Why is hormonal balance important?
Hormones are special chemicals produced by the human body that control nearly all bodily functions. From your metabolism and sexual function, to heart and bone health, hormones are responsible for keeping your body functioning properly.
It’s easy to understand that when the levels of your hormones – estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are some common examples – are low or out of balance, a variety of side effects can occur for both women and men.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are created in a lab to match the characteristics of those made by the human body. Many bioidentical hormones are derived from plants. The dosage and potency of the hormones can be customized in a compound medication to fit a patient’s personal hormonal needs.
Achieving hormonal balance can greatly reduce the symptoms that accompany fluctuating hormone levels. Customized treatment with bioidentical hormones for both women and men can be formulated as pills, patches, creams, gels or shots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bioidentical hormones with customized compounding medication help women & men control and diagnose various symptoms. Major uses & benefits of using bioidentical hormonal treatment are as follows:
- Control hot flashes & night sweats
- Treat low sperm count, menopause and improving sex drive
- Promote improved sleep, mood & memory
- Control thinning of hair & hair loss
- Treatment against dry skin, acne, scars, bone strength, etc.
- Weight loss & sleep disorder
- Treatment against anxiety & depression
- Vaginal dryness & enlarged breast tissue
There is no timeline or limit on how long you can continue bioidentical hormone treatment. Depending on your body, health, and age the doctor will prescribe the timeline and treatment. Some continue treatment for 3-5 years or 4-6 months depending on the severity of the issue and if they are happy with the results.
Most people don’t have any problems or side effects when they stop the bioidentical hormonal treatment. However, stopping it suddenly does increase the risk of symptoms returning. To reduce the risk and side effects, the doctors will gradually reduce the dosage over time.
One should take bioidentical hormonal treatment only after consultation with your doctor. A person with a history of cancer, stroke, should avoid taking bioidentical hormone treatment. The compounding pharmacist at Vios will prescribe a full line of customized compounded medication, according to your physician’s orders.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as bioidentical hormone therapy or natural hormone therapy, is the use of hormones that are identical on a molecular level with endogenous hormones in hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical hormones can be used in the following forms:
- Transdermal Patches
- Vaginal Rings
Yes, bioidentical hormones help with weight loss. The compounding pharmacist at Vios will consult with your physician and recommend bioidentical hormone customized compounding medication for your weight loss treatment. You can see the benefits in few weeks.
There are certain side effects that occur when a dose is first given which is natural as the body is not used to the new level of hormones. The doctor will prescribe the dose accordingly in the initial phase. As the body adjusts to the new level of hormones, many of these side effects get better. The common side effects while undergoing bioidentical hormone therapy are as follows:
- Getting Headaches
- Felling Tiredness
- Frequent Mood Swings
- Stomach Bloating
- Increased Facial Hair on Women
- Itching and redness around the area where you get the shot or apply the patch, cream, or gel
Vios compounding pharmacists will consult with your doctors, check your medical history before prescribing any bioidentical compound medication. This reduces the risk and increases effectiveness.
Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to maintain highest quality at competitive price for our customers. Feel free to contact us via phone or email to get the best pricing.
We accept prescriptions by a licensed practitioner or a physician with prescriptive authority.
We will work with your insurance provider to coordinate coverage, ensuring that you will always receive the highest medication coverage and the best price options available based on your personalized plan.