Compounding is a way of mixing medicines and natural hormones to meet your specific medical needs. Traditional, one-size-fits-all prescriptions can miss the mark on what’s causing your hormone issues. That’s because everyone is different, so everyone has different, special medical needs that need to be addressed before they can get better.
Yes, we’re all human, but our bodies work and adjust to our environment in vastly different ways. Think about it: That’s why sometimes people catch colds during cold season, but others pass through the season unscathed. Our immune systems are different. Our chemical makeup is different. To the point, our genealogical makeup is different, so it’s OK – it’s necessary, actually – for you to take medicine that addresses your specific needs.
Compounding can aid your hormone therapy in a number of ways – in as many ways as there are hormone deficiencies.
Here are three benefits of using compounding for hormone therapy:
1. Compounding for hormone therapy can help combat the symptoms of aging
Your body starts to age because it’s not able to retain the hormone levels it needs in order to stay young. Your body’s natural hormones start to deplete the older you get, causing you to lose energy, skin elasticity, sex drive and more.
Restoring your body to its ideal hormone levels can not only make you feel young again, but it can also make you look young again. Oftentimes, when you have energy and a healthy emotional outlook on life, your feelings radiate from you from the inside out, creating the appearance that you’ve gone back in time several years.
Compounding can help you return to your body’s ideal hormone levels and not the ideal hormone levels of the “average” person your age. Not only does compounding allow you to take the dosages that you need to improve, on your terms, but it also gives you access to more medicines than those that are advertised and it allows you to bypass medicines that you might be allergic to.
2. Compounding for hormone therapy can help alleviate symptoms of menopause and andropause
Menopause and andropause are reasons that you might consider hormone therapy. Both conditions occur sometime past middle age, leading into the later years of life. As you age, your body stops naturally producing hormones, such as estrogen (in women, causing menopause) and testosterone (in men, causing andropause).
Compounding can help you replenish your body with either natural estrogen hormones or natural testosterone hormones. Taking synthetic supplements or general medications (meant to aid people with general sexual hormone issues) may not provide you with enough hormones or, worse, bombard your body with more hormones than you need.
“Overdosing” on estrogen for women can lead to body hair growth, excessive vaginal bleeding, nausea, breast soreness and more. Likewise, taking too much testosterone can also have adverse effects, such as headaches, seizures, blurry vision or temporary blindness and weakness in the body and limbs. Compounding hormone therapy is the safer option.
3. Compounding for hormone therapy can help you lose weight
Did you know that sometimes it’s just not possible to lose weight – no matter how much you exercise and how hard you try to eat healthy? No, we’re serious. Some people have a hard time losing weight, even though they’re doing all the right things, because of thyroid or adrenal hormone deficiencies.
When your thyroid and adrenal glands aren’t working properly, it not only makes you gain weight (by storing the carbohydrates you eat in your body, rather than expelling them as energy) but it also diminishes your energy sources so that you’re not as willing or able to work off the weight you gained.
Compounding hormone therapy can help restore your thyroid and adrenal hormone levels to the right place for your physique. Not only will you stop gaining weight (due to forces outside your control), but you’ll also regain the energy needed to lose the weight you gained when your hormones were out of sorts.
Reach out to a compounding pharmacy for help
Pacifica Pharmacy specializes in pharmacy compounding and hormone therapy that can restore your body to its rightful condition, on its own terms. We won’t give you more medicine than your body needs – nor will we deprive your body of the medicine it needs. In a “Goldie Locks” method, we provide you with the materials you need to make your body “just right” again.
For more information about pharmacy compounding and hormone therapy options, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re ready to speak with a trained professional today, you can feel free to call us at 310-530-0831 or at our toll-free number, 877-530-0831.