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Hormones and Endocrinology Pharmacy CA

What Are Hormones?

Hormones are chemical "messengers" that transport signals from one cell to another in your body. They travel through your bloodstream to tissues and organs. They work slowly, over time but only a small amount of change in a hormone level can radically change the way a cell – or even your whole body -- behaves. Hormones affect many different processes, including:

  • Growth and development
  • Metabolism – how your body gets energy from the food you eat
  • Mood
  • Reproduction
  • Sexual function

Where Do Hormones Come From?

Many of the hormones your body needs are produced by the endocrine glands -- the pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands. In addition, women’s ovaries and men’s testes also produce them. For women, most hormone therapy is used to treat menopause. For men, the most common therapy is for vitality.

Are There Commercially-produced Medications Available to Supplement Hormone Deficiencies?

Yes. Many hormone replacement products sold commercially today are synthetic medications that mimic human hormones, or derived from non-human, animal sources. Because those chemicals are not exactly the same as those found in your body, they may cause intolerable side effects.

MYERS Medical Compounding Pharmacists Work Exclusively with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement
(hormones made to be the same as your body’s own hormones)

We can help both male and female patients deal with imbalances in estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol and thyroid. We can save you and your doctor time by providing resources to help you and your doctor choose a specific course of therapy, address questions about side effects, and assist you and your doctor in monitoring the effectiveness of your therapy on an ongoing basis, to assure optimal results.

No two people are alike, and the advantage of custom-compounded hormone therapy is that we can adapt treatment to fit your body and hormone levels. We can prepare hundreds of different combinations of these hormones in different strengths and delivery forms.

To learn more about the compounded treatments we can provide, see items listed in the window to the right.