Hormonal imbalances in a woman can occur at a time when she is experiencing the symptoms of perimenopause or menopause. The hormone imbalance can affect her ability to function normally, and make her feel inadequate in handling various tasks. Sometimes it may even become a cause of depression.
Compounding pharmacy treatments can effectively treat hormonal imbalances and improve the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. American Integrative Pharmacy, led by the judicious and committed Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides cutting edge compounding solutions to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and all the way from one side of this country to the next.
What is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause occurs when ovarian function diminishes in its production of estrogen, the ovulation process becomes irregular or the ovulation of the egg is suboptimal. The condition of perimenopause may last from six months to 10 years before the occurrence of menopause.
Perimenopause leads to reduction of estrogen and progesterone in the female body. Estrogen produces serotonin, which is a feel good neurotransmitter. Progesterone produces another calming neurotransmitter, which also helps to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s. When the production both of these hormones is cut back, the patient’s ability to cope with the challenges of everyday life can reduce.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is said to occur when a woman goes through a full one year without periods. Many of the symptoms of perimenopause also occur during menopause. But at this stage, the degenerative effects to the patient’s body begin to occur due to the deficiencies of estrogen and progesterone hormones.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a tried and tested solution in integrative pharmacy to correct or improve the balance of hormones. This can help to mitigate the symptoms of menopause and allow the body to recover from the degenerative effects previously caused by the hormonal deficiencies.
The doctor may require the patient to track her symptoms and record when they occur. The doctor will also order a comprehensive blood workup to evaluate the patient’s hormone levels. They may also look for any other contributing factors, such as thyroid problem or adrenal dysfunction.
Advantages of BHRT Treatment
The traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) typically involves the use of synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone. Extensive studies have shown that long term use of these synthetic hormones can have a negative impact on a woman’s body and general health.
Some studies have indicated that synthetic hormone drugs may considerably increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, cancer, dangerous blood clots, dementia, and breast cancer, particularly in women who smoke.
BHRT, on the other hand, has proved to be safer and more effective treatment for the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. These are plant derived hormones, and are structurally identically to the natural hormones produced in the human body.
Long term BHRT treatment in compounding pharmacy is encouraged because of its positive benefits in maintaining bone density, decreasing incidence of breast or uterine cancers, lowering the incidence of heart disease, and prevention of dementia.
The adept and highly professional AIP provides both traditional and modern compounding solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
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.