The thyroid is a gland that affects many vital processes of the body including growth, energy use, and fertility. Hypothyroidism is when low production of thyroid hormones due to an underactive thyroid gland causes essential processes of the body to slow down. A number of side effects can result from this including low energy, weight gain, and depression. Hypothyroidism is an incurable condition and usually requires lifelong maintenance of symptoms…
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Acne Treatment

Millions of people suffer from acne including both men and women and teenagers and adults. While milder cases of acne may respond well to over-the-counter treatments, there are many cases of stubborn acne where stronger treatments are required. OTC acne treatments are limited in the strengths that are available and in the combinations of active ingredients. A compounding pharmacy has the ability to provide higher-strength acne medication customized to an…
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Compounding for Pediatrics

Pediatric patients offer one of the best opportunities for a compounding pharmacist to show their creativity and skill. In many cases, commercially available products are made in dosage forms that are unpalatable to a child. Pills can be hard to swallow and other forms may just taste bad. Compliance and outcomes for pediatric patients can be greatly improved with the use of specialized services only available from a compounding pharmacy.…
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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Most women experience some form of hormone-related health condition during their lifetimes. For many, help comes in the form of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Traditionally, women have used synthetic estrogens and progestin supplements to treat menopause symptoms or to protect against osteoporosis and heart disease. While these hormones often help relieve some menopausal symptoms, they also have many unpleasant side effects. Most recently, studies have shown that these synthetic…
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biotoxin illness

Shoemaker and Brewer Protocols

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a combination of illnesses or ailments that directly relate to an individual’s work or home environments. CIRS is acquired following exposure to the interior of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms, including fungi, mold and bacteria. Two commonly used protocols for treating CIRS include the Shoemaker protocol and the Brewer protocol. Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker's Mold Illness Treatment Protocol Dr. Shoemaker is a leading…
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lyme disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a complicated infection, tough to diagnose and even harder to treat if doctors miss an early diagnosis, which happens too often. Lyme disease treatment is tricky because the most popular blood tests used in most doctors' offices miss about 55 percent of Lyme cases. If and when a patient finally is diagnosed, it's sometimes by a clinical evaluation of the symptoms, ones that often mimic other ailments…
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Melasma Treatment

Melasma is a commonly acquired increase of pigmentation, which occurs exclusively in sun-exposed areas. Brownish in color, it is exacerbated by sun exposure, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, and certain anti-epilepsy drugs. Melasma is reasonably common, especially in women of childbearing age. However, up to 10% of cases have been reported in males. While all races are affected, there is a prominence among Latinos and Asians. Melasma is more apparent during and…
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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms generally appear between the ages of 20 and 40. Doctors typically see a person after that person develops two or more distinct episodes of MS symptoms. These include tingling, numbness, loss of balance, weakness and blurred vision. As the disease progresses, other appearing symptoms may include muscle spasms, sensitivity to heat, fatigue, changes in thinking or perception, and sexual disturbances. Compounding for MS Low Dose Naltrexone…
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Topical Sinus Therapy

There are almost 40 million Americans suffering from sinusitis every year. Some of the most common symptoms include colds, headache, coughing, congestion, facial pain and pressure, and postnasal drip. Sinusitis can happen again and again, becoming a vicious cycle for too many. With myriad sinusitis medications available, what is the most effective treatment? Thousands of patients have found atomized sinus treatment to be one of the safest, most scientifically advanced…
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Transdermal Pain Management

Whether you are suffering from acute pain associated with injury or chronic pain associated with arthritis, compounded medications can be made to meet specific patient's needs. There are many options that a compounded medication can offer to aid in possibly treating and relieving pain. Topical pain gels are applied directly to the affected area to block pain at the nerve source. Pain gels are compounded with a deep penetrating base,…
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