BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as bioidentical hormone therapy or natural hormone therapy. This therapy uses hormones that are identical to the endogenous hormones at a molecular level in hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones are natural, plant based-substances that have an identical structure and chemical composition as the hormones naturally produced by your body and provide the most natural way to address medical issues associated with hormone deficiencies and imbalances.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Hot Flashes
- Lack of Energy
- Mood Swings
- Lack of Concentration
- Lack of Motivation
- Decreased Muscle Tone
- Hair Loss
- Weight Gain
- Lack of Sex Drive (libido)
At Bay Life Compounding Pharmacy, we address issues and provide solutions for issues related to men’s health. Men’s health compounding Pharmacy has online services related to bioidentical hormones. We provide our customers one-stop access to several brands which manufacture bioidentical hormones, bioidentical hormone creams and injections.
Typically, compounded preparations of bioidentical hormones include estriol, estrone, estradiol, testosterone, progesterone and sometimes dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), either individually or in specific combinations.
They are promoted as natural, safer and (in some cases) more efficacious than chemical hormone therapy. Estimates from the sales of bulk hormones for compounding suggest that more than one million women may be using compounded BHT. They are expected to have the same risks as conventional hormone preparations in the similar category.
How does compounding work?
Compounding pharmacies can produce unique dosage forms based on patient preferences and/or restrictions. Examples include dye-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free, and/or sugar-free forms of medications.
Many compounds are specialized medication combinations or liquid or cream forms of products that are not otherwise commercially available.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Compounding?
In general, compounding is a practice in which a licensed pharmacist, upon a physicians’ prescription order, combines, mixes, or alters ingredients of a drug to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
A health care provider will prescribe a compounded drug when commercially available products do not meet your needs. Preparing a paste or suspension from crushed tablets is one example of compounding. Likewise, adding flavoring to medication is also compounding.
Is a prescription required?
Yes, a prescription order from a physician is required for the pharmacist to compound your medication to meet your specific needs.
Are compounded prescriptions covered by insurance?
Some health insurance plans cover compounded medications. Check with your insurance company to see if you have coverage. Many pharmacies are able to bill insurance companies directly for compounded medications. If unable to bill your insurance company, you may submit a claim form to your insurance company to reimburse you directly. Depending on the nature of the product, these medications may be just as affordable as your conventional prescriptions.
How does my medical provider play a role in compounding?
Many medical providers are aware of the practice of compounding, and they may work with your local compounding pharmacy to provide the right medication for you. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor today if you feel that a compounded prescription may be a better way to manage a health condition for you or your family member.
Does a compounding pharmacist have special training?
All pharmacists are taught in pharmacy school how to properly compound medications, and many compounding pharmacists have advanced training after pharmacy school graduation. Compounding pharmacists utilize their unique pharmacy skills, knowledge, and creativity to work with you and your prescriber to prepare medication in a dosage form that has been customized to your particular needs.
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