The Complete Hormone
Makeover from Regel PharmaLab
proud to announce the addition to our staff of Dr.
Summer Regel. Dr. Regel has a PhD in
pharmacy from the University of Tennessee and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.
Her singular focus is helping women achieve a symptom-
free menopause. When you work with Dr. Regel you will
receive extraordinary care and treatment with:
Regel believes that it is not enough to simply improve
symptoms for women, her education, training, experience,
and ability to listen to each patient's needs enable
her to develop a solution that will significantly
reduce the negative impact that menopause has on your
life. Read what on client, a woman from Cordova, TN
said about her customized hormones:
"I think we found the right mix of hormones for me! I
have been on this increased dosage, which includes
testosterone, for a little over a month now. I feel
great. My emotional wellbeing is very much improved. My
husband even has commented on the positive difference. I
have very few hot flashes. Thanks again for what you
Learn More at
Our Hormone Seminars:
Learn how bioidentical hormone therapy
can provide safe and effective relief from perimenopausal, menopausal, and
PMS symptoms such as mood swings, weight gain, anxiety, night sweats and
January 2014 seminar date TBA. Please register to get an email when the date is available.
To register call (901) 757-9434 or register here.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Can
It Help Ease Your Menopause Symptoms?
Many women are challenged with taking care of seemingly
everyone. If you are experiencing menopause symptoms, your
task is made even more challenging. Bioidentical Hormone
Replacement Therapy (BHRT) may be an option for you.
Following are some frequently asked questions, please call us
with any specific questions and we can consult with your
physician on your individual needs.
What are the
symptoms of menopause?
Menopause symptoms may include:
If you have these symptoms
you may be:
Defined as the time leading up to menopause. Your body stops making as
much estrogen and progesterone which can result in you experiencing many of
the typical symptoms of menopause. Some women experience this in
their mid-to-late thirties but there is no magic age. You can
still get pregnant during this stage.
typically occurs between the ages of 45-55 and is defined as when your
body skips 12 or more consecutive monthly periods. Your body makes
extremely low levels of estrogen and progesterone and stops menstruating
permanently. The average age of menopause is 51.
What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
If you are experiencing these menopause symptoms, your physician
may have talked to you or recommended that you start a program
of hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy
involves replacing levels of estrogen and progesterone to relieve the symptoms of peri menopausal and menopausal women. HRT also helps prevent osteoporosis.
Although HRT is an effective treatment for menopause symptoms including
hot flashes, insomnia, and vaginal dryness, as with many
treatment regimens, there are side effects and potential risks.
Only you and your physician can determine if this is the best
course for you. Traditionally women have only had
the choice of using synthetic hormones for this treatment, now
there are other options to help meet patients' individual needs.
What are bioidentical
Bioidentical hormones are a natural alternative to synthetic hormones. Based on your physician's recommendation, we can customize
plant-derived hormones to address your unique needs.
Why would I use
bioidentical hormones instead of synthetic hormones?
You may find that the synthetic hormones are not meeting your
needs because they are only available in a certain form or
dosage. Customization can occur in the form in which they
are administered including: gels, creams, capsules, troches (a
small lozenge), or sublingual drop. Customization can also occur in the dosage of the bioidentical
Do I need a
prescription for bioidentical hormones?
You will need a prescription
from your physician before beginning any type of hormone replacement
What should I tell my physician if I am
experiencing the symptoms of menopause?
Although menopause is a
natural passage, it is often difficult for many women to carry out their
day-to-day responsibilities if the symptoms become too distressing.
Talking to your doctor will help confirm that the symptoms are related
to menopause and rule out any other potential problems. One
recommendation is to keep a journal of the symptoms, what seems to make
them worse, and which symptoms are causing you the most distress.
Because mood swings are often a part of menopause it is important to
monitor how you feel and communicate as much as possible to your
physician. He or she may also recommend ways of controlling
environmental factors to help with specific symptoms, for example
dressing in layers to help hot flashes and beginning an exercise program
to assist with mood swings and weight gain.
Are there other resources for information on how
this may help me?
Because an estimated 30
million women are menopausal, hormone therapy is a widely discussed and
researched therapy option. See our
for articles and resources on this type of hormone therapy and general
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