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Biest Cream for Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is biest cream and what can it do to help improve menopausal symptoms? The majority of transdermal hormone creams that are available commercially have only one type of estrogen. This type is called estradiol or E2, and many name-brand hormone products contain a synthetic version of it. But there are actually three types of estrogen hormones in a woman's body, in addition to hormones like progesterone and testosterone. The…
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Compounding for Women’s Health

Women’s health is one of the most frequently overlooked areas in medications that are developed for manufacturing. Many problems that are unique to women do not have FDA-approved medications available to treat them. A compounding pharmacy has the ability to customize medications to meet the unique needs of women. There are numerous medications made by a compounding pharmacy that are not made in any commercially available form. Hormone Replacement Therapy…
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What is the Best Hormone Cream?

The best hormone cream for each individual varies depending on what hormonal imbalances they have. For women, progesterone and estrogen are the most commonly prescribed hormone creams. At a compounding pharmacy these can be combined together into one cream along with testosterone and DHEA. For men, a testosterone cream can be made in multiple strengths. A cream is the most frequently prescribed delivery method for hormone replacement because it is…
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Compound Anti Aging Prescriptions

Aging of the skin combined with symptoms of hormone decline can lead to feeling aged before being old. Premature aging of the skin can result from years of exposure to UV rays, smoking, and bad skincare habits. With age comes diminished levels of collagen in the skin, which can cause wrinkles and volume loss. Production of hormones also slows with age, which can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. There are multiple…
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NAMS 2017 Position Statement on Hormone Therapy

The new position statement from the North American Menopause Society provides updates and clarification on hormone replacement research since their last statement in 2012. The 2017 statement takes into account new evidence from recently conducted clinical trials as well as the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and other previous studies. NAMS gathered an advisory panel that included clinicians and researchers who are experts in women’s health and menopause to evaluate the…
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Menopause Symptoms: Vaginal Atrophy

As levels of the hormone estrogen decline with menopause, a number of uncomfortable and painful symptoms can develop. One of the most painful symptoms of menopause is vaginal dryness and atrophy. Vaginal symptoms of hormone decline can cause sex to be painful, make infections more frequent, and cause urinary problems. Over 50% of menopausal women will experience vaginal atrophy and many of them do not seek help. Symptoms like hot…
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Hormone Imbalance Testing for Menopausal Women

Female hormones affect menstruation, fertility, and libido. An imbalance in hormones like progesterone and estrogen can affect the entire body. Hormone testing is often performed for women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms that are the result of a hormone imbalance. Testing can determine what hormones are low or high and the right dosage of hormone therapy needed to restore balance. For women who are entering menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT)…
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Menopause Symptoms: Hot Flashes

Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy has been making hormones at our location in Los Angeles, California for many years. Our experienced pharmacists customize each prescription – whether it is an oxytocin tablet or progesterone suppository – to the individual patient’s needs. We most frequently make these products for women who are experiencing symptoms of menopause. One of the most common symptoms of menopause women are seeking relief from are hot flashes.…
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Osteoporosis and Hormones

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and affects about 54 million Americans. The risk of osteoporosis increases with age and is especially high for menopausal and post-menopausal women. One in two women over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Many women do not know they have the condition until they experience a fracture – usually in the hip, spine, or wrist. Taking preventative measures to avoid osteoporosis…
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What Are the Symptoms of Low Progesterone?

Should you be concerned about low progesterone? If you are in your childbearing years then healthy progesterone levels are especially important. Progesterone is crucial in getting pregnant and continues to play a role in maintaining a pregnancy. When not enough progesterone is being produced in a woman’s body it may be beneficial to boost levels of this essential hormone with a pill, cream, or suppository. How do you know if…
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