Premier Specialists in Hormones

Individualized hormones and pharmaceuticals reflecting the physician’s judgment about the hormones the patient needs: A Path to Optimized Health.

American Hormones, Inc. has provided hormones to thousands of people seeking relief from a variety of symptoms and medical conditions diagnosed by their physicians.

Why Pharmacy Compounded Hormones?

— These hormones are accepted and well-received by the human body.
— These hormones reflect the patient’s individualized needs.
— These hormones aim to replicate structurally those produced by the human body, as determined to be needed by the physician.

What are hormones and why I might want to consult my physician about them?

From the Greek root “hormoa,” which means to “set in motion,” hormones literally are chemical messengers that control and regulate the activity of other cells or organs. Each hormone travels in the blood or extra-cellular fluid to one or more specific tissue or organ (containing target cells with special receptors) where it elicits a particular response. The hormones secreted by specialized glands such as the thyroid gland, the ovaries, the pancreas or the testes are essential for every activity of daily living, including digestion, metabolism, growth, reproduction, mood control, aging and sexual function. As we age our hormone production declines (menopause for women or andropause for men); it may also decline as a result of disease, exposure to toxins or trauma. This decline causes the aging process to accelerate and may cause a pronounced deterioration, both physically and mentally.

How are pharmacy compounded estrogen, testosterone and progesterone produced?

Precursors (sterols) to progesterone and estrogen are found in wild yams and soy but the human body does not have the ability to convert these sterols to hormones. Through a simple process (hydrolysis) these chemicals are converted into progesterone, estrogen and testosterone capable of being processed by the body. They are considered “natural” because they are derived from a natural plant (organic) source and are structurally identical to the hormones biologically made in the body. These hormones are then formulated by American Hormones, a specialty compounding pharmacy, into a strength and dosage form recommended by your physician.

When first developed, synthetic hormones were well received because they provided some of the benefits of hormonal replacement: controlling the symptoms of menopause and fighting osteoporosis. However some women cannot tolerate synthetic hormones, often suffering side effects such as bloating, bleeding or mood swings. Pharmacy compounded hormones can help alleviate these side effects, based on the medical assessment and prescription of your physician.

How are pharmacy compounded hormones different from synthetic manufactured hormones?

At American Hormones, we understand that no two patients are alike. Because every patient is different and has different needs, customized, compounded medications are an important part of quality medical care. Through compounding, American Hormones is able to cater to patients with unique medical needs.

Sometimes commercially available drugs are not suitable for a particular patient. For instance, a commercially available drug may not be available in required dosage amount or delivery form, or it may contain allergens that a particular patient cannot tolerate.

American Hormones works with your physician to create customized hormone replacement therapy regimes suitable for you, the patient. At your physician’s direction, we can tailor the dosage amount and delivery format to meet your specific needs. Physicians can feel confident in our ability to prepare customized medications that meet specific patient needs and improve patient health.

American Hormones, Inc.    69 West Cedar St    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601    1-888-801-5777