Hormone Therapy for Women

For a replacement hormone to fully replicate the function of hormones that are produced naturally in the human body, their chemical structure must exactly match the original. Many commercially available hormone products are different from human hormones.

Phytoestrogens, sometimes called "dietary estrogens", are a diverse group of naturally occurring non-steroidal plant compounds that, because of their structural similarity with estradiol (17ß-estradiol), have the ability to cause estrogenic or/and antiestrogenic effects. [1]

Most common phytoestrogens are found in plants. Their name comes from phyto = plant and estrogen = estrus (period of fertility for female mammals) + gen = to generate. The similarities, at molecular level, of estrogens and phytoestrogens allow them to mildly mimic and sometimes act as antagonists to estrogen[1]. Phytoestrogens were first observed in 1926 [1] [2] but it was unknown if they could have any effect in human or animal metabolism. In the 1940s it was noticed for the first time that red clover pastures had effects on the fertility of grazing sheep. [1] [3] Researchers are still exploring the nutritional role of these substances in such diverse metabolic functions as the regulation of cholesterol, and the maintaining of proper bone density post-menopause. Evidence is accruing that phytoestrogens may have protective action against diverse health disorders such as prostate , breast, bowel, and other cancers, cardiovascular disease, brain function disorders, menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis [1] [4] [3]
 
At San Diego Compounding Pharmacy, we work together with physicians and patients to provide a customized regimen to fit the individual patient’s needs.

 Beginning for the first time or transitioning to these customized compounds requires patience as adjustments to the original dosage are often required to achieve the best results.

Mono Therapies
Estradiol
Estriol
Progesterone
Testosterone
DHEA
Pregnenolone
Melatonin

Bi-Estrogens
Estradiol
Estriol

Tri-Estrogens
Estrone
Estradiol
Estriol

Testosterone Replacement
Injections
Oral Dosage Forms
Transdermal Cream & Gels

Many of these hormones may be compounded into “one” prescription, thus allowing for a single dose of multiple medications. All of the above are available in either an oral capsule, or a transdermal cream or gel.

If you have any question regarding hormone replacement therapy, please contact us.