Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Everyone has the own unique biochemical balance of hormone levels that when disrupted can cause significant health problems/discomfort. Since hormone levels are so tailored to each individual, commercially manufactured medications are often not adequate Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) solutions. At Southeast Compounding Pharmacy we can compound patient specific bio-identical hormone medications to address issues such as thyroid imbalances, weight management, menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms, erectile dysfunction, and low libido. Bio-identical hormones are chemically identical (hence the name) to the hormones your body naturally produces.
Commonly Compounded Hormone Related Medications
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Erectile dysfunction, low libido, and menopausal symptoms can all directly impact an individual’s quality of life and can all be improved using compounded bio-identical hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. To learn more about the services we provide regarding sexual health, visit the sexual health tab under the compounding menu.
Thyroid and Adrenal Medications
The thyroid gland found in your body uses iodine and converts it into the thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine (T3 and T4). These hormones are then released into the bloodstream where they help control a variety of the body’s functions such as metabolism, sex drive, temperature, and growth. Diseases of the thyroid can cause it to make either too little or too much of these hormones, resulting is symptoms such as restlessness, fatigue, or weight gain. Thyroid disease affects women 5x more than it does men, with one in eight women having thyroid problems at some point during her lifetime. Standard treatment for hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) involves daily intake of a synthetic thyroid hormone such as levothyroxine, an oral medication that restores natural hormone levels.
Everyone has two adrenal glands located on top of each of your kidneys. Adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, your response to stress, and other essential functions. There are several disorders related to the adrenal glands which can lead to symptoms such as weight gain, acne, high blood pressure, muscle and bone weakness, irritability, and slow growth rates in children. Medications used to treat adrenal abnormalities are mostly oral corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone which replaces cortisol.