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WOMEN'S HEALTH

“‘The aging process’ is not an excuse for experiencing mood swings, hot flashes, irritability, memory decline, etc.

We have the science and the resources to restore balance and keep you feeling your best as you age.”

Menopause

Menopause is more than just the lack of a period. Your hormone levels change dramatically during this time of your life. Most importantly, symptoms of hormone imbalance may start long before you are officially “menopausal”, and maintaining their balance is vital for longevity and quality of life long after menopause. “The aging process” is not an excuse for experiencing mood swings, hot flashes, irritability, memory decline, etc. We have the science and the resources to restore balance and keep you feeling your best as you age.

Causes of menopause can include aging naturally, hysterectomy, chemotherapy or radiation, or primary ovarian insufficiency.

Don’t get overwhelmed by your options. It is important to be testing your hormone levels accurately, and to be replacing the hormones you need with bio-identical molecules.

The average age a woman is diagnosed with menopause is 51.

However, it is different for every individual, and hormone imbalances are not always tied to menopause. This natural process doesn’t have to leave you feeling symptomatic for the rest of your life. We can help!

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

• Irregular Periods

• Hot Flashes

• Night Sweats

• Weight Gain

• Irregular Sleep Pattern

• Vaginal Dryness

• Mood Swings

• Irritability

• Anxiety

• Sore Breasts

• Chronic Headaches

• Decreased Sex Drive

• Incontinence/UTI

• Memory Problems

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Sexual Health

Sexual health is a “taboo” topic for some, but we believe it is as important as any other physical symptom such as joint pain, mental illness, or hot flashes to name a few. Similar to symptoms you feel more comfortable talking to your doctor about, symptoms of sexual health issues lead to a diminished quality of life, and if left alone leave you feeling frustrated and deflated at the very least.

Your Sexual Health is more than just STD/STI.

It’s more than STD screening

While it is vital to screen for STDs and STIs, sexual health encompasses SO MUCH MORE.

• dryness, itchiness, soreness

• pain during sex

• inability to climax

• lack of sexual desire/motivation

Painful conditions can lead to problems with sex.

• Pelvic Pain
• Muscle Spasms
• Vulvodynia
• Vaginismus
• Endometriosis

Addressing Sexual Dysfunction

The first step to addressing sexual dysfunction is testing to determine the root cause of your symptoms. This can be as easy as a take-home saliva testing kit looking for hormone imbalances you may not be aware of! In contrast to retail pharmacies, compounding offers your individualized prescription in multiple dosage forms to offer convenient application. In addition to your preference, the best dosage form for you may also depend on how much and what type of active ingredients you need in your medication. 

Our pharmacists are here to walk you through the process of finding the best dosage form for your specific needs!

Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Stability

Anxiety can look like

• Chaotic thoughts

• Inability to focus

• Excessive scratching/itching

• Excessive worrying

• Feeling agitated

• Mood swings

• Restlessness

• Sleep pattern disruption

• Fatigue

• Tense muscles

• Irrational fears

• Avoiding social situations

• Panic attacks

Depression can look like

• Persistent sadness or empty feeling

• Restlessness

• Irritability

• Extreme mood swings

• Loss of interest in activities

• Sleep pattern disruption

• Loss of appetite

• Loss of energy

• Inability to focus

• Suicidal thoughts

• Difficulty recalling memories

Did you know?

Women are about two times more likely to experience clinical depression than men. In addition, at least 2/3 of people suffering from depression don’t get the help they need.

Addressing Anxiety/Depression

Mental health looks different for everyone. Whether prescription or over the counter, it is always recommended to work with your health care team to determine the best plan to get you back to feeling your best.