BioIdentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)
These medications include estrogens, progesterone, DHEA, pregnenolone and testosterone (prepared in capsules, creams, drops, or gels) that are identical those found in the human body. It is believed that these hormones are safer because they exactly replace those produced by the body itself. The NIH's Women's Health Initiative found in one large trial of over 16,000 women that use of the commercially available conjugated estrogens/progestin (Prempro™) is not advisable after 4-5 years. Many other bio-identical hormone replacement products are also available including pregnenolone, liothyronine, DHEA, and human growth hormone. People (both men and women) use hormone supplements to maintain proper body function. and reverse the effects of aging.
Why Choose Us?
Palm Beach Compounding Pharmacy has been serving needs of our patients and providers since 2004. The quality of our products and expertise is long known among specialists and their patients. Our continuous adherence to the highest standards of reliable quality and superior service allows us to enjoy a well-deserved reputation.
We have the experience and expertise necessary to craft the ideal solutions for your unique needs. Our traditionally high quality preparations such as troches, RDT (rapidly disintegrating tablets), transdermal (through the skin) and regular gels; creams, ointments and suppositories give both patients and providers the reliable treatment options that would not otherwise be available.
The Art of Creating Bioidentical Hormone Mediciations
The choice of the pharmacy that will make your HRT is probably as important as the choice of the provider that will prescribe it for you. The ancient pharmacist art of making the medication combined together with modern-day technology allows us to skillfully craft the elegant preparations to suit your needs. All pharmacists at Palm Beach Compounding Pharmacy are formally trained in the art and science of pharmaceutical compounding.
Balanced Hormones — Better Life
If age is not a disease, why are we using medications to help with symptoms?
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy are well known and documented. The decision whether or not you need HRT is between you and your physician. As a pharmacy we can help your physician to adjust doses to stay within effective levels, make your medication in the necessary dose for you, and make it in the most convenient dosage form: cream, ointment, gel troche, RDT (rapid disintegrating tablets), suppository and suspensions, to name a few.
Regardless of the dosage form, you are still taking hormones, so here are some answers to common questions you may be asking:
Q: Are they safe to use?
A: A WHI (Woman Health Initiative) report has shown that a preparation containing more than estrogen alone is associated with fewer risks and side effects.
- Q: I only need estrogen to help with my symptoms.
- A: Not only estrogen alone was shown to increase incidences of breast cancer, it simply does not help with all symptoms.
- Q: Why should I use a compounding pharmacy?
- A: Compounded hormones and their doses are adjusted to your individual needs.
- Q: Why bioidentical?
- A: Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources so they better resemble molecules made by your body.