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Womens Health (Hormone) (FSD)

  1. October 26, 2023

    ‘Hormone Therapy” or “Hormone Replacement Therapy”: What’s the Difference?

    By Ashley Berthlot, Director of Marketing, Business Development Specialist, Professional Arts Pharmacy

    The term “Hormone Therapy” garners various negative and positive connotations, depending on your background and perspective. A simple google search of “hormone therapy” can bring up various results depending on your unique search history ranging from hormone replacement therapy for menopause to hormone therapy for cancer treatment. Having some definitions and clarity of its uses can be helpful when discussing any type of hormone therapy.

    Hormone therapy is usually in reference to what we call the sex steroid hormones, including estrogens (estradiol, estriol, estrone), progestins (progesterone, progestogen), and androgens (testosterone, DHEA). They have traditionally been defined by their role in normal reproductive function. However, hormone therapy can also be used to block the above-mentioned hormones as well as many other uses.

    Let’s divide hormone use into

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  2. October 21, 2023

    A more-natural hormone delivery system?

    The body doesn't secrete hydrocortisone the same way a pill, injection, IV, or other 'external' delivery system does. That, thought University of Bristol researchers, doesn't make sense.

    So they did what health scientists do: They took 10 years and developed a new type of hydrocortisone-replacement therapy called "Pulsatility."

    It's "designed to deliver standard hydrocortisone replacement to patients via a pump that replicates more closely cortisol’s natural rhythmic secretion pattern."

    It's not just in the lab — they've started trials on the subcutaneous pump and so far it's "revealed promising results."

    If you're familiar with British understatement, that probably means patients were cured of everything that ails them, grew taller and better looking, and gained 12 IQ points. But we'll settle for "This could be in the real world in a few years."

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  3. October 04, 2023

    Three threats that may impede patient access to compounded medications

    If you prescribe compounded medications, you’ll want to be aware of current threats to patient access to those drugs. Here’s the skinny – and what you can do to push back against regulatory overreach, bad science, and general misinformation about compounded therapies.

     

    Compounded hormones: The threat continues

    Since announcing in 2020 that it would base its next steps on compounded hormones in part on a

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  4. April 06, 2022

    Different Methods of Testing Hormone Levels at Home

    Know Your Hormone Levels and Put Your Health First

    Hormone imbalances can affect both men and women. Symptoms can be minimal, while in many cases they are severe, causing negative effects to one’s quality of life. It is important to get your hormone levels checked and address any deficiencies with a plan of action.

    How Do I Test Hormone Levels?

    There are three easy ways to check specific hormone levels: At-home Saliva Testing, Blood Spot Testing, and Urine Testing.

    Saliva Testing

    Saliva testing is a collection method where patients collect their saliva at home, utilizing swabs and plastic tubes in order to measure hormones like cortisol, estrogens, progesterone, and androgens.

    This non-invasive saliva collection is ideal for patients because it allows them to collect their sample in the privacy of their home or office. Saliva hormone testing has become a useful resource for health care providers and patients around the

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