Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy has evolved over the years as the medical profession has learned more about endocrinology, how hormones work, and how the human body responds to their effects. HRT reached a turning point in the 1990s as a result of a large study involving women’s health called the Women’s Health Initiative. Part of this study looked at traditional HRT and how it impacted women’s health, and the results were shocking. The study showed larger than expected hormone-related cancers, and consequently, women were almost immediately taken off their HRT regimens. This left women searching for relief from the symptoms of menopause: hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, mood swings, osteoporosis, sleeplessness, and more. To fill this void, compounding pharmacies began working with providers to remedy the problem by providing comprehensive options in education and custom-fit HRT. Check out this month’s “Topic of the Month” on our Facebook page or call the store for more information about your current options regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy.