Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

A woman's sex hormones decrease as she ages with a precipitous drop occurring during and after menopause. The results of this phenomenon will manifest as significant clinical symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, sexual dysfunction, sleep dysfunction, problems with concentration and memory, and vaginal dryness. Menopause happens; but, the symptoms don't necessarily have to.

Calhoun Drug Company can assist you in offering therapies to ameliorate thses symptoms by supplementing a lack of production with bio-identical hormones derived from natural substances such as soy and yam. The resultant molecules are identical to those produced by your own body; unlike many mass produced, commercially available hormones that only "resemble" the intended chemical. We can incorporate these hormones into cosmetically elegant, hypo-allergenic, creams and gels to be applied topically or vaginally. We can also deliver these medications via capsules, orally disintegrating tablets called troches and suppositories.

BHRT is not just for women either. A man's testosterone production peaks around the age of 18 and continually decreases over time. The result is a decrease in muscle mass and labido and an increase in body fat percentage. This is an often overlooked side effect of aging and can be treated with careful supplementation.

We have come along way since the WHO trials in making these therapies much safer; however, no treatment is without risk and a thorough examination and prescription from your physician is required.

According to clinical trials, BHRT reduces hip and clinical vertebral fractures by 43%.*
*Dipiro, Joseph et al, Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach 7th edition, McGraw-Hill Medical, New York, NY. 2008