Women’s Hormone Therapy

There are structural differences among human, synthetic and animal hormones. If hormones needs to be replaced, the replacement hormone must have exactly same chemical structure so that it can function exactly in same way as hormone naturally produced and present in human body. It is possible to add side chain to a naturally-occurring hormones to create a synthetic drug that can be mass produced. A drug manufacturer can get patent on such synthetic hormone, and make profit by mass producing it. Thus, drug companies have incentive in funding research. However, naturally-occurring substances cannot be patented. As medical researches are funded by drug companies, not many scientific studies are conducted on natural hormones.

The natural hormones include estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), progesterone, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and pregnenolone. Our skilled compounding pharmacists work closely with patients and practitioners to understand what type of hormone is needed, and provide customized hormone therapy. We ensure that patients get needed hormones of appropriate strength and dosages to meet specific needs of each woman patient. Hormone therapy requires care and study of medical history as well as family history. Every woman is unique. Different woman respond to hormone therapy differently. Pharmacena ensures highly customized hormone therapy, close monitoring, and adjustments as needed.