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About HCG Diet

Millions of people around the world have successfully used the HCG diet plan and have achieved long term weight loss benefits over a relatively short period of time. Success stories with HCG diet abound, and word of mouth encourages more people to consider this unique diet plan to restore a healthy body weight.

Compounding pharmacy has made significant progress in developing effective diet solutions to promote weight loss. American Integrative Pharmacy provides a variety of such solutions to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, other Southern California areas and nationwide.

 

What is HCG Diet?

HCG diet is more than just a weight loss diet. It involves a scientifically devised medical hormone therapy that is designed to reprogram the patient’s metabolism and their eating habits. It is a medical weight loss diet that makes use of HCG to transform the way an individual loses weight, and sets them on a path of sustainable health and fitness.

The HCG (human chorionic gonodotropin) diet plan employs a meticulously planned diet of high quality, healthy foods for nutrition and a very small amount of the pro-hormone HCG. This hormone is administered in the form of drops, pellets, or injections. When the diet plan was originally devised, it required a strict protocol with little flexibility. Exercise recommendations were not a part of it, and a specific list of permitted foods was lacking.

However, over the years, HCG diet has evolved into a series of advanced protocols. Today this diet involves a low calorie diet but with an expanded food list. It also includes a scientific exercise regimen and a strong focus on acquiring healthy habits for lifelong maintenance of weight.

 

How does it Work?

While many people believe that it is the HCG hormone in the diet plan that causes weight loss, but in reality it is the carefully planned diet and menu that are responsible for the weight loss benefits. However, it is still important to have HCG on the diet plan protocol because HCG changes how the body loses weight.

Where a majority of diets lead to muscle loss and a stalled metabolism from the diet induced ‘starvation mode’, this eventuality is prevented in case of HCG diet due to the tiny amount of the pro-hormone HCG. This enables the patient to continue losing weight in a healthy manner at an impressive rate.

 

The Science behind HCG

Both men and women produce the natural pro-hormone called HCG. It is known as the catalyst hormone that promotes the production of other hormones in every part of the body. These hormones, in turn, impact the metabolism, digestion, muscle tissue, liver function, and other phenomena.

Poor hormonal balance and inadequate function are known to be the common causes of overweight and obesity in many people. Therefore, HCG as a part of the diet plan plays a vital role in helping the body to balance out these issues. As a result, the body is able to perform at a fantastic rate.

AIP provides several innovative and customized services, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, other Southern California areas and nationwide.

 

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AIP to Make a Dapsone Formula to Treat Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is currently the number one spreading infectious disease in the US Curative treatment is possible in up to 75 to 80 percent of cases, provided the treatment is received early. However, many patients never see a tick bite and go on to develop severe or chronic disabling manifestations.

There is a need for new and less expensive persister drugs to address chronic Lyme disease or Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome. Recent research has shown that Dapsone is a novel antibiotic for Lyme disease and associated co-infections. The American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) is soon going to start producing a compounding pharmacy Dapsone formula for patients with Lyme disease.

 

Prevalence of Lyme Disease

Double blind studies in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have shown patients with chronic Lyme disease to be as sick as patients with chronic congestive heart failure. Many of these patients become disabled if they do not receive early treatment. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data reveals a significant increase in the number of Lyme cases in the country between 2005 and 2010.

The annual incidence of the disease during this period was about 329,000 cases. In 2015, the researchers at CDC once again revised their estimates upwards, showing a jump of 320 percent in Lyme disease cases over the past two decades. Birds are known to be the carriers of ticks, which spreads the infection across the US, partly accounting for the increase in numbers.

The National Science Foundation has identified Lyme disease as one of the emerging pandemic outbreaks that pose a threat to global public health and world economy. Finding active treatments is increasingly important. AIP is working on the basis of the results of a comprehensive study to come up with a pharmacy compounding solution to address Lyme disease.

 

Treatment with Dapsone

As part of a detailed study, one hundred patients (71 females and 29 males) completed a symptom severity survey prior to their treatment with Dapsone. The survey was repeated at least one month after treatment. The duration of the treatment ranged from one to four months.

Patients marked their symptoms from 0 indicating “none” to 4 indicating “severe” for a list of symptoms such as joint or muscle pain, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and disturbed sleep. Results of the study demonstrated a significant improvement in clinical symptoms in all the patients.

Additionally, Dapsone, which is a drug with known anti-malarial effects, significantly helped resistant Babesia symptoms in this group. Lyme patients who also tested positive for Babesiosis demonstrated significant improvements in various symptoms, including disturbed sleep, forgetfulness, joint and muscle pain, day and night sweats, difficulty with speech or writing, and chills and flushing.

Lyme positive and Babesia negative patients demonstrated significant improvements in tiredness, fatigue, forgetfulness and joint or muscle pains. The pilot study could not conclusively determine whether it is Dapsone alone or Dapsone interacting with one or more anti-infective agents that led to significant clinical improvement of symptoms. However, the results of the study are indicative of a vital role that Dapsone can play in the treatment of Lyme disease.

 

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Transdermal Testosterone Therapy Improves Well-Being, Mood, and Sexual Function in Premenopausal Women

Transdermal Testosterone Therapy  | Compounding Pharmacy | Long BeachMany women in their 40’s report loss of libido, lowered mood, and fatigue. This can happen because testosterone levels decline with age in premenopausal women such that women in their 40’s have nearly half the circulating levels of women in their 20’s. The levels may further decline with preceding age.

Existing studies showing the benefits of testosterone on sexual function are limited to postmenopausal women, but no data is available with regard to its benefits in premenopausal women.

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Study by the North American Menopause Society

The North American Menopause Society undertook a study to investigate the safety and efficacy of a physiological dose of testosterone, administered as a transdermal cream, on the overall well-being, sexual function, and mood in otherwise healthy premenopausal women who considered themselves to have low libido.

Women in the age group of 30 to 45, having a body mass index between 18 and 35 kg/m2, expressing diminished sexuality, and total testosterone of less than 2.2 nmol/L were chosen for the study. The protocol was a placebo controlled, crossover design with two double-blind, 12-week treatment periods separated by a single-blind, 4-week washout period. The participants were randomly assigned to the order in which they received testosterone or placebo treatment.

General Well-being Evaluation

Scientific scales were applied to assess the overall general well-being, including depressed mood, anxiety, self-confidence, positive well-being and general health, and vitality. Sexuality aspects were assessed for sexual interest, sexual activity, satisfaction of sexual life, experience of sexual pleasure, sexual fantasy, orgasm capacity, and sexual relevancy.

Safety Evaluation

Throughout the study, acne, voice changes, hirsutism, and any adverse events or changes in medication were recorded.

Results

Effect on Serum Hormone Levels

The mean serum total testosterone increase by 0.22 nmol/L with placebo and 1.54 nmol/L with testosterone. The FAI increased by 0.4 with placebo and 3.6 with testosterone. The mean values for total testosterone remained within the normal female reproductive range, whereas the mean FAI rose to above the upper limit of normal with testosterone treatment.

Effect on General Well-being, Mood and Sexual Function

Significant improvements of 12.9 and 15.7 units were seen on the composite scores for Psychological General Well-Being Index and Sabbatsberg Sexual Self-Rating Scale respectively with testosterone in the per protocol analysis. The beneficial effect of testosterone was seen for all subscale scores of the Psychological General Well-Being Index.

Inference

Substantial and clinically meaningful improvements in psychological and sexual well-being were demonstrated in this study with transdermal testosterone therapy in healthy premenopausal women who had a primary complaint of low libido.

The improvement in the composite score of the Sabbatsberg Sexual Self-Rating Scale was large and persisted even after four weeks of treatment washout. Nearly half of the women had a 50 percent improvement in their individual sexual function score. In summary, the study demonstrated significant efficacy of transdermal testosterone therapy in women in their mid to late reproductive years on well-being and sexual function.

 

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Pilot Study: Absorption and Efficacy of Multiple Hormones Delivered in a Single Cream Applied to the Mucous Membranes of the Labia and Vagina

Pilot Study | Hormone-Containing Vaginal Cream | Los Angeles | LomitaSeveral studies have shown that vaginal delivery of hormones, including estriol, estradiol, estrone, progesterone and testosterone leads to decent system absorption. It has also been shown that hormones applied to the mucous membranes are more readily absorbed than hormones applied to the skin.

However, there is lack of evidence to support vaginal application of a combination hormone-containing cream for local and systemic relief. A pilot study was carried out by Karger to examine the extent of absorption of a single cream containing estriol, estradiol, progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone.

American Integrative Pharmacy is a premier compounding pharmacy and online prescription refills provider addressing the needs of patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, and other Southern California areas.

Methodology

The study involved the participation of 12 postmenopausal women in the age group of 49 to 74 years. Baseline hormone levels of the participants were obtained.

Phase One

In the first phase of the study, the patients were instructed to apply a compounded hormone cream with a combination of estriol, estradiol, progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone.

The cream was applied to the mucous membranes of the labia and vagina each morning using the index finger. Serum and saliva hormonal levels were recorded at pre-determined intervals during the study.

Results of Phase One

Estradiol and free estradiol were elevated in serum and saliva at the end of the study. Progesterone levels also increased in serum and saliva. Serum free testosterone was elevated at 6 h and correlated with relief of symptoms related to low testosterone levels.

Phase Two and its Results

In the second phase of the study, the dose of compounded cream medication was increased. Patient satisfaction with cream-based delivery method was high. Vaginal delivery of hormones provided relief of systemic symptoms along with relief of vaginal and urinary symptoms. 87 percent of patients in the study had genital urinary symptoms before therapy and all patients had relief of these symptoms with therapy at day 28.

Inference

All 12 patients chose to continue with the cream-based therapy, which may indicate a patient preference for this convenient treatment versus choosing no treatment. This pilot study documented the systemic absorption of multiple hormones by both saliva and blood testing as well as relief symptoms.

The combination cream utilized in this pilot study may be applied intravaginally, to the external mucous membranes, or both. Based on the results, the absorption is adequate with either application site and patients generally tolerated this method of administration with a high level of satisfaction.

Clinical Outcomes

Vaginal hormone therapy has been successfully used in practice by the authors of the study for more than five years in about 2,000 patients with excellent clinical outcomes. Current dosing, which relieves local and systemic symptoms without noted side effects, is estriol 0.5 mg, estradiol 0.1 mg, progesterone 25 mg, and testosterone 0.5 mg in a 0.25 ml volume of non-irritating cream base three to six days a week. Vaginal delivery provides relief of climacteric symptoms with a strong safety profile.

 

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How to Choose the Best Compounding Pharmacy?

How to Choose the Best Compounding Pharmacy | Lomita | Los AngelesChoosing a compounding pharmacy is as important as selecting a physician. While mass produced medications are created in an automated manner, the compounded medications involve a more complicated process. These require individual formulation and preparation by a compounding pharmacist.

The quality standards and expertise of different compounding pharmacies can significantly vary. American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) is a cutting edge integrative pharmacy providing safe and advanced compounding solutions to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County and other Southern California locations. It also offers services such as online prescription refills for nationwide delivery.

 

Key Attributes of a Reliable Pharmacy

To choose the right compounding pharmacy, a patient or a physician should look for the following key attributes:

 

PCAB Accreditation

Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) lays down stringent standards and accredits only those pharmacies that comply with nationally recognized and accepted standards for compounding pharmacies. When a patient chooses PCAB accredited pharmacy, they can be more assured that they are receiving the compounded medications from a trusted source.

PCAB accreditation indicates that the pharmacy has followed the established protocols each time that a prescription is prepared. Fewer than 200 compounding pharmacies in the US have received the coveted PCAB accreditation till now.

Pharmacist Training

It is important to know about the kind of training that the pharmacists at a particular compounding pharmacy may have received. The pharmacists should ideally have received intense compounding training from a recognized institution or center of training.

Any good compounding formula can be perfected after extensive research, development and testing. The pharmacists should have the ability to perform critical thinking and overcome various hurdles that will come in the way of preparation of that formula. This is possible when the pharmacists are appropriately trained and have the necessary knowledge and experience in developing such unique compounded formulations.

 

Sourcing of Chemicals

To ensure the highest quality standards in compounding, the pharmacy should have access to the best quality and reliable sources for chemicals. The pharmacy should work only with reputable suppliers that are known to deliver pure, pharmacologically active ingredients.

The pharmacy should be able to provide the Certificate of Analysis (CofA) for every chemical they use to make compounded medications. Efficacy of medications will depend on the quality standards of the basic ingredients that a pharmacy is able to source. AIP receives patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County and other Southern California areas.

 

Batch Testing

Batch testing of compounded prescriptions must be performed by the pharmacy to ensure complete safety and precision in each case. The batch testing may be conducted in-house or through an external testing agency. Batching minimizes the chances of error by putting the samples of compounded medications through a series of tests.

The purity and potency of the medications can be verified through this process, and the patients can receive safe and precisely customized medications that they need. The pharmacy should also be able to offer physician counseling to serve the individual needs of patients in a more personalized way.

 

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Your South Bay Best Compounding Pharmacy

 

Your South Bay Best Compounding Pharmacy | Los Angeles | Orange County

American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) is a premier compounding pharmacy offering advanced and innovative solutions to treat a wide variety of health concerns. HRT, TRT, pain management and cosmetic treatments are some of the areas where AIP provides highly specialized and customized solutions.

Patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County and other Southern California, and surrounding locations have convenient access to the treatments offered by AIP. Furthermore, patients and doctors across the country can receive the same services through AIP’s online prescription refills.

 

Prioritizing Quality

Quality of the products is the topmost priority at AIP under any given circumstances. The integrative pharmacy ensures that the quality and efficacy of a drug is not compromised when it is custom formulated for optimal therapeutic benefits. A combination of experienced pharmacists and cutting edge technology and equipment helps to ensure the production of best in class compounding medication products.

The dedicated team of technicians, pharmacists and staff at AIP strives to achieve the goals of personalized pharmacotherapy in every case in order to deliver total patient satisfaction. Specific needs of patients are addressed through the development of customized delivery systems, including creams and gels, specialty capsules, and sublingual troches. The pharmacy also has a physician on staff to support patient counseling.

 

Customized Formulations

Advanced customized formulations are created at AIP with the help of latest medical research, unique technologies and expertise of the pharmacists. With every compounded drug tailored to match the unique needs of a patient, the efficacy gets significantly improved. Nationwide shipping and online prescription refills are added benefits that take AIP’s commitment to personalized service one notch higher.

Advanced custom formulas for bioidentical hormones, thyroid replacement, adrenal preparations, testosterone, pain control preparations, antimicrobials and other custom preparations help to achieve patient goals in a better way. Most of the medications at AIP can be customized according to the patient’s unique needs and prepared in accordance with the physician’s specifications.

AIP addresses the needs of patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County and other Southern California areas.

 

Aiming for Efficacious Results

AIP is committed to driving innovation in compounding pharmacy in order to achieve most efficacious outcomes. Some of the most effective formulations introduced by AIP include T4/T3 combinations and time released T3, which is substantially assimilable. The challenge in the past was that standard preparations of time released T3 could not be assimilated correctly, and patients would not get adequate relief in many cases.

The unique T3 compound of AIP has very high absorption, which dramatically improves its efficacy. The pharmacy is also committed to investing in continuing research in order to find new solutions that can enhance the health and quality of life of its patients. AIP views itself as a responsible industry leader, and strives to work in tandem with various industry partners with an aim to achieve better results for patients.

 

Pharmacist in Charge

Dr. Elizabeth Kohanmehr is the Pharmacist in Charge at AIP. She has been a pharmacist since 2003, having extensive experience of working in a variety of pharmaceutical settings. She strongly believes in the benefits of Natural HRT and advocates regular monitoring of hormonal levels in patients.

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Breast Cancer, Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy, and Sexual Functioning: A Pilot Study of the Effects of Vaginal Testosterone Therapy

Pilot Study of the Effects of Vaginal Testosterone Therapy | TorranceWomen with breast cancer are known to have better cancer-related outcomes when they receive aromatase inhibitors (AIs). However, the treatment can lead to challenges in sexual function because of the unpleasant vaginal and uro-genital symptoms.

A pilot study was conducted to assess the effects of using a daily vaginal testosterone cream on the sexual health and quality of life in women with breast cancer taking AI therapy.

American Integrative Pharmacy is a renowned compounding pharmacy and online prescription refills provider serving patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County and other Southern California, and surrounding communities.

Methodology

The study involved the participation of 13 postmenopausal women with breast cancer on AI therapy and showing symptoms of sexual dysfunction. The women were prescribed a 300 μg testosterone vaginal cream daily for four weeks. During the first study visit, a vaginal swab was obtained to rule out the presence of Candida species in participants.

Women with positive vaginal swabs were treated prior to starting the vaginal testosterone therapy. The main outcome measure of the study was to assess the impact of using vaginal testosterone cream on sexual health of the participants.

Results

The participants were between the ages of 50 and 69, and all of them were married. Before enrolling in the study, 58 percent of participants had engaged in sexual intercourse within the past four weeks. After completing four weeks of vaginal testosterone therapy, 92 percent of participants had engaged in sexual intercourse. There were no participant reports of serious adverse events to the therapy.

Two of the participants shared their thoughts about participating in the study. One of them said that she had not informed her husband about the study because she did not want to raise his hopes. Another participant said that her husband did not know about the study, and she wanted to surprise him on Valentine’s Day.

Qualitative Feedback

All FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index) domain scores increased following the use of testosterone vaginal cream. The findings were statistically significant. The mean pre-treatment to post-treatment domain score increase was as follows:

Desire: 1.35 to 2.65 (P = 0)

Arousal: 1.2 to 2.83 (P = 0.002)

Lubrication: 1.18 to 2.68 (P = 0.018)

Orgasm: P = 0.005

Satisfaction: P = 0.001

Pain: P = 0

Total FSFI post-test scores improved for all participants when compared with baseline scores.

Inference

Testosterone is a key hormone for female sexual functioning because it facilitates sexual response through increase in blood flow, clitoral and vaginal engorgement, lubrication, and sensation. Available evidence suggests that the use of topical vaginal testosterone may be an appropriate alternative to vaginal estrogen treatment in women with breast cancer who receive AI therapy.

Research with regard to the use of testosterone replacement in women with breast cancer who take AIs is limited. The findings from this pilot study suggest the use of 300 μg testosterone vaginal cream daily for four weeks reduces unpleasant uro-genital and vaginal symptoms and improves related sexual health quality of life in women with breast cancer on AI therapy.

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Study shows Zika virus may be stopped by a harmless bacteria carried by bees and butterflies

Infecting mosquitoes with the parasite ‘stops the virus being transmitted to humans’

daily-mail-578x1024A harmless bacteria found in bees and butterflies can stop mosquitoes from being able to infect people with the Zika virus, a study has found.

Scientists have discovered a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika in the species of mosquito responsible for passing the virus onto humans.

Trials exposing the Aedes aegypti mosquito to the bacteria are already underway in Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Vietnam and Indonesia to help control the spread of dengue virus.

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Pain Management Compounding

shutterstock_144026332-300x200Almost everyone goes through some kind of physical pain during their lifetime. Chronic pain, in particular, can severely limit the quality of life of an individual. Custom treatments in compounding pharmacy can offer sustainable relief from different types of pain. American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) provides pain management solutions to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County and other Southern California locations.

 

Types of Pain

Pain can take the form of a headache induced by stress, a muscle group strain arising from sports or physical activity, or pain resulting from an injury or accident. If the pain is chronic in nature, the patient may have to live with it on an everyday basis. People most commonly seek medical help for pain related symptoms. Acute pain, if not treated well, may progress into chronic pain.

Commercial pain relief medications can provide temporary relief from pain symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, migraine, headache, fibromyalgia, and other muscle and nerve pains. However, these treatments can also cause undesirable side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness or stomach irritation. Compounded pain medications from a recognized integrative pharmacy may provide personalized and more effective solutions for many people.

 

Compounding Treatments

Pharmacy compounding provides customized options for pain treatment. Compounding combines the art and science of preparing medications tailored to a patient’s unique needs. It can offer particularly useful and sustainable pain management solutions to patients for whom pain has become a way of life.

The types of pain that people may experience can be quite diverse. When a patient and healthcare provider work with a compounding pharmacist, they can have more targeted solutions for their pain management needs. AIP offers both traditional pharmacy and state of the art online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County and other Southern California areas.

 

Custom Dosage and Delivery

Pain medications can typically cause stomach discomfort and other unpleasant side effects. Some patients find it difficult to take pain meds in the commercially available form. Pharmacy compounding can provide alternative dosage and delivery forms to make compliance easier. Instead of a tablet or a capsule, pain meds can compounded in customized dosages in forms such as:

  • A topical cream, gel or spray to be applied directly over the pain site for delivery through the skin
  • A suppository, a nasal spray, or a custom flavored troche that dissolves under the tongue

These types of delivery forms can bypass the gastrointestinal tract, which allows for optimal relief without GI irritation. It is also beneficial for patients who find it difficult to swallow pills.

 

Combined Formulations

Some of the chronic pain patients may be required to have a variety of drugs to help treat the symptoms associated with their condition. It is often possible to combine multiple medications into a single dose of a specially prepared compound, giving a lot more convenience and making compliance more effective.

 

Variation in Strength

Each patient’s symptoms, pain tolerance and body size may be different, but mass produced drugs may not provide the specific dosage strength suitable for a particular patient. With the help of compounding pharmacy, a prescribing physician and a pharmacist can customize the dosage to the precise amount that best suits the patient’s requirements.

 

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What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

 What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy | Los Angeles

As a woman ages, the risk of hormonal imbalances will increase. In some cases, even men may suffer from hormonal imbalances. A bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is designed to correct such imbalances and restore the body’s harmony and health. Compounding pharmacy solutions are available for BHRT, which can improve general health, enhance energy levels, improve appearance and restore emotional stability.

The American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) is one of the premier providers of BHRT. Experienced treatment providers at AIP will closely engage with the patient and the physician to customized compounds of bioidentical hormone replacement supplements that can effectively match with the specific requirements of a patient. AIP provides BHRT to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County and other Southern California locations.

 

Female Hormone Replacement

The two key female hormones include estrogen and progesterone. When the normal levels of these hormones become disrupted, an integrative pharmacy may provide BHRT with a goal to correct the delicate balance of hormones in order to support general health, well-being and aesthetic appearance of a woman.

Some of the common women-specific health concerns that may be treated with BHRT include the following:

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Symptoms of menopause including mood swings, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, menstrual irregularity, bone density loss, and loss of sleep
  • Symptoms of perimenopause, when female hormones levels begin to decline in anticipation of menopause

 

Advantages

BHRT treatment offers several advantages for women. The benefits can vary from one patient to another depending on her age, specific health issues and other factors:

  • Improved body weight and healthy weight loss
  • Younger looking skin appearance
  • Mitigation of premenstrual, perimenopausal, and menopausal symptoms
  • Greater energy levels
  • Minimal episodes of anxiety and mood swings
  • Increased concentration and memory
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased sex drive
  • Firmer appearance of breasts
  • Stronger bones and teeth
  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers

AIP offers both traditional compounded medications as well as online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County and other Southern California areas.

 

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones

Long-term benefits with a BHRT treatment program can be achieved when the molecular composition of the replacement hormones is identical to the original ones. It may be very difficult to achieve this with synthetic hormones because these are unable to exactly replicate the molecular structure of the natural hormones.

This is where bioidentical hormones can offer a superior alternative. These hormones have the same molecular and chemical composition as the natural ones. Therefore, hormone replacement therapy with these hormones will be more effective and have minimal risk of side effects.

Another benefit with bioidentical hormones is that unlike the synthetic hormones, these are available in customizable doses and delivery forms. Expert pharmacists can tailor the dose, strength and type according to the unique needs of a patient.

AIP pharmacists can also provide BHRT for men in a customized manner in order to create improved health outcomes and support a better quality of life.

 

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