Womens Health (Hormone) (FSD)

  1. April 12, 2024

    Hormones after 65? You bet!

    Just because you’ve hit 65, ladies, doesn’t mean you have to give up on hormone therapy. That’s according to the North American Menopause Society* — a new paper it published says, essentially, that fears of cancer and heart disease are unfounded … sort of. Rather, the risk is nuanced:

    A new large-scale study based on the records of 10 million senior Medicare women from 2007 to 2020, however, suggests that the implications of HT [hormone therapy] use beyond age 65 years vary by type, route, and dose.

    In other words, ‘there is no general rule for stopping hormone therapy in a woman based on age alone.’

    Did you read that bit about "type, route, and dose"? That's what your pharmacist can help with. There are more options than you know of, and he or she can work with your physician to make sure you get the right, safe, hormones customized

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  2. April 05, 2024

    Menopause brings major heart risks

    Most people think of menopause as a hormonal event. Sure, it can have a lot of effects on a woman's body — hot flashes and mood swings are probably what you think of — but it turns out there's a bigger danger lurking behind the scenes: heart problems.

    A new study out of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center found that "A woman's cardiovascular risk can rise sharply after she goes through menopause" — so high, in fact, that it's on par with men of a certain age.

    It's almost certainly about the estrogen. Lower levels after menopause seem to increase the buildup of coronary artery calcium (CAC), aka plaque. And plaque levels don't just increase — the buildup accelerates, "indicating that many women experience a steep rise in the risk of heart problems."

    This doesn't mean women should rush out and start taking estrogen supplements; you don't want to play fast and loose

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  3. March 28, 2024

    Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and its role in hormone and thyroid management

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    By Zoom Heaton RPh.
    Clinical Liaison – Women’s Health
    Revelation Pharma

    Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is a glycoprotein that plays a crucial role in the regulation of sex hormones, particularly testosterone, in the body. However, SHBG may also impact thyroid hormone metabolism and function. Understanding the intricate relationship between SHBG and hormones, including thyroid hormones,

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  4. February 27, 2024

    A Guide to Writing a Compounded Prescription for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

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    Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment option widely prescribed for patients experiencing various symptoms related to hormonal imbalances. Compounded prescriptions for HRT allow healthcare practitioners to tailor medications specific to individual patient’s needs, providing a more personalized approach to therapy. This blog will guide practitioners through writing a compounded prescription for Hormone Replacement Therapy to ensure optimal patient care and treatment outcomes.

    1. Patient Assessment

    Before writing a compounded prescription for HRT, it is critical to conduct

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