Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
Hormones can have a powerful impact on your body. They can influence everything from metabolism to mood to sexual and reproductive function. Estrogen alone has over 300 functions in the body. When your hormones are deficient or out of balance, your entire body and its functions are also not working efficiently and effectively. Menopause and a variety of other factors can offset your hormones, making you feel off balance and out of tune.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an innovative, highly effective means of restoring balance, so you can begin to feel like yourself again. We believe that the goal of hormone replacement therapy should be to provide an adequate supply of the deficient hormone in a form that is as close as possible to that which the body originally produced. Every person is unique. Therefore, it is a sensible approach to work together to provide, by prescription, customized hormone replacement therapy.
BHRT is often prescribed to ease uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, but this specialized type of therapy has also been used to address a variety of conditions experienced by women, including:
- Decreased libido
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Painful intercourse
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Sleep disturbances
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
Millions of women are affected by these conditions, which impact their lives and decrease their quality of life. Together with your healthcare practitioner, we can develop a hormone replacement therapy specific for you! Visit us at www.SchwietermansHormoneHaven.com for more information.
At Schwieterman Pharmacy and Compounding Center we know that women are not the only ones to experience “change of life”. Men can benefit from compounded hormone replacement therapy as well. Men experience a gradual loss of hormones as they age, which can make daily life seem like an uphill battle. Testosterone production peaks during adolescence and early adulthood, but declines with age, typically 1% per year after age 30. Decreased levels of testosterone and increased levels of estrogen can cause symptoms of imbalance or deficiency.
Through research, medical experts have identified many common physical and emotional symptoms that men experience as they age. These may include:
- Decreased libido
- Decreased muscle mass
- Heart disease
- Erective dysfunction
- Loss of energy and zest for life
- Sleep disorders
By working with you and your healthcare practitioner hormonal imbalances or deficiencies can be addressed. We strive to bring back the healthier younger person you know is still inside! For more information please visit us at www.SchwietermansHormoneHaven.com.
Thyroid hormone deficiency and adrenal fatigue can also have an impact on your feeling of wellbeing. Symptoms of hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) include fatigue, cold and heat intolerance, constipation, headache, low libido, weight gain, and more. More than half of all people with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.
Although both T4 and T3(the active form of thyroid hormone) are secreted by the normal thyroid gland, many hypothyroid patients are treated only with levothyroxine (synthetic T4). Some hypothyroid patients remain symptomatic, and T3 may also be required for optimal thyroid replacement therapy. Please visit us at www.SchwietermansHormoneHaven.com for more information.
The adrenal glands secrete hormones such as cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone that are essential to health and vitality and significantly affect total body function. Intense or prolonged physical or emotional stress commonly associated with modern lifestyles or chronic illnesses can lead to Adrenal Fatigue.
Proper adrenal support is essential to complete the hormonal pathway to optimal health, and includes proper nutrition, getting plenty of sleep, regular moderate exercise, stress management, and possible replacement of deficient hormones. You can access additional information at www.SchwietermansHormoneHaven.com.