Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Andropause is one of the key contributors to impacting the health and well-being of men. It is associated with the decrease of the male hormone testosterone. Furthermore, it is estimated that 30% of men age 50 or older will experience symptoms of andropause. As a result, hormone replacement therapy is prescribed to offset the effects. However, if left untreated, other serious conditions can rise.
There are many signs and symptoms, including:
Testosterone hormones are primarily produced within the testicles. It maintains men’s sperm production, red blood cell production, and muscle strength/mass. In addition, it also maintains fat distribution, bone density, and sex drive — testosterone peaks during male adolescence and early adulthood. Typically, at age 30 or 40 testosterone levels decline 1% each year after.
At Custom Care Pharmacy we evaluate your medication history. Not to mention, we work with each patient’s physician to create the proper compounds essential for hormone replacement therapy for men. However, living a healthier lifestyle compliments hormone replacement for men. Above all, we promote the appropriate use of supplements, proper nutrition, and exercise.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Replacing deficient hormones with chemically identical customized hormones that are naturally produced by the body is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Hormones have a natural inclination to decline with an illness or age. Custom Care Pharmacy has produced thousands of customized HRT for women in a successful capacity that has improved their quality of life. Our process includes evaluating the symptoms and signs of hormonal imbalance and replacing deficient hormones. We monitor the therapy and fine tune as the process proceeds.
How We Monitor HRT for Women
Research has shown estrogen decreases the risk of osteoporosis. Custom Care Pharmacy uses estrogen to treat postmenopausal problems such as urinary disorders, painful intercourse, tissue breakdown, and vaginal dryness. To counter attack estrogen dominance, physicians will prescribe progesterone for perimenopausal women. Young, healthy women produce androgen hormones that include testosterone and DHEA. Androgens are essential for muscle, bone, the integrity of the skin, and libido. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol, is also known to increase belly fat. This hormone is also monitored to assist in weight maintenance. Women have benefited massively from HRT therapy involving androgens, progesterone, and estrogens. As a precaution, we evaluate nutritional status, adrenal and thyroid functions.
Women in their late 40s will start experience hormonal imbalance. Generally, hot flashes and other problems begin. Perimenopause is where a woman will continue to menstruate while little changes occur. Usually, last between 3 to years with the average duration being 4 years. When the last period occurs, women enter the stage of menopause (average age of 51). Women become postmenopausal once a full year has passed since the last menstrual cycle. Most symptoms decline within 2 to 5 years.
Get with your physician or schedule a consultation with our pharmacists to gather more details on what’s the best alternative for you.