Women's Health


Menopause, PMS & Hormone Replacement

Vertisis provides restoration for a postmenopausal life

Menopause, while a natural part of a woman's life cycle, can be destructive to her quality of life, bringing hot flashes, sweating, aches and pains, changes in libido and painful intercourse. In that sense, it is often advisable to attempt to bring a woman's hormones back into a range they were when she was younger. Vertisis, as a 503A compounding pharmacy, is able to provide a custom curtailed hormone regimen for each unique patient in need.

Menopause, An Upset to an Active, Healthy Life

Menopause is a phenomenon that signals the end of the reproductive life of any female and is usually onset between the ages of 45-55. Each woman experiences menopause a little differently. Her monthly cycle may become more widely or more closely spaced in time, or may simply stop suddenly. At this point, the hormones released by the ovaries typically decrease into a new equilibrium, but this decrease in hormone production, along with their associated downstream effects, can have many deleterious effects on a woman's life. Some of the physical signs of menopause include[17]:

  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Heavy sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations
  • Sore breasts
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitive skin
  • Dry hair
  • Hair loss
  • Vaginal drying
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Loss of libido
  • Urine tract infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Osteoporosis

But the symptoms of menopause can also be psychological. Women often suffer from mood swings, anxiety, apathy, fatigue and depression during and after menopause [17].

Options for preserving and recovering a more lively you

Hormone replacement therapy is an extremely viable and safe option for most women seeking relief from the symptoms of menopause. And while bulk produced synthetic hormones are available, at Vertisis, we recognize that women do not come in a ‘one size fits all' standard. Each person has a unique hormonal profile that deserves to be taken into account with a personalized medical regimen. Our pharmacy takes a unique approach to personalized health. Not only is our state of the art, USP 797 and 800 licensed facility able to provide high quality, bioidentical hormones, we can customize the dosages and mix hormones and other medications into a single convenient treatment for your patient, something that bulk hormone providers cannot do.

Female Fertility

Start Moving Forward with Vertisis

The process of fertilization as well as successfully carrying to term is a complex and multi-step process. At Vertisis, we understand that trying to have a baby can be frustrating for many couples. In fact, the problem exists for about 6.7 million couples in the United States alone [16]. The time to seek medical assistance varies by age, but in general a case of infertility is present after 6-12 months of attempting to become pregnant and failing to do so. Surgery and artificial insemination are extreme interventions in the case of infertility, but at Vertisis, we advocate for a natural and holistic solution before attempting intense and invasive treatments.

Understanding Female Fertility

Fertility from the female perspective is a more complex process than in the male counterpart and it begins with the release of a single egg from one of the two ovaries. Outlined below are the major steps involved between ovulation and the beginning of a pregnancy, each of which must occur in order for a pregnancy to be successful:

  • The release of a mature egg from one of the two ovaries
  • The egg is swept up by the feathery end of a fallopian tube and begins to move down it
  • Sperm swim up through the cervix, past the uterus and intercept the egg within the fallopian tube where fertilization occurs
  • The fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube into the uterus
  • The fertilized egg implants itself into the wall of the uterus

Failure can occur at any of the above mentioned steps and for a variety of reasons. We suggest consulting with one of our expert pharmacists for an appropriate course of treatment for your patient.

Conceiving with Vertisis

The body possesses an incredible capacity to heal and fertility and reproduction is one of the functions that our bodies were designed to undertake. We believe that a minimalistic and natural approach to medicine should be tried before more invasive therapies. Many women respond positively to hormone therapy such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) or luteinizing hormone (LH) to trigger ovulation. This kind of treatment can increase the likelihood of getting a better quality egg, or multiple eggs if that is desired. In the event that hormone therapy is appropriate for your patient, Vertisis is here to deliver a customized hormone regimen specifically designed for each individual. Every person is unique and in the case of fertility, extra precaution should be taken to give your patient the kind of precision care that she deserves.


References

  1. [17] Bhavnani, B. R. (1998). Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of conjugated equine estrogens: chemistry and metabolism. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 217(1), 6–16.
  2. [16] Tournaye, Herman. "Diagnosis and Management of Male Infertility." Infertility (2011): 71-82. Print.