Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The hormones in our body are a key component to our overall health. We know the importance of having a balanced ratio between estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA. We also recognize the role that our sex hormones play with cortisol and insulin. All of these hormones also interact with our thyroid hormone so balance between all of them is crucial to how we feel. Your hormone levels will change throughout your lifetime and these fluctuations influence how much hormone is being made and how much hormone we need to replace. We are knowledgeable in the arena of Hormone Replacement Therapy and would love to work with you and your doctor to determine the best customized hormone medication for you.

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  • Estrogen – Your body makes three types of natural estrogen: Estriol, Estradiol and Estrone. Your body has receptor sites for these estrogens all over your body – in your brain, muscles, bone, bladder, ovaries, heart and eyes, to name a few and these estrogens fit right into the receptor sites – which means that our body knows how to absorb them, metabolize them, utilize them and excrete them. Estrogen replacement can help relieve many postmenopausal symptoms, decrease the risks associated with osteoporosis and improve vaginal health. Ask about our estrogen cream.
  • Progesterone – Natural progesterone is a natural hormone that helps with symptoms associated with mood – anxiety, irritability, insomnia, mood swings and depression. Progesterone also helps to counter estrogen dominance. Estrogen needs progesterone to work effectively, and monitoring your estrogen:progesterone ratio with progesterone replacement, if needed is important in your overall health.
  • Androgens – Testosterone and DHEA are both androgens. They are normally produced in young, healthy women and are important for libido, energy, integrity of skin, bone and muscle. As we age, these levels tend to decline and replacement helps to improve symptoms and levels in the body. While many women benefit from Hormone Replacement Therapy alone, it is critical that we look at adrenals and thyroid function as well. Diet, nutrition and exercise also play a role in our hormone health.

    Every woman is unique and requires a custom compounding approach that works for her. 

    Our compounding pharmacy specializes in creating custom compounded medications specifically designed to address hormones in your body. We study your exact hormone levels to determine precisely what you need in order to rebalance your hormone levels.

    We have a variety of approaches including: capsules, creams, suppositories, troches and sublingual solutions, and we work closely with you and your doctor to create a solution tailored to you. If you have any questions or need more information, give us a call at 949-308-7511. AnviRx Pharmacy is a compounding pharmacy in the Irvine and Orange County area that can create custom medications for you.

    How it works:

    We work closely with you and your healthcare provider to help you start and maintain a bioidentical hormone replacement regimen. This regimen will bring your hormones back into balance and closely mimic what your body has been doing naturally for years. With your healthcare provider’s consent, we can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms. With BHRT, your levels can be measured through lab testing to ensure your dosage is producing properly balanced levels.

    Other Compounding Services Offered

    AnviRx Pharmacy in Irvine, CA & Orange County is a retail and compounding pharmacy providing a variety of compounding services. If you have any questions about any compounding services we offer, call us at 949-308-7511. 

    Our compounding services include:


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