As a woman ages, her body produces lower amounts of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Hot flashes, sleeplessness, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, loss of libido, fatigue, foggy brain, and weight gain are all symptoms caused by declining hormone levels and resulting hormone imbalance. Experts believe hormones can offer protection from diseases such as osteoporosis, colorectal cancer and heart disease, so as hormone levels decline, there is a greater risk of developing these diseases.
With customized hormone therapy, hormones that a woman’s body is no longer producing can be replaced. At Las Colinas Pharmacy, we can compound customized hormone therapy using hormones that are chemically identical to those naturally found in the body. This is important because natural hormones work in receptor sites like keys in a lock, opening the door to optimal health. Synthetic hormones and those derived from pregnant mares’ urine are not chemically identical to our natural hormones, are NOT the proper “keys to the lock” and have been shown to increase the incidence of health risks and undesirable side effects.
To be most effective, we use our specialized software program to perform a complete evaluation of your signs, symptoms, medical history, and assessment of your current hormone levels. We will work with you and your practitioner to develop a customized hormone therapy in the most appropriate strength and dosage form. After using the hormones a few months, we suggest monitoring hormone levels and symptoms, then making the appropriate adjustment to achieve optimum hormone balance and symptom relief. Customized hormone therapy has improved the quality of life for millions of women, ask us how we can help you.