Women’s Health – HRT
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is the process of restoring and maintaining hormone balance with hormones that mimic hormones produced naturally by the body. The body recognizes them and allows them to mimic the function of the hormones the body produces on its own. They can be custom compounded to match each patient’s unique needs and body chemistry. At Metro Drugs, we work together with our health-care professionals and our patients to customize the hormone replacement therapy needed to reach our goal of optimal health
- Hormones regulate nearly metabolic process in our bodies. When our hormones are not properly balanced, our metabolic functions are affected resulting in emotional and physical symptoms, reduction in quality of life, and if not treated, ultimately disease. It also becomes more difficult to benefit from optimized nutrition and fitness when our hormones are imbalanced. As with so most things in the human body, hormones naturally deplete as we age. Although this deficiency is a medical and biological issue, assessing when and how to address this clearly varies by individual. All women will deal with hormonal issues and imbalances at various stages over their lifetime. HRT may be useful for relieving the following symptoms: Menopause, Pre Menstrual Syndromes (P M S), irregular menstrual cycle, weight gain, fibrocystic breasts, vaginal dryness, painful sexual intercourse, sleep disturbances, night sweats, endometriosis, decreased libido, infertility, moodiness, hot flashes, and post partum depression.
- HRT has become a recognized and popular progression of the standard synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for many physicians and their patients. Because it is a more natural approach than traditional synthetic hormones, it has gained popularity within the medical community as well as media attention with many medical and celebrity followers, led most notably Suzanne Sommers. She has worked closely with cutting edge doctors and scientists, and that combined with her openness about her personal experiences and devotion to HRT has been the subject of several best-selling books. Though Suzanne recognizes she isn’t a doctor, she says she can’t keep quiet about how hormones have helped her. “I understand [the criticism], because if everybody can feel as good as I feel, then there would be no need for all the drugs that women take from middle age on,” she says. “I went from doctor to doctor to doctor, and I was offered antidepressants, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, painkillers, anti-anxiety [medications], and I said to myself, ‘This is a menopausal cocktail.” The success of these books have made her a leading HRT proponent and guest on various medical, news and talk shows.
Hormones are made from a plant derivative or soy based chemical. Metro Drugs is a compounding Pharmacy that can customize HRT medications, doses, and applications only upon receipt of a valid, patient-specific prescription. This is very useful and important for those physicians and their patients who have allergies or other requirements, or simply want or require customized dosing. This personalized approach has proven more convenient and safe for millions of people.
- Because of the increased popularity and attention, there is much information available about HRT. We encourage you to utilize these outlets for information to find out why HRT may be the healthier alternative for you.