San Francisco, CA, December 08, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Koshland Custom Compound Pharmacy announced today that it is possible to achieve hormone balance through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. There are some important concepts and facts that women should be aware:
1) Menopause is not an estrogen deficiency syndrome!
2) Progesterone is not the same as synthetic progestin’s
3) False statement: “you don’t need progesterone if you’ve had a hysterectomy.”
4) Goal of therapy: Achieve a Balance of actions of the different hormones.
The Women’s Health Initiative performed a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of 16,500 that provided patients with Premarin and Provera (medroxyprogesterone).
The trial was halted in 2002 because of adverse outcomes:
· breast cancer – 26% increase (8/10,000),
· heart disease – 29% increase (7/10,000),
· stroke – 41% increase (8/10,000),
· leg thrombus – 200% increase (8/10,000),
· pulmonary embolism – 213% increase (8/10,000),
· Alzheimer’s disease – 200% increase
Moreover, there is a 1% risk of adverse event for all patients over 5 years.
Peter Koshland, President and CEO, of Koshland Pharm: Custom Compounding Pharmacy advises “a balanced hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women can be achieved using bio-identical progesterone vs. medroxyprogesterone.”
Koshland Pharmacy is fully equipped and readily available to meet patients’ needs for hormone replacement therapy. Filling this void is just one of the reasons why compounding pharmacies are a vital component of the healthcare system.
About Koshland Custom Compound Pharmacy
Koshland Pharm is a custom compounding pharmacy specializing in hormone replacement therapy. We provide compounded medications of the highest quality with unsurpassed expertise, top-of-the-line equipment, and numerous quality control measures. By engaging in an ongoing dialogue with our patients and providing education forums on health-related topics, Koshland Pharm empowers people to take charge of their health, improve their quality of life on health-related topics, and prevent disease.
What is Compounding?
Compounding is the process of creating “custom” prescriptions. Some conditions are best treated with medications that are not available in standard commercial formulations. With a compound prescription, you get the most effective treatment, delivered in the most appropriate and convenient dosage form.
Peter Koshland, PharmD, founder of Koshland Pharm, is an expert in the field of compounding pharmacy and hormone replacement therapy. Koshland is also an adjunct professor of clinical pharmacy at UCSF. You can reach him through his blog, The Compounder’s Forum.