Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Millions of men and women experience some form of health condition related to hormones during their lifetime. Over time, the levels of these key chemicals in the body change. For women, this threshold is typical as you approach menopause; for men, it is about the age of 40. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) supplements these key chemicals in the body with the exact dose of hormones needed.
Hormones Are Chemical Messengers
There are over 50 different types of hormones that travel through the bloodstream to several parts of the body to impact functions such as metabolism, reproduction, and mood. Different chemicals are created in key areas of the body. Bio-identical hormone therapy may benefit both men and women as they age.
Hormones in the:
Human hormones play an essential role in the regulation of bodily functions. BHRT treatments may benefit both men and women as they age.
BHRT and The Impact on Menopause
Chemically, these hormones have the same structure as those created naturally by the endocrine glands. BHRT mimics the natural function of the body and may help relieve symptoms caused by low levels of estrogen, among other conditions.
Is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) Therapy Right for You?
Not everyone will benefit from this therapy. It is a decision that should be made under the guidance of your physician and your pharmacist at Guy’s Pharmacy.
The therapy isn’t one that you’ll have to stay on forever, and as symptoms subside, there may be changes to your prescription. We need to stay consistent with follow-ups so your pharmacist can help to address concerns, answer questions, and make adjustments.
What's the Best Way to Take Bio-Identical Hormones?
There are many mass-produced hormones on the market today. However, every woman’s body – and her individual hormonal makeup – is different. More women are looking for custom, personalized treatment plans for their hormone replacement needs.
Guy’s Pharmacy compounding pharmacists specialize in custom therapies and the highest quality standards. No matter what your health and wellness needs are, we can compound a customized BHRT solution. With your healthcare provider’s prescription, our team can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including:
Interested in Learning More About BHRT?
Guy’s Pharmacy in Brookhaven and McComb, Mississippi, both offer BHRT and hormone-compounding solutions for men and women. Your Guy’s Pharmacy compounding pharmacist is a valuable member of your care team, working by your side to formulate the best therapy for your individual needs. And you can count on your pharmacist to stay with you, monitoring your treatment and helping you make any necessary adjustments.