Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Program at Tache Pharmacy
Are you looking for Bioidentical Hormone Therapy options in Winnipeg?
As women reach their late 30s and beyond, natural fluctuations in estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and other hormones occur.
These natural fluctuations can lead to unpleasant symptoms which can mildly, or significantly, effect quality of life.
Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (204) 233-3469 to find out more about our bioidentical hormone therapy consultations.
Or keep reading to learn all about the process…
“Fantastic staff and Scott is very knowledgeable.” – Brenda Ezinicki, Tache Pharmacy customer
Are you experiencing any of these common symptoms related to hormone imbalance, perimenopause or menopause?:
- sleep disturbances
- foggy thinking
- memory lapses
- mood swings
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- weight gain
- vaginal dryness
- hair loss
- bloating / stomach issues
- irregular periods
- low sex drive
- skin aging
Are any of these symptoms bothering you?
If they are affecting your quality of life you may benefit from a consultation with our bioidentical hormone therapy specialist and pharmacist, Scott.
Bioidentical hormones mimic your body’s natural hormones and are considered safe. Bioidentical hormones are different from the synthetic hormones which have been linked to harmful effects.
Synthetic versions of estrogen and progesterone have been linked to adverse effects such as cancer and cardiovascular disorders. Bioidentical hormones are not known to produce these adverse effects.
If you would like to learn more about BHRT we strongly recommend reading the book “Discovering Your True Balance with Bioidentical Hormones” by Dr. Ron Brown. This is an excellent resource for learning about, and understanding, bioidentical hormones and their benefits.
Benefits of BHRT
The benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is that it can help significantly reduce the symptoms listed above.
BHRT can also reduce your risk of experiencing cataracts, diabetes and even tooth loss.
You may even experience improvements in your skin. These improvements can include increased hydration, elasticity and skin thickness. BHRT may even reduce wrinkles.
For more information about how hormones can effect your skin visit the Chatelaine article Fight Aging and Look Younger by Balancing Your Hormones
For women who have had cancer treatments that affect their estrogen levels, BHRT can improve overall well-being and quality of life.
In fact, women with cancer who used BHRT experienced improvements in treatment-related adverse effects such as incontinence, insomnia, migraines and low libido. Recurrence rate of breast cancer was found to be the same as women who did not use BHRT.
A study titled “Effectiveness of compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy: an observational cohort study” by Andres D Ruiz et al. (BMC women’s health 11 (1), 27, 2011) found the following results:
“Women (n = 296) receiving BHRT at Oakdell Pharmacy had a mean (standard deviation) age of 52 (9) years.
The most common BHRT dosage forms utilized were topical (71%) and oral (43%). Compounded BHRT regimens were generally initiated at low doses regardless of route.
Women experienced a 25% decrease in emotional lability (p < 0.01), a 25% decrease in irritability (p < 0.01), and a 22% reduction in anxiety (p = 0.01) within 3 to 6 months.
These women also experienced a 14% reduction in night sweats (p = 0.09) and a 6% reduction in hot flashes (p = 0.50).
This study demonstrates that compounded BHRT improves mood symptoms.”
Call us today at (204) 233-3469 to arrange a consultation or just to find out more. There is no obligation.
Download our patient information sheet Applying Topical Estrogens.
The Importance of Hormone Balance
Hormone imbalance is common.
It is especially common in women entering perimenopause and menopause.
Hormones, the interplay of various hormones in creating hormone balance and hormone therapy can be a very complicated topic. Let us demistify and simplify it for you.
Let’s get started…
The levels of various hormones are highly interconnected.
Levels of one hormone can affect the functioning of another.
Hormone imbalances can lead to significant unwanted symptoms. These symptoms can range from minor nuisance to a major disruption in quality of life.
Because of the complexity of hormones and the potential health effects, hormone replacement therapy recommendations require specialized knowledge.
Our Pharmacists Have Specialized Knowledge
In-depth knowledge of the various factors leading to hormone imbalances is essential in order to correct those imbalances.
The specific symptoms provide us clues as to what imbalances are occurring.
Specialized knowledge of common symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, foggy thinking, memory lapses, anxiety, depression, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and vaginal dryness help in narrowing the root cause.
Also, expertise related to lifestyle factors such as stress reduction, sleep hygiene, diet, and exercise as well as supplements (vitamins, minerals, and herbals) can aid in optimizing an individual’s overall health and well-being.
At Tache Pharmacy we offer one-on-one consultations with pharmacists who have had specialized training in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
This allows us to provide personalized recommendations to help restore hormone balance.
The Consultation Process
It is very important to understand that in order for our pharmacists to make a proper recommendation a lot of time and research is involved.
Hundreds of hours of study and training have been invested in creating our consultation program.
Each consultation is unique, complicated and very involved. This requires time and expertise. Our consultation fee covers this time, expertise and continuous training.
Due to this fact, we are not able to make recommendations for free without a consultation with patients.
To make our recommendations, we utilize a detailed health questionnaire completed by each patient.
This questionnaire includes questions regarding:
- treatment goals
- medical history
- symptom inventory
This information along with saliva testing (optional but strongly suggested) help to assure the most appropriate advice can be given.
A detailed, personalized hormone report is prepared.
A physician report is also provided if any bioidentical hormones are recommended.
Often times nutritional supplements are also recommended should it be determined they can help optimize therapy.
Once the consultation process is completed and you begin the recommended therapies, follow up is provided. Follow up is usually at one and three month intervals.
This follow up is done to monitor progress and to provide any additional advice required should any issues arise. We want to ensure optimal outcomes are achieved.
Most patients notice symptom improvement and tolerate bioidentical hormone therapy very well.
Common nutritional supplements we see recommended during hormone replacement therapy include:
- Ortho Molecular AdreneVive
- Ortho Molecular EstroDIM
- Ortho Molecular Thyrotain
- Metagenics SPM Active
- Life Extension Bioactive Complete B-Complex
For detailed product information on AdreneVive download the Ortho Molecular AdreneVive Product Information Sheet.
Interested in learning more about EstroDIM download the Ortho Molecular EstroDIM Product Information Sheet.
If you would like more information on Thyrotain download the Ortho Molecular Thyrotain Product Information Sheet.
For more information on Metagenics SPM Active download the SPM Active Product Information Sheet.
The Life Extension Bioactive Complete B-Complex is usually recommended for women taking estrogen hormone replacement.
Proud Member of PCCA
Tache Pharmacy is proud member of PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) and can compound your custom-made bioidentical hormone preparation in our compounding department.
Our Background in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Consultations
Tache Pharmacy has helped numerous patients restore hormone balance since it established the bioidentical hormone therapy program in 2002.
Every effort is made to supply you with the most up-to-date information and best advice that we can provide.
Bio-Identical Hormone Compounding
Are you experiencing symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, irritability, or concentration difficulties?
Are you wondering if bioidentical hormone therapy could be right for you?
Bio-Identical Hormone compounding is used to supplement or replace hormones missing from the human body.
Bio-identical hormones have chemical structures identical to what the body produces such as:
Hormone therapy is prescribed by physicians and is used to relieve the symptoms of:
Bio-Identical hormones can be prepared in a variety of delivery forms including:
- topical creams
- topical gels
Frequently Asked Questions
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