Hormone Therapy

Who Needs Information on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?

  • The 2 million women coming into menopause each year.
  • The woman on hormone replacement therapy experiencing side effects.
  • The woman on hormone replacement therapy for more than 5 years who is concerned about cancer risk.
  • The 1/3 of American women who have had a hysterectomy and are dependent upon replenishment of hormones.
  • Women at high risk for heart disease and osteoporosis.
  • Those women (and yes, men too) who want to remain sexually active and those who want to be even more sexually vital.
  • Medical professionals who want a better way to treat their patients.
  • Those men and women who want to make the second part of life the best part.

If you or someone you love is confused about hormone replacement therapy, you are not alone. The key to answering your questions is working with professionals who specialize in this type of therapy. Vital Care Compounder's staff specializes in BHRT therapy and are eager to design a program that matches your health needs and goals.

From puberty until long after midlife, women and men will experience the complex interplay of hormones. Female menopause and male andropause are natural age-related conditions that were once accepted as untreatable consequences of getting older. We prefer to think of it as a natural and inevitable transition from one stage of life to another. And as with all of life’s transitions, you may be able to control your health and well-being during this change.

Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy

Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy (SHRT) has long been associated with undesirable risks and side effects such as weight gain, bloating, headaches, tender breasts, depression and irritability to name a few. With long term use, there has always been an understood risk for some cancers, gallbladder disease, liver disease and stroke. The forms and doses of hormone therapy can have an effect on risk reduction. Vital Care Compounder typically does not recommend SHRT.

Today’s hormone patients have choices of lower doses and different forms of hormone therapy which were not previously available.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

A therapy we do recommend is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) which is derived from a bio-identical plant product. These plant extractions perfectly replicate a woman’s own hormones.

They provide all the benefits of synthetic hormone replacement therapy plus some benefits not available with synthetic hormone therapy while producing little side effects and decreasing possible interactions. And because BHRT is tailored to meet the individual patient’s needs, dosage strength and form can be adjusted to meet the individual’s needs.

Our professional arsenal of dosage forms includes oral capsules, timed release capsules, oral or sublingual drops, oral troches, suppositories and topical and vaginal creams to name a few. We can look at your specific situation, taking into account your symptoms and medical history and prepare a dosage form and strength for you that will alleviate symptoms caused by your natural decline in the production of hormones, give protective benefits of naturally occurring hormones, re-establish hormonal balance, protect against heart disease, reduce the risk of breast cancer and improve cholesterol lipid profile just to name a few benefits.

What’s The Next Step?

We do private consultations by appointment during which we will provide a personalized recommendation for you to present to your physician outlining our findings and suggestions for therapy. We will fax the recommendation to your doctor for approval and provide follow up for as long as the patient requires, making any necessary changes as therapy progresses. Call today to schedule your consultation appointment at 601.261.0503. You may navigate to the consultation page and print the four-page hormone questionnaire, fill it in (including a list of medications) and bring it with you along with any supplements to your appointment. If you would prefer, you may complete the online form a securely submit directly to our consultant. Remember to jot down any questions you would like to address during your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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