Hormone Replacement Therapy:
Shedding New Light on an Old Myth

Are you a female between the ages of thirty to fifty years of age, wondering why you’re experiencing…

  • Migraines
  • Mood Swings
  • Weight Gain
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Hot Flashes
  • Acne
  • Decreased Sex Drive

Are you pre/post-menopausal and suffer symptoms because you fear estrogen or other hormone replacement therapies (HRTs) may lead to breast cancer? Or have you gone through menopause over ten years ago and think there is no need or benefit in HRTs?

Do you think, or have you been told that these symptoms are just an expected sign of aging? How many of you see an eye doctor and ask to have the vision of a 70-year-old, when understandably we’d all like to have the vision of a 30-year-old? Why should treating hormone deficiencies be any different?

Bio-identical hormone therapy may reduce cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, dementia, osteoporosis, hot flashes and many other conditions previously thought to be normal signs of aging. Did you know many of the concerns associated with HRTs have been linked to synthetic hormones Premarin and Provera (medroxyprogesterone) – not bio-identical hormones?

Results of a French twelve-year study of 80,000 women showed no increased cancer risk in women using bio-identical estrogen and progesterone therapies when compared to women using no hormones. Women using bio-identical HRT may enjoy relief from many of the pre/post-menopausal symptoms, both minor and major, once dosing of each hormone is in proper balance.

Starting as early as your late 20’s and through to your late 40’s, females can start to significantly reduce the production of progesterone compared to estrogen, leading to what is known as “Estrogen Dominance.” Symptoms can include:

  • Irregular Menses
  • Insomnia
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Mood Swings
  • Hot Flashes
  • Acne
  • Weight Gain of Hips and Thighs
  • Migraines

We urge those who are seeking information or just curious about what HRTs can do for them to call or come into Carmel Valley Pharmacy and speak with our staff. Many retail pharmacies don’t compound, so many patients are often times unaware of how compounded medication like HRTs can improve quality of life. For many, becoming educated can be the first step in a positive, life-improving direction. As society moves forward in scientific achievements it is time to throw out old ways of thinking and embrace new medical approaches that may allow us to live our lives to the fullest.





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