CHILDREN AND COMPOUNDING

In past articles, we have already commented how compounding techniques can be of great help when it comes to our children. More specific doses, simpler application forms for them, more tolerable flavors; in short, the possibilities are many. Photo: Inhealth Compounding This time we will be talking specifically about Chloral Hydrate. Chloral hydrate is the most used sedative in children, particularly in diagnostic procedures that require the young patient be immobile; especially with the smallest, between 1 to 3 years old. It is also considered the oldest hypnotic. Its widely used in pediatric services and its pharmacological properties are many. Its route of administration can be oral or rectal. It is rapidly absorbed and metabolized in the liver, erythrocytes, and kidneys to trichloroethanol (active) and trichloroacetic acid (inactive). The protein binding of the active metabolite is 70-80% and the half-life in the system, from four to twelve [...]

HOW COMPOUNDING CAN HELP WITH ACNE?

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. It is a skin condition that most people will experience at some point during their lifetime. Although most people associate acne with adolescents and teens, it can affect people of all ages. Like with any ailment, it is essential to understand the causes. When pores in the skin become clogged with dead skin cells, acne can occur. And that is because skin cells usually rise to the surface of our pores to be shed by the body. During adolescence, the body naturally boosts its production of sebum, the oil that keeps the skin from drying out. As a result, skin cells are more likely to become stuck together inside of pores. Acne is one of the most common skin disorders in the world. In fact, 80% of people between the [...]

2018-07-31T19:08:07+00:00July 31st, 2018|Compounding, Compounding benefits, Dermatology|

BENEFITS OF HORMONE THERAPHY FOR MEN

Recently, we discussed Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women; a rather well know topic. Today, we’d like to talk about Hormone Replacement Therapy, but this time, specifically for men. What does it entail? What benefits can it bring to a patient? First off, what is testosterone? Testosterone is a hormone that is produced mainly in the testicles. It helps maintain different functions in men, such as: Bone density Fat distribution Strength and muscle mass Body and facial hair Production of red blood cells Sexual desire Sperm production Testosterone levels usually reach their peak during adolescence and the first years of adulthood. As you get older, testosterone levels decrease progressively; usually about 1 percent a year after 30 or 40 years. In older men, it is important to determine whether a low testosterone level is simply due to a normal age decrease or if it is due to disease (hypogonadism). Symptoms [...]

LET’S TALK ABOUT MENOPAUSE

While some women are very candid when speaking about menopause and all its well know symptoms (the most commonly and comically portrayed: the hot flashes, dryness, dryness, trouble sleeping, etc.), some are still shy about discussing it, even with their doctors. So, very quickly, let’s review the most commons symptoms or signs of menopause: Missed periods Hot flashes Weight gain Sleep Deprivation Vaginal dryness Mood Swings Sore breasts Chronic headaches Decreased sex drive Incontinence Night Sweats Memory problems Chronic Urinary tract infections Changes to skin and hair Increased risk of other diseases   Photo: Medical News Today   It really does sound pretty terrifying! But it doesn’t have to be. As many experts, studies and credible sources of information have noted, Hormone Therapy can be beneficial for women below the age of 60 and close proximity to the onset of menopause (within 10 years); it can lower [...]

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