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What You Need to Know About Compounded Hormones

February 12th, 2016

Compounded hormone therapy delivers the safest form of estrogen for menopause treatment

More and more women are choosing to use compounded hormone therapy to treat their menopause symptoms. In fact, according to a study recently published in the journal Menopause, experts estimate that almost half of all women receiving hormone therapy are now using compounded hormones.

Why Women Need Compounded Hormones

There is actually more than one type of estrogen active in a woman’s body. This means that in order to feel your best, you must be prescribed a customized dose of estrogens that contains the right types of the hormone in the right amounts. This can only be accomplished by using a compounding pharmacy.

Most doctors find it too inconvenient to use a compounding pharmacy, so they only prescribe estradiol. This means their patients are missing out on the healthful effects of estriol, a milder form of estrogen that actually helps to protect against breast cancer.

At Renew Woman™, we go the extra mile to provide compounded prescriptions so you get the exact treatment you need to feel your best.

Compounded Hormones Must Be Administered Properly

Some experts suspect that women are switching to compounded hormones because they believe that compounded hormone therapy will automatically protect them against health risks associated with estrogen replacement therapy. In reality, any therapy can cause side effects when it is administered improperly.

For example, estrogen and progesterone must always be replaced together. Without progesterone, estrogen has the potential to trigger unchecked cell growth, aka cancer. This is true whether you are using compounded hormones or not.

It is essential to ensure your estrogen therapy is provided by a true expert like Renew Woman™. We never prescribe estrogen without progesterone, and we always use bioidentical hormones. Synthetic hormones have been associated with cancer.

Always Use a Trusted Compounding Pharmacy

One final consideration to keep in mind is that the quality of the pharmacy that prepares your prescription can have a big impact on your health and safety.

Renew Woman™ is careful to partner only with the best, most reliable pharmacies. We screen all of the compounding pharmacies we use to prepare our prescriptions very carefully to make sure our clients are getting the very best quality products.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of compounded hormone therapy using bioidentical estrogen and progesterone, please contact Renew Woman™ at 800-859-7511.

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