Clinical Considerations for the Administration of Hormones Topically

By Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh Topical application of bio-identical hormone therapy continues to gain more popularity with patients and practitioners as a convenient, practical, and effective means of administration.  One reason for this increase in popularity, is that there are more risks evident with the oral administration of estrogen.  In addition, studies continue to show […]

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What to Do When Stress Takes Over

By: Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh   According to the Annual Stress Survey by the American Psychological Association, 75 percent of women experience moderate to severe stress, 49 percent report sleep problems, and more than 40 percent report physical symptoms as a direct result of stress.  The problem is we rarely turn off!  And neither does […]

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A Discussion on Thyroid Dysfunction

By: Krista Borowski, RPh Thyroid dysfunction, specifically hypothyroidism, is commonly under-diagnosed, but can account for a wide variety of symptoms. The common symptoms of hypothyroidism are (but not limited to) fatigue, weight gain, brittle hair and nails, hair loss, cold sensitivity, constipation, depression, muscle and joint pain, and menstrual irregularities. There are several situations that […]

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Hormone Testing

By: Krista Borowski, RPh Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has many advantages, one of which is the ability to have a product custom made for you. A provider can prescribe specific doses to optimize therapy to balance your hormones and alleviate any symptoms you may have. There are several dosage forms available with the most […]

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The Importance of Vitamin D

By Krista Borowski, RPh Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has several important functions, including regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous for proper development of strong bones and teeth. If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D, you are at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as soft bones (osteomalacia)or fragile bones (osteoporosis). […]

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