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Keystone Pharmacy - January 8, 2024

How much do you know about Hormone Replacement Therapy? Although you may have heard of this treatment, are you aware of how it works and whether it could be beneficial to you? At Keystone Compounding Pharmacy, we are committed to helping everyone live their best lives, which is why we have put together some helpful answers to some of the top questions that are often asked about Hormone Replacement Therapy. Read on to find out more about this treatment and whether it may be a good choice for you:

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone Replacement Therapy, commonly referred to as HRT, is a treatment option that works to replenish your hormone levels when your body is not making enough on its own. HRT comes in a variety of forms and can be customized to meet the needs of a specific patient.

How does HRT work?

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Hormone Replacement Therapy can be administered through a variety of dosage forms, including pills, skin patches, gels or creams, and more. You can talk with one of our specialists to determine which of these options may be ideal for your needs. Once you have received your specialized treatment, HRT will work to bring your body’s natural hormone levels back to where they should be. We can also utilize bioidenticals such as hormones from yam and soy to provide natural solutions to hormone imbalances. These treatments can bring relief to a number of unpleasant symptoms of hormonal imbalance.

Who should consider HRT?

HRT is most often used to help treat symptoms of low estrogen in women going through menopause. Those who are dealing with especially unpleasant symptoms of low estrogen such as severe hot flashes, night sweats, and more can potentially find relief through HRT. Additionally, people who are dealing with other issues relating to hormonal imbalance may find relief through Hormone Replacement Therapy as well. Remember, it is always best to discuss your specific health needs with a professional, such as a Keystone pharmacist, before starting treatment.

Are there side effects of HRT?

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Overall, HRT is generally very safe. Many people do not experience any side effects when receiving Hormone Replacement Therapy, however some people do report minor side effects such as headaches, nausea, cramping, and tenderness. These symptoms should subside shortly after the treatment, otherwise you should contact your healthcare provider. Additionally, our team members can discuss any potential side effects with you in advance of receiving treatment so that you are fully informed.

How can I learn more about HRT?

You can always reach out to our team here at Keystone Compounding Pharmacy to learn more about the treatments we provide and explore specific solutions for your individual health needs. We are always happy to help assist you with your health goals!

Now that you know more about Hormone Replacement Therapy, you are one step closer to taking advantage of this treatment option to improve your own personal wellbeing. Whether you are looking to lessen the impact of menopause or address other hormonal imbalances, we are here to help. Just reach out to our team today to get started with all the benefits that Keystone Compounding Pharmacy can provide!