Category: Women’s Health

Everyday Health: Hormone Balance

Making Decisions on Hormone Balance
Hormone balance is different for every woman. While some women can tolerate minor imbalances, others need intervention to bring their levels back to a comfortable level. In this article, Carrie addresses the following tools that can aid in getting you back on the road to healthy and happy. 
  • Lifestyle change
  • Stress management
  • Natural options for relief
  • Hormone therapy
  • When you know your options, you can direct your own healthy change. 

    Compounding for Custom Tailored Hormone Therapy

    Hormone therapy should not be approached with a “one size fits all” mentality. Some women respond much better when a hormone therapy formula is developed specifically for their body and hormone levels. Pharmaceutical compounding with bioidentical hormones (hormones biochemically identical to those produced by the human body) is a great way to break free from traditional mass-produced hormone therapy by tailoring the medication to a woman’s specific needs.

    The Truth About Belly Fat

    As swimsuit season approaches, our focus often switches to our belly fat. Belly fat is not only something to torment our inner beach goddess; it’s a dangerous indicator of what’s going on underneath. Each year brings new evidence that the fat lying deep within the abdomen is more perilous than the outer fat you can... Read more »

    Understanding Our Hormones

    I thought we could review some basics this month about understanding the types of hormones in our body that are compounded and their functions.  To ensure the best results, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy prescriptions are customized to meet the needs of each individual with the goal of replacing hormones safely, at low levels and optimal... Read more »

    Choices for Menopause Symptoms

    As women grow older, hormones start declining, and without therapy, the symptoms of menopause grow worse. With the loss of estrogen, the vaginal epithelium becomes atrophic and physiological lubrication is reduced. Often, the result is vaginal dryness, irritation, itching, burning, and painful intercourse. All these can lead to decreased libido, creating distress for both the woman and her partner.

    bHRT for Menopause

    Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for women going through menopause. Gather information regarding all options in order to make decisions regarding how you would like to approach this time in your life. If you make the decision to take hormones, it is important to choose what may be the safest option.