BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES

Belle Mead provides many types of bioidentical hormone replacement medications including: Testosterone, DHEA, Estriol, Estradiol, Progesterone, and Pregnenolone. To order simply have your doctor send a prescription to Belle Mead. Once we receive the prescription your bioidentical hormone will be ready in one to two days. Delivery is free. We price match all compounding pharmacies. 

BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Men and Women may experience hormonal decline associated with aging. The imbalance level of hormoes may fluctuate or diminish, causing uncomfortable symptoms. Symptoms for women include: change in menstrual cycle, hot flashes and/or night sweats, trouble sleeping, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, mood swings and weight gain. Symptoms for men Include: low energy, decreased muscle mass, low libido, increased body fat of the upper and mid-section, mood changes and trouble sleeping. Bioidentical hormone replacement medications are used to address thes symptoms.  These medicnes include: Testosterone, DHEA, Estriol, Estradiol, and Progesterone.

TESTOSTERONE FAQ

The two main causes of low testosterone are:

  • diminishing levels of the hormone as a normal result of aging.

  • problems or the pituitary or adrenal glands.

Testosterone decreases naturally as we age. ​


For women, medications that combat the side effects of menopause can lower testosterone levels. One such medicine is oral estrogen.  Problems with the ovaries and adrenal glands can also cause lower levels of testosterone. A woman may have reduced levels if her ovaries have been removed, for example, or if she has adrenal insufficiency, which means that the adrenal glands do not work correctly

ESTROGEN FAQ

Estrogens actually refers to a group of related hormones, each with a unique profile of activity. Under normal circumstances, a woman’s circulating estrogen levels fluctuate based on her menstrual cycle. For BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, these hormones are often prescribed in combination to re-establish a normal physiologic balance. The three main estrogens produced in female humans are:

  • E1 (Estrone; 10-20% of circulating estrogens) is the primary estrogen produced after menopause.

  • E2 (Estradiol; 10-30% of circulating estrogens) is the most potent and major secretory product of the ovary, and the predominant estrogen produced before menopause.

  • E3 (60-80% of circulating estrogens)

 

PROGESTERONE FAQ

Progesterone:

  • is commonly prescribed for perimenopausal women to counteract “estrogen dominance” which occurs when a woman produces smaller amounts of progesterone than normal relative to estrogen levels.

  • alone, or combined with estrogen, may improve Bone Mineral Density.

  • minimizes the risk of endometrial cancer in women who are receiving estrogen.​​

​​The benefits of progesterone are not limited to prevention of endometrial cancer in women who are receiving estrogen replacement. Progesterone therapy is not only needed by women who have an “intact uterus”, but is also valuable for women who have had a hysterectomy. Vasomotor flushing is the most bothersome complaint of menopause, and is the most common reason women seek HRT and remain compliant. For over 40 years, estrogens have been the mainstay of treatment of hot flashes, but progesterone may be effective as well.

DHEA FAQ

Because DHEA is a precursor to testosterone, DHEA may provide some of the same improvement in sexual dysfunction with fewer side effects. In one study 216 women in a randomized, double-blind trial received 1.0% DHEA or placebo vaginally each day; the treatment group reported 68% improvement in arousal and/or sensation 39% improvement in arousal and/or lubrication, 75% improvement in orgasm, and 57% improvement in dryness during intercourse.

WHERE DO THE ACTUAL BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES COME FROM?

Most Bioidentical Hormones come from natural plant sterols that are derived from soy and/or wild yams. Plants such as soy and wild yam have pre-cursor molecules known as “phytohormones” that can be easily converted into BioIdentical Hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, etc. These are taken to a laboratory where they are converted chemically, or semi-synthesized to hormones that are identical and indistinguishable from the body’s own.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES AND SYNTHETIC HORMONES?

From a physiological perspective, Bioidentical Hormones derived from natural plant sources are identical to those that the body produces for itself, in physiological proportions. When we are “replacing” the body’s hormones, we feel it makes more sense to use entities which the body recognizes as its own, rather than hormones from horses, imbalanced versions or overly potent synthetic versions. Synthetic hormones are chemically altered to be many more times potent than natural, bioidentical hormones.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO SEE A DIFFERENCE AFTER STARTING BHRT?

Throughout BHRT, your hormones should be monitored on a regular basis, usually every 3 months, until the proper hormonal balance is established. It could take 3-6 months to regulate hormone levels.

Let us know what you need and we’ll do our best to assist you.

 

CONTACT US

The best way to contact us is to call at 631-444-0784.

 

Belle Mead Compounding Pharmacy

(631) 444-0784

(631) 689-2209

Belle Mead Pharmacy, 196 N Belle Mead Rd,  East Setauket NY 11733

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