Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy Blog
By: Jasmine R. Butler
As a person ages, significant internal changes arise causing an imbalance in hormone levels. These hormones are produced in the ovaries, and are important in regulating the menstrual cycle, as well as playing an integral role in successful pregnancies.
When an individual is in the peri-menopause stage, their ovaries begin to shrink, thus, leading to a fluctuation in both estrogen and progesterone levels.
Menopause, defined as the time of your last menstrual period, usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 54 and is associated with many signs and symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and sleep disturbances. These symptoms vary per individual and can last for months and even years!
In order to relieve symptoms of menopause, physicians usually prescribe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones are plant-derived hormones that are chemically similar and structurally identical to the natural hormones produced in your body. Biomedical hormones commonly used such as micronized estradiol and progesterone are commercially available products that have been approved and labeled as safe by the FDA for use in these therapies.
At Sweetgrass, we specialize in compounding hormone replacement therapies and offer many different formulations to meet your specific needs! Stop by today and talk with our pharmacists about our compounded hormone replacement therapy!
“Women's Health Care Physicians.” ACOG, www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Gynecologic-Practice/Compounded-Bioidentical-Menopausal-Hormone-Therapy?IsMobileSet=false.
“Facts about Menopausal Hormone Therapy .” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/pht_facts.pdf.