You’d excuse any woman that confused hormone issues with the side effects of working, multi-tasking, and caring for children or family (A.K.A being awesome women, wives or Mothers)!
That’s because women have a lot to do!
But some women notice that they begin to feel out of balance before their friends do. They get tired quickly. Feel irritable. Have pain or fatigue.
Are these the signs of simply being a busy woman, or are there more factors at play?
If you can relate, it might be time to read up on hormone therapy to see if it’s right for you.
Addressing Touchy Subjects
HRT is a topic many women approaching menopause may discuss with their friends, their doctors, and, in some cases, their pharmacist.
There are many options for women’s hormone replacement therapy, including gels, troches, creams, tablets, and capsules.
One of the challenges is that some traditional doctors and OBs may not be especially well-versed when it comes to finding customized solutions for women with hormone issues.
A compounding pharmacist can help explain the nuances of HRT, and, in collaboration with your healthcare provider, help women achieve relief from their menopausal symptoms.
How Compounding Pharmacies Can Help with HRT
Hormone replacement therapy can help when the hormones typically produced by the ovaries begin to decline.
Common symptoms of hormone imbalance may include:
- Unusual fatigue
- A decrease in sex drive
- Mood swings
- Chronic headaches
- Vaginal itching and dryness
- Dry skin
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Depression & anxiety
How to Determine If HRT is Right for You
Age is undoubtedly a factor in deciding whether HRT is right for you. Starting BHRT within the first years of menopause would be most beneficial. In other cases, such as with health conditions or post-hysterectomy, age is not a factor.
The best time to begin HRT depends solely on you and your specific symptoms. You will want to have an honest conversation with your doctor and your pharmacist to determine the best way to implement HRT into your life so that you gain the most benefit while limiting risks.
The Role Played by Your Compounding Pharmacist
A compounding pharmacist can provide therapy-optimization, recommendations, and patient counseling to ensure safe, effective management of menopausal symptoms through the use of HRT.
We offer saliva testing kits if you’d like to have your hormones tested. Our HRT-certified pharmacists will even consult with your physician to help determine the best solution for you.
At Archway, we compound everything from scratch, to order, meaning we can customize dosages and delivery method. We serve customers locally in the Mandeville, Covington area and also ship women’s BHRT products nationwide – for FREE!