Press Release: Bay Area Pharmacy, Koshland Pharm, Creates New Online Resource About Treatment Options for Menopausal Symptoms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – January 20, 2011) – Koshland Pharm: Custom Compounding Pharmacy, a Bay Area pharmacy that specializes in women’s health, has added new information to its website that answers several frequently asked questions about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a treatment option for addressing menopausal symptoms.

Hormone replacement therapy for middle-aged women is a controversial topic. Conventional hormone replacement made headlines in 2002 when a large clinical trial found that the use of Premarin and Provera (the two most widely prescribed hormone products) were associated with an increased incidence of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. Since then, many women have been looking for alternative treatment options for menopausal symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are one such alternative, for unlike synthetic hormones, they have molecular structures that are identical to those found in the human body.

Many doctors see the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy based on the scientific literature on the subject, but others are skeptical about this kind of therapy. Because of these differing medical views, many women are looking for a clear, concise explanation about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, including the controversy that surrounds it. Koshland Pharm’s new webpage helps address this need.

Koshland Pharm’s webpage answers the questions:

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
When is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy used?
How does a person know if she or he could benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
What are the hormones that are most often used in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
How is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy administered?
What makes bioidentical hormone replacement therapy controversial?

Koshland Pharm’s new webpage also provides downloadable checklists to support women in taking charge of their own health, such as a checklist for symptoms of hormone imbalance and a checklist for healthy living. Koshland Pharm has added this information to its website as a part of its commitment to being a Bay Area resource for healthy living.