormone Replacement?

For questions about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, feel free to give us a call or email us. We’re happy to address your concerns and help you decide if compounding this type of therapy would work for your needs.