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Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone levels play an important role in your ability to maintain a level of good health. Any hormonal imbalance, deficiency or age-related fluctuation can have a profound negative effect on your quality of life. The symptoms of these hormonal problems can have a debilitating effect on every aspect of your life. If you feel you may be having problems, your first step is achieving health hormone balance is to know your hormone status. The comprehensive tests offered at Shinabery's Compounding Pharmacy will not only detect any hormone imbalances, but also shed light on any potential or existing health problems. Plus, these tests will allow you and your health and wellness team to keep an eye on the effectiveness of supplemental hormones on your body. Shinabery's Compounding Pharmacy offers complete hormone therapy and will work together with your physician and health and wellness team to help discover the best therapy for your particular needs.

The importance of hormone balance

Having your hormones in balance is a vital key to maintaining a level of good health. Despite what you may have heard, Hormone Imbalance is not something that only happens to women or people over 40. It can happen to anyone at any age. As your hormone levels decline, so does your health. Plus, as hormone levels drop, aging accelerates. It is important to watch your diet and lifestyle, as these are very important factors to hormone balance. When looking at a hormone therapy, you must remember that every individual is unique, so any hormone replacement therapy must be customized to each needs of each individual patient.

Stages of life associated with hormonal imbalance
  • Premenopause / Premenopause

    This is when the production of natural hormones begins to decline, which has the potential to cause a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include PMS, weight gain and infertility.

  • Perimenopause

    Perimenopause normally signals the beginning of menopause as it is during this stage that the first symptoms of menopause are experience. This is when a woman begins to experiences a lack of ovulation or erratic menstrual cycles. In the absence of the proper levels of progesterone, estrogen levels rapidly fluctuate from high to low.

  • Menopause

    Menopause is loosely defined as when a woman goes a full year without a period.

  • Postmenopause

    As ovulation ends, an imbalance in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone ratio can occur in which the ovarian production of estrogen can drop as much as 60%. Plus, progesterone levels can also drop down to zero. Unlike the menopausal stage, during postmenopause symptoms typically become more moderate to mild, therefore hormone treatments need to be adjusted accordingly.

  • Adrenal Fatigue

    Adrenal fatigue happens when there is an imbalance in the hormone Cortisol. Constant or intense levels of stress can be a trigger for adrenal fatigue. Due to the fact that cortisol levels in our body fluctuate throughout the day from high to low, adrenal fatigue often goes undetected and is difficult to treat. Shinabery's Compounding Pharmacy has accurate methods to measure your cortisol levels and determine an effective treatment if you suffer from the symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
Note: All compounded preparations require a doctor's prescription.