Depression is more common than what most people like to believe. This illness can affect anyone, and each year more than 19 million Americans are affected by depression. It can hamper the patient’s ability to work or go to school, have an impact on their relationships, and make daily activities more difficult to perform. Pain and headaches may also occur due to depression.
In many cases, depression may be caused by a medical condition such as hormonal imbalance or deficiency of serotonin. In such cases, safe, judicious, and salient compounding pharmacy treatments can help to address the symptoms successfully. Rather than just hide the symptoms with antidepressants, compounding medications can treat the underlying problem and provide sustainable relief.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides advanced and innovative compounding solutions for the symptoms of depression to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Limitations of Mainstream Drugs
According to several research studies, popular medications for depression are no more effective than a placebo. Patients often report no real relief from these drugs, yet many suffer from their side effects, which may include loss of libido, weight gain, fatigue and insomnia. Severe withdrawal symptoms may occur when the patient stops taking these drugs, making it difficult to reduce dependency.
Treatments Options in Compounding Pharmacy
Some of the tried and tested options in integrative pharmacy have shown much better results. These include the thyroid hormone T3, oxytocin and natural bioidencial serotonin. Each of these treatments has demonstrated positive effects against depression, and they have not indicated the side effects that are typically noticed with antidepressants.
Thyroid Hormone T3
T3 can be significantly effective in treating patients of depression, even when the patient who appears to have normal thyroid levels. In any cases, studies have shown that many patients of depression have undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction, which is the underlying cause or key contributor to their depression. T3, as an active thyroid hormone, can also improve the patient’s response to antidepressant medications.
The hormone oxytocin is another promising treatment for depression. Oxytocin is commonly called the ‘love hormone’ because it is released by the brain during physical intimacy as well as during childbirth. It helps to generate a feeling of attachment and bonding.
Studies have shown that pregnant women with low levels of oxytocin are at a higher risk of postpartum depression. Oxytocin is also known to induce optimism and promote self-esteem, and even relieve pain, which are all contributors to depression.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter naturally found in the body and produced in the brain. It plays a complex role in the brain, and influences functions such as mood, sleep, behavior, sexual drive, memory and learning. Studies have shown that patients with depression may have lower levels of serotonin or excessive serotonin reabsorption activity in the brain.
The regular use of antidepressants may also deplete the natural serotonin levels. Giving a controlled dosage of bioidentical hormone serotonin can have a positive effect on depression without the side effects of antidepressants. AIP provides both traditional and modern services in compounding pharmacy, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and all across this country from one side to the other.
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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.