Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

What is BHRT?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are chemically identical to those your body produces naturally. Derived from plant sources, these hormones are customized to match your individual hormonal requirements, ensuring optimal balance and well-being.

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What is BHRT?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are chemically identical to those your body produces naturally. Derived from plant sources, these hormones are customized to match your individual hormonal requirements, ensuring optimal balance and well-being.

Difference Between Synthetic and Bioidentical Hormones

Synthetic Hormones

Composition:

  • - Artificially created in laboratories.
  • - Chemical structure differs from natural human hormones.

Source:

  • - Derived from sources like the urine of pregnant horses (e.g.,
  • Premarin) or other artificial processes.

Effectiveness:

  • - Effective in treating hormone deficiency symptoms.
  • - Different chemical structure can lead to varying effects in the body.

Side Effects:

  • - Potentially higher risk of blood clots, stroke, and certain types of cancer.

Bioidentical Hormones

Composition:

  • - Chemically identical to the hormones produced by the human body.

Source:

  • - Typically derived from plant sources such as soy or yams.
  • - Modified in laboratories to match human hormones.

Effectiveness:

  • - Often considered more effective in mimicking the body's natural hormonal cycles.
  • - Fewer side effects compared to synthetic hormones.

Side Effects:

  • - Generally believed to have a lower risk of side effects.
  • - Risks are still present and should be discussed with a healthcare provider.

Who May Benefit from BHRT?

  • Women Experiencing:
  • Menopause or perimenopause symptoms
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or infertility issues
  • Men With:
  • Testosterone deficiency or hormonal imbalances affecting energy levels, mood, and physical health

Benefits of BHRT: A Closer Look

  • Bone Health: Reduces the risk of osteoporosis and strengthens bones
  • Menopausal Symptoms: Alleviates hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness
  • Heart Health: May reduce the risk of heart disease and improve cholesterol levels
  • Mental Well-being: Enhances mood, sleep quality, and cognitive functions
  • Physical Health: Supports muscle mass maintenance, reduces body fat, and improves energy levels

Hormone Treatments Available at Rock Ridge Pharmacy

Estrogen Hormones

Types:

Estrone (E1): Minor after menopause. Estradiol (E2): Predominant form, used for systemic symptoms. Estriol (E3): Used in local applications, such as vaginal creams.

  • Benefits:
  • Cognitive Function: Supports brain health and may improve sleep quality.
  • Bone Health: Essential for bone density, reducing osteoporosis risk.
  • Heart Protection: Plays a role in protecting against heart disease.
  • Menopausal Symptom Relief: Alleviates hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness.

Progesterone

Essential for balancing estrogen and maintaining pregnancy, progesterone is also crucial for non-reproductive health benefits.

  • Benefits:
  • Mood Enhancement: Can improve mood and reduce anxiety.
  • Sleep Improvement: Aids in better sleep patterns.
  • Bone Support: Contributes to bone density maintenance.
  • Menstrual and Menopause Symptom Relief: Helps regulate menstrual cycles and mitigate menopausal symptoms.

Testosterone

Though predominantly a male hormone, testosterone plays a vital role in both men's and women's health.

Benefits:

  • Libido: Enhances sexual desire and function.
  • Muscle and Bone Strength: Vital for maintaining muscle mass and bone density.
  • Energy and Mood: Improves overall energy levels and may help with mood stabilization.

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

A precursor hormone that contributes to the production of both estrogen and testosterone.

  • Benefits:
  • Aging: Counteracts some negative effects of aging, such as energy depletion and muscle loss.
  • Bone Health: Supports bone density.
  • Mental Function: May improve cognitive function and mental well-being.

Pregnenolone

Known as the "mother of all steroid hormones," pregnenolone can convert into DHEA and subsequently into other hormones.

Benefits:

  • Cognitive Enhancements: Supports memory and cognitive functions.
  • Mood Regulation: Can improve mood and aid in managing stress.
  • Hormone Balance: Supports the body’s ability to maintain a balanced hormonal state.

Tailoring Your BHRT Dose for Optimal Health

At Rock Ridge Pharmacy, we start your BHRT with low doses, carefully adjusting to meet your unique needs. With personalized timing and application methods, we aim for the best outcomes. Remember, consistency is key—never adjust your dose without professional guidance.

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Pharmacist's Role

Pharmacists are essential to the successful implementation of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), offering critical support in dosing consultations with prescribers and providing in-depth counseling to patients on the use of their medications. Their expertise ensures that each treatment is tailored to the individual's specific hormonal needs, enhancing the effectiveness of the therapy. By serving as a reliable resource for information and ongoing support, pharmacists help patients navigate the complexities of BHRT, addressing any concerns and managing potential side effects. Their active involvement throughout the treatment process is vital for achieving optimal health outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Ways to Send in Prescriptions:

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1. Fax

Write it on a prescription pad and fax it over to 201-444-2698.

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2. E-Scribe

E-Rx (E-scribe) to “Rock Ridge Pharmacy”

Make sure our address is 191 Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.

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3. Call

Call in your prescription to 201-444-4190.

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4. Telemedicine

Rock Ridge Pharmacy, in partnership with Physician 360, offers on-demand telemedicine consultations for LDN and other conditions. Learn more below.

How To Start:

START NOW

Follow the steps below to get started and to sign up for a consultation!

  1. Click Start Now (Green Button Above)
  2. Create an account and log in at visit.physician360.co [start now button above]. Take a brief questionnaire about your symptoms or why you want to speak to a provider.
  3. Within approximately 5-10 minutes, connect with a medical professional on your phone or your computer [if an RX is warranted, the RX will be sent to Rock Ridge Pharmacy right after the call]
  4. If needed, a prescription will be electronically sent to our team at Rock Ridge Pharmacy.
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4. Telemedicine

Rock Ridge Pharmacy, in partnership with Physician 360, offers on-demand telemedicine consultations for LDN and other conditions. Learn more below.

How To Start:

START NOW

Follow the steps below to get started and to sign up for a consultation!

  1. Click Start Now (Green Button Above)
  2. Create an account and log in at visit.physician360.co [start now button above]. Take a brief questionnaire about your symptoms or why you want to speak to a provider.
  3. Within approximately 5-10 minutes, connect with a medical professional on your phone or your computer [if an RX is warranted, the RX will be sent to Rock Ridge Pharmacy right after the call]
  4. If needed, a prescription will be electronically sent to our team at Rock Ridge Pharmacy.

Rock Ridge Pharmacy is located at 191 Rock Rd, Glen Rock NJ, 07452

At our pharmacy, we are committed to providing specialized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) tailored to meet your individual health needs. With a deep dedication to patient care and excellence, our skilled pharmacists offer expert guidance and support throughout the BHRT process. Whether you're seeking relief from menopausal symptoms, hormone imbalances, or other hormone-related conditions, our team is here to ensure precise dosing and personalized care. We handle each formulation with the utmost attention to safety and efficacy, helping you achieve balanced health and improved well-being. Trust our professionals to guide you through your BHRT journey with compassion and expertise.

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