More than 19 million Americans suffer from depression every year. Depression can affect anyone, irrespective of age or gender. If it is determined that depression is being caused, in part, due to a medical condition such as hormonal imbalance or deficiency of serotonin, compounding pharmacy treatments can help.
In such cases, antidepressants will only mask the symptoms, but not eliminate the problem from the root. Innovative treatment options in compounded medication as well as hormone replacement therapies can treat the underlying problem and turn the depression around.
Committed and astute Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah of the American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) provides innovative and advanced integrative pharmacy solutions to address the symptoms of depression. AIP provides treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Antidepressant medications are usually unsatisfactory or ineffective for the majority of patients suffering from depression. At the same time, many patients report undesirable side effects such as loss of libido, weight gain, fatigue and insomnia, apart from withdrawal symptoms when the medications are stopped.
Compounding pharmacy offers better treatment options, such as thyroid hormone T3, oxytocin, and natural bioidentical serotonin. Each of these treatments has demonstrated a positive effect on the symptoms of depression, and has not been associated with the side effects typically seen after antidepressants are taken.
Treatment with the T3
The active thyroid hormone T3 can improve a patient’s response to antidepressants. Furthermore, it can be significantly effective on its own, even in the patients who appear to have normal thyroid levels. Many patients of depression may have undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction as a key contributor to the condition, which can be improved with T3 therapy.
Oxytocin hormone is another promising treatment in compounded pharmacy to treat the symptoms of depression. Oxytocin is commonly called the cuddle hormone because it is known to create a sense of attachment and bonding.
Studies have shown that pregnant women with low oxytocin levels are at a higher risk of postpartum depression. Oxytocin induces feelings of optimism and enhances self-esteem. It may also reduce pain, which can be a major contributor to depression.
Serotonin is a new therapy, which has shown positive outcomes for depression. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter present in the body and produced in the brain. A growing number of doctors are now beginning to use serotonin therapy. This neurotransmitter performs a complex role in the brain and controls functions such as mood, behavior, sleep, sexual desire, balancing obsessive compulsive behavior, and supporting memory formation and learning.
Studies have shown that low serotonin levels or too few serotonin releasing receptors or excessive serotonin reabsorption may cause depression in some patients. Treatments in integrative pharmacy are available, which can improve the serotonin levels in the brain through oral or injectable delivery. The treatment avoids the side effects of conventional antidepressants and creates a positive effect on depression.
AIP provides traditional as well as modern compounding pharmacy treatments, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and even beyond―from one coast all the way to the other.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.