Benefits of Compounded Bioidentical Hormones
As a compounding pharmacy, our staff at Jolley’s works with patients and their practitioners to supplement important hormones back to minimum levels for the body to perform normal functions. Generally, this reduces symptoms. Sometimes, the treatment works within one day, and sometimes it takes a period of 3 to 4 months. We encourage patients to try it for at least 4 months. We can make changes as needed and hope that you will use our pharmacy. We can ship medications to you if you are not able to come in. If you choose to use another pharmacy, we recommend a PCCA trained compounding pharmacy that you can trust. Not all compounding pharmacies are created equal.
Jolley’s Compounding Pharmacy allows men and women suffering from a series of disorders to receive the highest levels of customer service, while conveniently filling their prescription medications. Among the medications that Jolley’s Compounding Pharmacy dispenses are bio-identical hormones, and they allow men and women to choose from a variety of delivery methods to balance their hormones. Some of the benefits to using compounded bio-identical hormones include:
Improved PMS Symptoms
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of physical and emotional symptoms related to a woman’s menstrual cycle, such as bloating or breast tenderness, defined as a consistent pattern of emotional and physical symptoms that are of sufficient severity to interfere with some aspects of life, occurring during the ten days prior to menses and vanishing either shortly before or shortly after the start of menstrual flow. A common treatment for PMS is progesterone taken the last two weeks of the cycle, along with a good vitamin supplement.
Decreased Perimenopausal Issues
Perimenopause is the term used to describe the menopause transition years, from around 35 to early 50’s. Some symptoms include hot flashes, mood changes, insomnia, fatigue, and memory problems. For Hot flashes, night sweats, and similar symptoms, if the patient is found low in all four tested hormones, they usually are prescribed a topical cream applied to the thighs or other areas of the skin once or twice daily. Alternatively, lozenges or troches are used. In addition, a progesterone capsule is given at night to help with sleep. The body processes it differently than the cream, so both forms are typically needed.
Reduced Menopause Symptoms
Menopause is defined as one year with no periods. The onset is generally in the late 40s to early 50’s. At this stage, women’s hormones often may be unbalanced and women commonly experience hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, mood changes, weight gain, and decreased libido (sex drive). Menopausal symptoms should first be documented with either saliva or blood testing, and our staff at Jolley’s prefer saliva testing because it gives them more precise and useful information. In most cases, women with symptoms will show signs of low progesterone and often low estradiol (a form of estrogen) as well. Less commonly, they will show signs of low Testosterone or DHEA.
For those who have had frequent miscarriages, and have what is called “Luteal Phase Deficiency” supplementing progesterone from time of ovulation to the 13th week of pregnancy is often prescribed. For women with a low sex drive or libido, topical testosterone in low doses applied vaginally has been prescribed to help in this area. This was made popular by Oprah Winfrey years ago, and the pharmacists at Jolley’s Compounding Pharmacy have other treatment options that could be discussed for those interested.
Improved Andropause Symptoms
For men dealing with age related hormone decline, bio-identical testosterone, DHEA, or Human Growth Hormone may help to recover wellness and vitality. Starting in a man’s 30’s, hormones can begin to gradually decline, and they continue to slowly decline until the 40’s and 50’s, when they take a steep drop. This dramatic drop in hormone production can result in male andropause, which causes symptoms that include low libido, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, muscle atrophy, insomnia, reduced stamina, anxiety, depression, poor sleep, weight gain, and fatigue.
Reduced Effects of Stress
If a saliva test shows high cortisol, phosphatidylserine capsules are often recommended to help with stress and mental acuity. Adrenotone capsules three times a day is often recommended to support the adrenal glands with high or low cortisol, for people dealing with stress over long periods of time, often resulting in adrenal exhaustion.
Expertly compounded bio-identical hormones can provide these benefits and help men and women to have more active and healthy lives. Salt Lake City Compounding has allowed thousands of men and women to improve their overall quality of life and sense of wellbeing.