Compounded Hormone Creams

Balancing Hormones With Compounded Hormone Creams

Hormones play a major role in our health and well-being, and imbalances or deficiencies in these vital chemical messengers can cause a wide range of unpleasant symptoms.

Hormonal fluctuations can lead to changes in sex drive, weight gain, skin issues, accelerated signs of aging, and fatigue or irritability, all of which can have a disruptive impact on your quality of life. That’s why restoring and maintaining the delicate balance of your body’s hormones is crucial for improving how you feel and sustaining your overall health.

Compounded hormone creams offer customized treatments for individuals dealing with any number of hormone-related issues. Unlike mass-produced alternatives, compounded hormone creams are a personalized approach where the dose and regime are tailored to fit individual hormone levels, symptoms, and preferences.

On this page, we’ll focus on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in particular, exploring its many advantages. We’ll also explain how MediVera Compounding Pharmacy (formerly known as University Compounding Pharmacy) prepares BHRT creams to the highest ethical and quality standards, customizing creams to match the specific needs of each individual.

Let’s start by looking closely at compounded bioidentical hormone replacement creams and how they can be a sustainable solution for bringing your hormones back into balance.

What Are Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Creams?

Compounded bioidentical hormone creams are personalized medications created by pharmacists in a compounding pharmacy based on your doctor’s prescription. Because they are custom-made, they can cater to your specific needs, providing precise doses and selected ingredients. This is especially helpful when standard prescriptions might not be the best fit.

So what does “bio-identical” mean? Mass-produced hormone creams contain synthetic hormones derived from animal products with a molecular structure different from your body’s natural hormones.

In contrast, BHRT creams use plant-derived ingredients that are converted into hormones structurally identical to your body’s, eliminating the need for your body to convert them.

BHRT is an alternative approach to balancing out your hormones. It is seen as a more natural and gentle way to provide treatment and relief.

Benefits of Compounded BHRT Creams

Hormonal imbalances can affect both men and women at any stage of life. BHRT creams are an easy way to address uncomfortable symptoms, but many users also see improvements in their overall health and well-being. Some key benefits of compounded BHRT creams include:

Easing Of Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms

Hot flashes, fatigue, and mood swings are common symptoms experienced by both men and women due to age-related hormonal imbalances. Compounded BHRT creams are designed to replenish identified hormone levels and provide lasting relief.

As hormone levels re-regulate, these creams may also address more specific issues like memory loss, sleep problems, night sweats, and vaginal dryness, promoting overall well-being.

Improved Skin Elasticity

Hormones play a big role in maintaining your skin’s elasticity. And when hormones become imbalanced or naturally decrease with age, your skin’s elasticity diminishes, forming fine lines and wrinkles. Specially formulated bioidentical hormone creams can improve collagen production, tightening the skin’s tone and promoting a more youthful complexion.

Stronger Bones

Major hormonal changes can significantly affect bone density, particularly in women with estrogen fluctuations. Unlike the visible signs of aging, issues with bone density are hard to detect until it’s too late.

Compounded hormone creams can play a crucial role in preserving strong and healthy bones, especially in post-menopausal women and those on long-term medications. Using them can lower the risk of developing osteoporosis, preventing weak bones and unexpected fractures.

Increased Energy

Individuals suffering from hormonal imbalances often experience a lack of energy and an overall sense of reduced well-being. By replenishing hormones that have been depleted, BHRT creams help sufferers feel less tired and regain their energy levels, supporting them to return to an active and energetic lifestyle.

Increased Sex Drive

In both men and women, reductions or imbalances in sex hormones can negatively impact libido. Compounded hormone creams aim to revive and enhance sex drive for both men and women. By correcting hormonal imbalances, they can lead to elevated sexual satisfaction, contributing to an overall improvement in quality of life.

Beyond these benefits, compounded BHRT creams can also be a convenient solution for individuals looking to manage challenging symptoms from various medical conditions. We’ll go into more detail about these conditions in the upcoming section.

Conditions Targeted By Topical BHRT

If you or a loved one is dealing with a medical condition that causes hormone deficiencies or imbalances, compounded BHRT creams are a great way of receiving personalized treatment. They can address the underlying issue as well as provide relief from mild to severe symptoms.

Topical BHRT is particularly effective in managing conditions such as:

Menopause Symptoms

Menopause, which means “last period,” is diagnosed when a woman goes without a period for a full year. BHRT creams that contain estrogen can help restore the body’s hormonal balance, relieving many of the discomforts accompanying menopause, including hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, and brain fog.

Hormonal Imbalances In Perimenopause

Perimenopause is the phase before menopause, which is characterized by a steady drop in estrogen lasting anywhere from four to eight years. The erratic hormonal swings that occur during this phase can be truly uncomfortable, causing symptoms such as irregular periods, pain, shifts in mood, hot flashes, and breast tenderness.

Compounded BHRT creams containing progesterone or estrogen provide tailored hormone support that delivers balance and eases discomfort. They also have the added benefit of allowing prescriptions to be changed at any time to suit your needs during this transitional phase.

Andropause

Andropause, otherwise known as ‘’male menopause,” describes the natural decline in testosterone and growth hormones as men age. This age-related process is most noticeable between the ages of 40 and 55 years, and similarly to menopause in women, it can lead to various unpleasant symptoms. These include decreased libido, irritability, memory problems, muscle loss, and night sweats.

Compound BHRT creams address the symptoms of andropause by replenishing hormone levels, normally boosting testosterone. Additionally, they can be tailored to the unique needs of any identified inadequacies, providing focused treatment for men dealing with the challenges of hormonal changes associated with aging while also boosting general health.

With compounded BHRT creams, you can be sure your body is receiving the correct hormone dosage it needs to restore optimal balance. This not only improves physical symptoms but also provides reassurance that personalized treatments can be adjusted as needed.

For best results, it’s always recommended to work with a qualified health professional, such as a doctor or hormone specialist, alongside a reputable compound pharmacy to oversee the BHRT process.

Why You Might Need Compounded Hormone Creams

Unlike one-size-fits-all medications, compounded creams are tailored to meet individual needs. This customized approach is useful because it takes into consideration individual aspects such as age, identified deficiencies or health issues, genetics, and overall health.

Aside from this, many individuals turn to compounded hormone creams for their convenience and versatility. For example, compounded hormone creams are a viable alternative for stock limitations, discontinued prescriptions, or when individuals have allergies to certain ingredients.

Additionally, compounded creams can help simplify treatment regimens by combining compatible medicines, making life easier for those dealing with various hormonal concerns.

Ultimately, individuals appreciate the peace of mind of a precisely tailored hormone cream. It provides a comfortable path for individuals to balance their hormones and improve overall well-being, especially for those dealing with unique health challenges.

In the following section, we’ll go into greater detail about the flexible components and individualized approach of compounded hormone creams.

Different Ingredients For Compounded Hormone Creams

Compounded hormone creams are designed to re-establish the body’s optimal hormone levels by restoring the identified imbalances. This process helps the body maintain balance, relieves uncomfortable symptoms, and enhances feelings of well-being.

Some of the ingredients frequently used in compounded BHRT creams include:

Bi-Est

Bi-est BHRT hormone cream combines two essential estrogen types: estradiol and estriol. The ovaries naturally produce these important sex hormones to regulate all aspects of menstrual health. Estradiol, in particular, plays a large role in balancing sex hormones and can fluctuate heavily in premenopausal women.

Estriol is better known as the safest estrogen. It’s added to Bi-est cream for a gentle boost, offering further protection and symptom relief without the risks of stronger estrogens.

Bi-est creams aim to restore depleted estrogen hormones and, in doing so, provide individuals relief from menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, vaginal dryness, and irregular menstruation.

Progesterone

Progesterone is an important steroid hormone released from the adrenal cortex, ovaries, and testes. BHRT progesterone cream specifically boosts decreased progesterone levels, promoting overall physical, mental, and sexual well-being for both men and women.

Depending on individual needs, progesterone is particularly effective in addressing menopausal symptoms in women and mitigating the impact of increased estrogen in men.

Beyond this, studies have recognized its benefits for enhancing skin elasticity and firmness, particularly in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, offering a potential solution to combat visible signs of aging.

Testosterone

Testosterone, while a predominant male hormone, is crucial for both men and women. It supports male sex organ development and secondary sex characteristics. It also plays a vital role in maintaining women’s bone health, muscle mass, and libido.

BHRT testosterone creams are a safe and effective way to restore testosterone levels to improve overall health and well-being. Levels can be customized to help improve symptoms such as reduced energy, low mood, hair loss, reduced cognitive function, loss of muscle mass, and low libido.

DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a special hormone that helps produce both testosterone and estrogen. As DHEA naturally declines with age, many people consider replenishing levels by taking supplements or using hormone creams.

Compound BHRT creams with DHEA offer a safe and effective solution to replenish declining levels, supporting adrenal health and overall wellness. They can help improve mood, boost energy, and enhance immune function.

Additionally, DHEA is known for its anti-aging benefits and improving physical performance.

Because DHEA is a precursor to both testosterone and estrogen, hormone creams with customized ingredients may also help with individual symptoms such as low libido, fatigue, and weight gain, also reducing the risk of conditions such as osteoporosis.

Always use hormone creams under the guidance of a health professional and adhere to prescribed guidelines. Remember, more is not always better, and excessive use or deviating from prescription guidelines could worsen symptoms. Moreover, pregnant women should never use hormone creams unless specifically prescribed.

In the next section, we will look at the collaborative prescription process at the MediVera Compounding Pharmacy (formerly known as University Compounding Pharmacy) and the role it plays in BHRT.

Does Bioidentical Compounded Hormone Cream Require A Prescription?

Yes, a prescription is required for compounded BHRT creams. After identifying a hormone imbalance, your licensed healthcare provider collaborates with MediVera Compounding Pharmacy (formerly known as University Compounding Pharmacy) to formulate a personalized prescription that meets your specific needs.

The process of filling and making each individual prescription varies, but in most cases, formulations can be ready within 24 hours. Our pharmacists work with your doctor to create a safe formulation to help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

Proper Administration Of Hormone Creams

There are a few things to keep in mind when using cream-based medications. Follow these tips to get the most out of your BHRT cream.

  1. Application timing:
    Apply your prescription hormone cream on clean skin at consistent times each day for optimal effectiveness.
  2. Application site:
    Apply the cream to the inner upper arms or the inner upper thighs, and rotate the site of application to avoid skin irritation.
  3. Dosage instructions:
    Use the amount of cream prescribed by your doctor and pharmacist. If you miss a dose, never do a double dose, as it may cause uncomfortable side effects.
  4. How to apply:
    Gently rub the cream for at least 1 minute to aid absorption and maximize the cream’s effectiveness.
  5. Post application:
    Wash your hands thoroughly after application and avoid direct skin contact with others to minimize the risk of transferring the cream to them. In order to guarantee adequate absorption, avoid getting the area wet too soon after applying the cream.

Personalized BHRT Solutions At The MediVera Compounding Pharmacy (formerly known as University Compounding Pharmacy)

MediVera Compounding Pharmacy (formerly known as University Compounding Pharmacy) is a family-run business that offers high-quality, affordable, customized pharmaceuticals. We’ve earned an impressive reputation for our services, particularly excelling in hormone therapies and sexual health.

Beyond formulating BHRT creams, we also create custom-made prescriptions in a variety of delivery methods, such as solutions, capsules, and under-the-tongue lozenges. Ultimately, we collaborate with our patients’ physicians to develop the most effective treatment strategy that suits their individual needs and lifestyles.

Personalized BHRT Solutions At The MediVera Compounding Pharmacy (formerly known as University Compounding Pharmacy)

MediVera Compounding Pharmacy (formerly known as University Compounding Pharmacy) is a family-run business that offers high-quality, affordable, customized pharmaceuticals. We’ve earned an impressive reputation for our services, particularly excelling in hormone therapies and sexual health.

Beyond formulating BHRT creams, we also create custom-made prescriptions in a variety of delivery methods, such as solutions, capsules, and under-the-tongue lozenges. Ultimately, we collaborate with our patients’ physicians to develop the most effective treatment strategy that suits their individual needs and lifestyles.

Rediscover Balance With Hormone Creams

Experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of life. Men and women at any stage of life can re-discover balance, find quality relief, and regain a sense of normalcy with the benefits of BHRT creams.

At MediVera Compounding Pharmacy (formerly known as University Compounding Pharmacy), our tailored treatments are meticulously crafted to address your specific needs. Our goal is to not only alleviate troubling symptoms but also enhance your overall well-being.

So, if you’re facing the challenges of hormone imbalance, consider consulting with your doctor or a specialized hormone therapy practitioner. Trust that MediVera Compounding Pharmacy (formerly known as University Compounding Pharmacy) is here to provide you with high-quality, personalized hormone therapy. We prioritize your safety and support you every step of the way to improve your overall quality of life.

 

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