Women's Health

Are Your Hormones Out of Balance?

Anyone who has been through puberty knows that hormones have a powerful effect on your body. Hormones affect many areas of your health, including your mood, your metabolism, and your sexual and reproductive function. If your hormones become unbalanced, whether due to menopause or other factors, you may end up feeling like a stranger in your own skin. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a way to restore balance and help you feel like yourself again! 

Barney’s Pharmacy offers private, personal consultations with a pharmacist who is experienced and specially trained in customized hormone replacement therapy. HRT (hormone replacement therapy) consultations are by appointment only and start at $50. The consultation includes the initial visit, a review of questionnaire/labs, and communication with your physician. One dosage change (if necessary) will be included and follow-up consult will be scheduled as needed by appointment or telephone.

After the consultation, we can work with your physician to develop a plan to address your specific needs. Your prescription is then specially compounded using customized hormones. Nutritional supplements will also be recommended as part of your treatment in order to achieve proper balance of all hormones.

CLICK HERE to download and fill out our questionnaire to get the process started today! 

Email: compounding@barneysrx.com or call us direct at (706) 849-3450 with any questions!

Conditions That May Be Treatable with BHRT

BHRT is most often prescribed to ease the symptoms of menopause, but it also can be used to treat a variety of conditions that women of all ages may experience, including:

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Moodiness
  • Infertility
  • Postpartum depression
  • Weight gain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Decreased libido
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness

Why Commercially Available Products Might Not Work

As the number of women seeking hormone-related treatment has grown, so has the mass production of pills, patches and creams by the drug industry. While each woman’s body is different and has its own unique needs, commercially manufactured products tend to be “one-size-fits-all,” and do not always account for the differences between individuals. No two women are alike, of course, and a compounding pharmacist understands that.

The advantage of compounded BHRT is that it can be adapted specifically to fit each individual’s body and hormone levels. Bio-identical hormones have the exact chemical structure as the hormones in the human body. The body recognizes them and allows them to mimic the function of the hormones the body produces on its own.

Developing a Therapy Plan

The first step in creating a successful BHRT plan is providing us with information necessary to evaluate your needs. A compounding pharmacist will provide you with a hormone evaluation to fill out. A pharmacist experienced in BHRT may assist the healthcare provider in helping interpret the results of serum or saliva tests, which measure a patient’s hormone levels. The healthcare provider, compounding pharmacist, and the patient can use the results of these diagnostic tools to help determine a course of treatment that will give the patient the exact amount of hormones her body needs.

With a healthcare provider’s prescription, our pharmacist can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including:

  • Capsules
  • Topical or vaginal creams, gels, and foams
  • Suppositories
  • Sublingual drops or troches

Once you've started therapy, Barney’s pharmacists will continue to work with you and your prescriber, making sure the BHRT is working correctly, adjusting the dosage if necessary, and ensuring that the medication is just right for your body.

It’s your body. Why not choose customized, bio-identical hormone therapy? Talk to your healthcare provider, or ask one of our compounding pharmacists about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy today!

Barney's Pharmacy - Main Store

2604 Peach Orchard Rd.

Augusta, GA 30906

Phone: 706-798-5645

Fax: 706-798-0377 

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sat: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sun: Closed