Bio Identical Hormone
Menopause, like puberty and pregnancy, is an important part of a woman's life.
For some women, the changes in their hormone profiles may produce many unwanted symptoms that greatly impact their quality of life.
While long term usage of pharmaceutical hormone therapy can cause .... bio identical hormones have become one of the go to therapies for patients and physicians
Our body uses hormones to achieve communication between organs and cells. There are 3 possible major periods in a female's life that undergo significant hormonal changes: puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
Menopause happens later in life. The sexual hormones that typically fluctuate in a cyclical pattern begin to become less predictable and as a result, the menstrual cycle stops.
The hormonal imbalance happening during years prior to menopause (perimenopause) and menopause can produce symptoms that negatively impact the quality of life. These symptoms can influence mood, appetite, metabolism, and sexual functions.
These symptoms can be relieved by hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy uses external sources of hormones to supplement the deficient hormones in the body. These external hormones can be pharmaceutical based or bio identical.
Since the Women's Health Initiative study discovered that pharmaceutical hormone replacement therapy increases the risks of breast cancer, heart diseases, stroke and blood clots, bio identical hormones have been receiving more attentions.
Bio Identical Hormone Therapy uses hormones that are similar to the natural hormones. These hormones are derived from natural sources that are more suitable to human hormone receptors instead using chemically assembled hormones or animal by products.
Bio identical hormones need to be compounded by compounding pharmacies, and they can be compounded into different dosage forms for safety and effectiveness.
Although bio identical hormones can have lower risks, they still need to be prescribed and monitored by health care professionals. Many naturopathic doctors and medical doctors specialized in treating menopause symptoms are experienced in using bio identical hormones to help patients improve quality of life, and to some extend achieve anti aging effects.
We encourage you to visit our compounding pharmacy in Richmond, BC and consult with our licensed pharmacist for more information.