Unpleasant symptoms hormonal imbalances are common as a part of the natural aging process of the human body. Both women and men may experience hormone imbalances at some point in their lives.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is one treatment option that patients may choose after consulting with their doctor. Traditional hormone replacement treatments used to relieve symptoms caused by changes in hormone levels are synthetic and often-times result in unwanted side effects.

A compounding pharmacy can provide a natural alternative to conventional medications. Compounded hormone replacement therapy is a way to restore balance with a lower risk of unpleasant side effects.

Compounded prescription hormones are structurally identical to natural hormones, are at the lowest possible dose and in the dosage type that best fits a patient’s individual needs.

At HB Pharmacy, we work closely with both patients and doctors to provide high quality compounded HRT that are adapted specifically to fit each individual’s body and hormone levels.

Saliva testing is one of the most accurate methods of monitoring the effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy. Our services include assisting with saliva testing even if your doctor uses traditional urine or blood analysis.

Hormone Replacement for Women

Hormone replacement therapy is most often used to treat symptoms of menopause, but it is also effective in treating many conditions that affect millions of women of all ages, including:

  • Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Moodiness
  • Infertility
  • Post-partum depression
  • Weight gain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Decreased libido
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness

Each woman’s body is unique and commercially manufactured products do not always provide solutions that account for the differences between individuals.

The pharmacists at HB Pharmacy work closely with each patient and her healthcare provider to start and maintain a hormone replacement routine that brings her hormones back into balance.

The pharmacist can prepare the hormones in personalized strengths and dosage types, including:

  • Capsules
  • Topical or vaginal creams, gels and foams
  • Suppositories
  • Sublingual drops or troches

Ongoing personalized consultations ensure that the HRT is working correctly.

Men’s Health Compounding

Hormone replacement therapy has proven to be an effective way to treat many health issues that affect men as they age, including:

  • Decreased libido, muscle mass, strength, and stamina
  • Impotence
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Termed “andropause” or “male menopause”, these symptoms are related to decreasing levels of testosterone or increasing levels of estrogen.

Supplementing the hormone testosterone has been shown to relieve symptoms of male menopause and restore natural balance.  Different men need different amounts of testosterone to address individual symptoms; compounded hormone replacement therapy treatments are developed based on each patient’s unique needs.

At HB Apothecary, our pharmacists will work closely with patients and physicians in order to compound customized NHRT medications in the most suitable strengths and dosage forms to meet each patient’s unique needs. Hormone replacement therapy should be initiated after physical examination, and the review of symptoms and family history. Close monitoring to appropriately adjust medication dosage is essential.