Shertech Pharmacy can work with you and your physician on getting you back to the person you were before. Feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Unbalanced hormones can make you feel like a stranger in your own skin. Anyone who has been through puberty knows that hormones have a powerful effect on one’s 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. However, compounded hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a way to restore balance and help you feel like yourself again. Do you suffer from the following:
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Post-partum depression
- Weight gain
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Sleep disturbances
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased libido
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
Saliva Test and Blood Testing provided by ZRT Laboratories (add icon link to ZRTlabs.com)
Shertech Pharmacy can provide you with your own ZRT testing kit. Come in today to discuss what hormones may be a trigger for your symptoms.
Saliva testing is used for measuring hormones like cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone, and its non-invasive collection asks patients to spit into a plastic tube. This sampling method allows patients to collect saliva at home at specific times, which is important for accurately measuring hormone levels.
Why do we test hormones in saliva? Steroid hormones in the bloodstream are 95-99% bound to carrier proteins, and in this form are unavailable to target tissues. Saliva testing measures the amount of hormone available to target tissues – the bioavailable amount. For this reason, saliva testing better relates to specific symptoms of excess or deficiency and is a good option for monitoring hormone therapy.
ZRT is one of the first labs to measure hormones in saliva and helped establish the method that made saliva hormone testing commercially viable for health care providers and patients around the globe.