Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
THE KEYS TO UNLOCK A HEALTHIER YOU
Fusion Specialty Pharmacy can compound the bioidentical hormone replacement therapies (BHRT) you need, with consistency and accuracy, and in the delivery system that is right for you. Under the care of your doctor and our expert pharmacists, BHRT can help you achieve your optimal wellness. Fusion Specialty Pharmacy is the only Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board and FocusScript accredited compounding pharmacy in Southern Utah.
WHAT ARE HORMONES?
Simply stated, hormones are the key to many of the functions in our bodies. Hormones not only determine
our specific gender characteristics, but they also help us think, tell us when we are hungry or full, make us feel happy or sad, help us fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning… and so on. The body is an amazing, organized system of hormones carrying messages. When our hormones decrease, these messages aren’t received as strongly.
WHAT DOES BHRT MEAN?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), is a term referring to the use of hormones that are identical on a molecular level with hormones your body makes naturally.
As we age, our body’s ability to create optimal hormone levels decreases. While this is a natural process to aging, illness and environmental influences can speed up the side effects of hormone loss.
WHAT HORMONES ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
Primarily estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol and thyroid.
MY DOCTOR WANTS ME ON A BHRT REGIME, NOW WHAT?
At Fusion Specialty Pharmacy, our expert pharmacists create your bioidentical hormone specific to you! Your hormone levels are as individual as you are.
Under the care of your doctor, we take your prescription and “compound” naturally derived hormones. We also create your BHRT in a delivery system that works best for you. Whether it be capsules, creams, troches, etc., we create it with your needs in mind.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF BHRT:
Improves insulin sensitivity
Regulates body temperature
Helps prevent muscle damage
Helps maintain muscle
Stimulates production of choline acetyltransferase, an enzyme which prevents Alzheimer’s disease
Reduces risk of cataracts
Helps maintain the elasticity of arteries
Dilates small arteries
Increases blood flow
Inhibits platelet stickiness
Decreases the accumulation of plaque on arteries
Enhances magnesium uptake and utilization
Maintains the amount of collagen in the skin
Decreases blood pressure
Decreases LDL and prevent its oxidation
Increases HDL by 10 to 15%
Reduces overall risk of heart disease by 40 to 50%
Helps maintain memory
Helps with fine motor skills
Increases the water content of skin and is responsible for its thickness and softness
Enhances the production of nerve-growth factor
Maintains bone density
Helps prevent glaucoma
Increases sexual interest
Protects against macular degeneration
Decreases risk of colon cancer
Helps prevent tooth loss
Aids in the formation of neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin, which decreases depression, irritability, anxiety, and pain sensitivity
Improves aching joints
Stimulates immune function
Improves body fat ratio
Raises endurance levels