Learn more about the symptoms and treatments of menopause
Ask your provider about compounded medications to treat the symptoms of menopause. T&C compounding is your trusted compounding pharmacy and are happy to help you get the treatment you need.
A NATURAL PROCESS OF AGING
Menopause is defined as the true end of your menstrual cycles and is occurring 12 months following your last menstrual period. The average age of the onset of menopause is 51 years old, but can also occur in your 40’s and 50’s.
Menopause is a natural part of aging, and can be caused by a number of factors including:
- Natural decline of reproductive hormones.
- Chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
- Primary ovarian insufficiency.
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Symptoms During Menopause
During menopause, hormones (specifically estrogen and progesterone) decline and problematic symptoms may occur. These symptoms can be severe and decline your quality of life.
T&C Compounding are specialists in the advanced treatment of these symptoms with customized, compounded medications. Explore these common symptoms, and how T&C can help.
Learn More About the Symptoms of Menopause
Hot Flashes are upon the most common symptoms during menopause. They are categorized as feelings of intense heat, warm skin, and sweating. These hot flashes can become very uncomfortable and make it that much more difficult to accomplish day-to-day activities.Hot flashes and night sweats often have to do with adrenals (cor
tisol, the stress hormone). During menopause, hormone imbalances increase the body’s stress internally.
SALIVA TEST RECOMMENDED
We recommend getting cortisol levels checked when doing a saliva test for your female hormone panel. You cannot get cortisol checked in blood (serum) because you need 4 samples throughout the day to see what is really going on.
Low Sex Drive is another common symptom of menopause. During menopause the drop in the hormone estrogen can lead to decreased sexual drive. This can be disadvantageous in the quality of a woman’s life, by disrupting personal and sexual relationships with her partner. T&C Compounding are experts in providing the appropriate medications to treat Low Sex Drive in menopausal women.
Weight Gain is another common symptom of menopause. During menopause the imbalance of hormones cause changes in metabolism, appetite, digestion, upon others that contributes to the onset of irregular weight gain. T&C Compounding can provide the appropriate medications to help with your concerns with weight gain.
As you go through menopause your metabolism will still be affected so it is good to know what supplements may help keep even blood glucose levels and add support to your efforts.
Normally, the walls of the vagina stay lubricated with a thin layer of clear fluid. The hormone estrogen helps maintain that fluid and keeps the lining of the vagina healthy, thick, and elastic. During menopause, the reduction in estrogen levels limits the amount of moisture available. It also makes the vagina thinner and less elastic (called vaginal atrophy).
In addition to menopause, estrogen levels can drop from:
- Childbirth and breastfeeding
- Radiation or chemotherapy treatment for cancer
- Surgical removal of the ovaries
- Anti-estrogen medications used to treat uterine fibroids or endometriosis
COMPOUNDING FORMULA IDEAS
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WOMEN’S ARTICLE REFERENCES
An Emerging HRT Dosage Form for Women
With the sky-rocketing costs of commercial vaginal estrogens, patients and prescribers are looking for affordable and customizable options. A compounding pharmacist working with a practitioner can create customized medications with a variety of active pharmaceutical ingredients in different dosage forms that are uniquely suited to individual patients.
Treatment Options for Vaginal Atrophy: What Do the Newer Studies Show?
This article, by Annie DeReese, PharmD, PCCA Pharmacy Consultant, reviews multiple studies observing the utilization non-hormonal treatment for women, in addition to others like intravaginal vitamin E in treating Vaginal Atrophy.