Age Gracefully With The Help Of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Deanna Catalano, RPh

Millions of women in the United States suffer from hormonal imbalances.

The good news is that hormone loss and imbalance is correctable. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of women worldwide. Now women can stay healthy and vivacious throughout their lives with the assistance of this medical breakthrough. BHRT available in multiple delivery systems can provide significant advantages resulting in an improvement in a patient’s overall health and feelings of wellness. Through supervised treatment, BHRT can make women feel younger than they have in years.

Apothicare360, is a Fort Myers-based compounding pharmacy creating customized pharmaceutical preparations to meet the unique needs of patients seeking hormone treatments for existing medical conditions.

The pharmacists at Apothicare360 are specialists in the science of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), the process of restoring and maintaining hormone balance with formulations that are identical to the hormones that are naturally produced by the human body.

Hormones that are typically prescribed for BHRT are Estrogens (Estriol and Estradiol), Progesterone, Testosterone, and DHEA. The precise components of each woman’s therapy needs to be determined upon completion of a physical examination, medical history and laboratory testing ordered by your physician. Close monitoring is essential to ensure that appropriate dosage adjustments are made if needed.

BHRT aims to alleviate the symptoms caused by the natural decrease in the production of hormones by the body, offer the protective benefits which were originally provided by naturally occurring hormones, and re-establish a hormonal balance throughout the body.

At Apothicare360, the hormones used are natural plant based and have molecular structures that are identical to the hormones that are naturally produced by the human body (bioidentical). They are intended to supplement those hormones when levels decline due to aging, disease, or surgery.

Women who are experiencing adverse symptoms such as severe hot flashes or other menopausal symptoms, loss of bone mass, or premature menopause (before age 40) are prime candidates for BHRT. Treatment could help with hormone imbalances due to many conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometriosis, Female sexual dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypoadrenalism, Hypothyroidism, Infertility, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Postpartum depression, and Premenstrual syndrome.

Every woman is unique; therefore it is a sensible approach for the patient to work together with her health care provider to create a personalized hormone replacement therapy plan. With a valid prescription from your physician, each formulation at Apothicare360 is customized to meet each patient’s unique needs and body chemistry. BHRT requires a relationship with a specialized physician who can order appropriate tests and monitor your treatment.

If you want to learn more about BHRT you can contact the Pharmacy by phone at (239) 690-7700 or online at

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