Hormone Replacement Therapy
Services offered to supplement hormones results in increased energy levels, improved focus and concentration, helps with lack of sexual desire and dysfunction and more!
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Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) Services:
Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT):
Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT) restores declining hormone levels associated with menopause (women with a personal history or a family history of breast cancer may not be candidates for estrogen replacement). The principal estrogens in a woman are estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and estriol (E3). Estradiol is the most potent of these estrogens and is produced by the ovary. Estrone and estriol are both metabolites of estradiol and are less potent, with estriol being the weakest. The most common form of ERT is a compounded formulation of Bi-Est (80% estriol / 20% estradiol) and Tri-Est (80% estriol/10% estradiol/10% estrone). The percentages of estrogen in each compound can be adjusted based upon test results to achieve an optimal patient outcome.
Progesterone Replacement Therapy:
Progesterone (P4) is a hormone produced in women by the adrenal glands, the ovaries and in the placenta during pregnancy. In men, smaller amounts of progesterone are produced in the testes and adrenal glands. Progesterone interacts with and mediates estrogen. Progesterone is know as a precursor hormone for estrogen, luteinizing hormone, and testosterone, among others. To a certain extent, progesterone controls the production of these other hormones and can help balance any deficiencies or excesses of them in your body. In addition to helping relieve the symptoms of menopause and PMS, progesterone is known to enhance energy and sexual libido, and to heighten feelings of well-being. Progesterone should not be confused with progestin. Progestin is a synthetic chemical and is unable to synthesize other hormones or help our bodies produce the other hormones it needs to function at full potential. Progesterone can be administered orally (powder or micronized in oil base as capsules, oral drops, or sublingual tablets), vaginally or rectally (with suppositories), through injections or topically with transdermal creams or gels.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT):
Testosterone, although a primary male hormone, also plays a role in women’s health. A decline in testosterone levels in men may be indicated by symptoms including loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, deterioration in ability to concentrate, poor muscle tone and strength, lack of endurance and mood swings. A decline in testosterone levels in women may accompany a decreased libido, irritability, weight gain, loss of lean muscle and osteoporosis. Testosterone contributes to higher energy levels and overall sense of well-being, increases lean body mass, and helps in building strong bones.
HRT Pellets are dispensed and packaged from our FDA-Registered 503B Outsourcing Facility that adheres to cGMP guidelines to offer unsurpassed quality.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT):
Bioidentical hormones have the exact molecular structure as natural human hormones and function the same. BHRT can be used to balance hormones that affect menopause and andropause symptoms, enabling men and women to reclaim their health and realize their optimal lifestyle.
The most common use of BHRT is to treat the symptoms of menopause in women. These can include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep problems, fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, foggy thinking, and mood changes.
Loss of Bone Density:
Postmenopausal osteoporosis affects many women during the first decade following menopause. Bones become brittle, fragile, and easily fractured. It is one of the most common postmenopausal problems that doctors treat.
Until they reach menopause, women are protected from many cardiovascular problems by their female hormones. However, once estrogen and certain adrenal hormones start to decline, women may need hormone replacement therapy to help protect their heart and blood vessels.
BHRT may help with vaginal dryness in women, decreased libido in both sexes, and sexual functioning issues in men.
Muscle and Strength Loss:
Men and women can lose muscle mass and strength as hormone levels decrease. Hormone replacement can help patients continue enjoying their favorite sports and activities.
Hormonal changes in menopause or andropause can cause or worsen mood swings, anxiety disorders, or depression. In addition to worry, fear, agitation, irritability, nervousness, and irrational thoughts, patients can have physical symptoms — rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, nausea, numbness, lightheadedness, shakiness, and high blood pressure.
Belmar’s Focus on Quality:
We comply strictly with all the regulatory standards for our industry, established by: State boards of pharmacy, which regulate all 503A pharmacies; FDA, which has oversight for the safety of all active pharmaceutical ingredients, etc.