Compounded medications can be made in a variety of routes of delivery and dosages (cream, tablets, troches, gels, vaginal inserts, sprays). They are compounded in order to have a personalized dosage for each patient.
Biodentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
In the United States, approximately 1.3 million women become menopausal each year.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) reports that about 1.4 million women are using BHRT. NAMS notes that BHRT is 40% of all prescriptions for hormone therapy in women who are in menopause.
Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones that have been synthesized to be molecularly identical to the hormones produced by the body. Some common hormones that are prescribed are estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, and growth hormone.
The treatment is to replace the hormones that have been lost as a result of aging. Thus, hormone levels will increase and menopausal symptoms will improve.
Low Dose Naltrexone
More than 80 diseases occur as a result of the immune system attacking the body’s own organs, tissues, and cells.
Some of the more common autoimmune diseases include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Low dose Naltrexone (LDN) belongs to a class of drugs called opiate antagonists and is emerging as a promising new off-label treatment for the management of symptoms from autoimmune diseases, central nervous system disorders, and even certain cancers. Naltrexone was approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid addiction by acting as a competitive opioid receptor antagonist and blocking the effects of opioids on the brain. LDN refers to daily doses of Naltrexone that are within 1-5 mg–a tenth of the typical FDA-approved treatment dosage. At lower doses, naltrexone exhibits properties such as analgesia and anti-inflammatory actions. It has been recognized to have immunological effects that are beneficial in autoimmune diseases. In addition, naltrexone also binds to endorphin receptors, allowing the body to produce more endorphins to compensate, boosting mood.
Low Dose Allergen or Immunotherapy
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates up to 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and that the prevalence is rising.
Food allergy is increasingly recognized as a growing public health burden and has been referred to as the “second wave” of the allergy epidemic, following asthma.
Low dose Immunotherapy is a combination of immunotherapy and homeopathy. It helps the body build immune tolerance to various antigens in order to decrease the body’s immune reactivity against those antigens/immune triggers.
What are these antigens/immune reactants? They could be foods, environmental pollen, mold, pet dander, chemicals, viruses, yeast, bacteria, protozoa and others.
Oxytocin is a peptide hormone made of amino acids that is produced by the hypothalamus and secreted by the pituitary gland. It is often known as the “love” hormone as it is released during pregnancy, breast-feeding, and physical or sexual contact. New research is now revealing possibilities for oxytocin to be used to enhance mood, social anxiety, autism, addictions, erectile dysfunction, and other behavioral conditions.