“Andropause” is a condition commonly referred to as “Andropause” and less often as “Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male” (ADAM) where the male hormone testosterone or dehydroepicandrosterone (DHEA) is decreased in males over the years. By their mid-50s, about 30% of men experience andropause. About 5 million American men do not produce adequate testosterone leading to early andropause.

Natural testosterone replacement is central to the treatment of Andropause. Our Compounding specialist will work closely with your doctor to customize hormone therapy that is required based on specific man’s needs.

Some symptoms of testosterone deficiency include:

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced libido
  • Osteoporosis

Hormone Therapy for Men:

Customized Hormone Replacement Therapy is replacement of deficient hormones that are chemically identical to those that the body naturally produces, but have declined due to aging or illness.

Customized HRT has improved quality of life for millions of women who suffer from hormone imbalance. The ideal process for achieving hormone balance is to assess levels of hormones, evaluate signs and symptoms followed by replacement of deficient hormones in the most appropriate dosage form for specific patient and by monitoring to fine tune the therapy.

Some Symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Occasionally feel irritable, anxious or moody
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Age-related urinary tract symptoms

Our Compounding specialist works closely with patients and their doctors to provide customized hormone therapy that provides needed hormones based on specific woman’s needs in appropriate dosage form. After medical and family history is reviewed, hormone replacement therapy must be initiated carefully. Every woman is different and unique and will respond in her own unique way. Close monitoring is essential which may lead to dose adjustment based on each woman’s needs. Natural hormones include estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone(DHEA) and pregnenolone.

Some compounding dosage forms available:

  • Creams
  • Troches
  • Sublingual Drops
  • Capsules
  • Suppositories

Structural differences exist between human, and synthetic and animal hormones. In order for a replacement hormone to fully replicate the function of hormones which were originally naturally produced and present in the human body, the chemical structure must exactly match the original. There are significant differences between hormones that are natural to humans and synthetic or horse preparations. Side chains can be added to a naturally-occurring hormone to create a synthetic drug that can be patented by a manufacturer. A patented drug can be profitable to mass produce, and therefore a drug company can afford to fund research as to the medication’s use and effectiveness. However, naturally-occurring substances can not be patented, so scientific studies are less numerous on natural hormones, because medical research is usually funded by drug companies.

Natural hormones include estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), progesterone, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and pregnenolone. Our compounding specialists work together with patients and prescribers to provide customized hormone therapy that provides the needed hormones in the most appropriate strength and dosage form to meet each woman’s specific needs. Hormone replacement therapy should be initiated carefully after a woman’s medical and family history has been reviewed. Every woman is unique and will respond to therapy in her own way. Close monitoring and medication adjustments are essential.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement for Women:

Phone # 626-577-7979