As we age, our bodies naturally slow down in the production of sex hormones, including progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen. Symptoms in men may include a decrease in sex drive and/or performance, weight gain, loss of strength, and mental fogginess. Women can have the same symptoms as men, but can also experience hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and insomnia. Some people go through these changes in hormones without much bother, while others feel very uncomfortable and seek help.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help these symptoms. Bio-identical hormones are plant derived and have the same structure as the hormones produced in the human body. This is different from synthetic hormones that are only approximately 30% identical to those in humans. They are also formulated uniquely for each patient, based on the patients symptoms and lab results. Often, they are given in the form of a cream or vaginal suppository to decrease over all side effects. Once ordered by your physician, the compounding pharmacy will deliver them right to your door.