Wilsonville, OR (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
Denise Burnham, compounding pharmacist and founder of Denise’s Pharmacy Creative Compounds, a PCAB accredited compounding pharmacy, announces a new service offering consultations to men for testosterone replacement therapy. “While the focus on marketing for anti-aging primarily targets women and menopause in terms of hormone replacement therapy, I find that there is a large learning curve for men who don’t have any idea how low testosterone levels affect daily living,” Burnham explains.
Denise Burnham receives calls from women about their husband’s lethargy, weight gain, low libido and mood swings, asking if there is such a thing as male menopause. This is the beginning of Burnham’s educational process. “I am always pleasantly surprised to find women relieved to know there is an answer to the physical and mental changes in their husbands. What they initially believe is that these symptoms are irreversible signs of aging,” Burnham says.
According to Hormone Therapy Network (http://www.hormonetherapynetwork.com/for_men.cfm) testosterone levels drop in men between ages 40-50. Pharmaceutical and marketing companies capitalize on the sexual changes caused from low testosterone by promoting medications for erectile dysfunction. “While medications for erectile dysfunction may work to address low libido, many have side effects, and men are introducing a medication that may interfere with health issues or other medications they take. By taking testosterone supplements with doses appropriate to lab values, men get relief from low testosterone symptoms with minimal if any side effects,” Burnham explains.
Denise Burnham is an educator who offers educational credits for health practitioners teaching bio identical hormone replacement therapy dosing and lab value analyses.
Denise Burnham, RPh, graduated from Oregon State University College of Pharmacy in 1984. She spent over 10 years working at OHSU as the transplant pharmacist, drug information pharmacist and intensive care unit pharmacist. Burnham started Denise’s Pharmacy Creative Compounds in 1998 with a focus on hormone replacement therapies, pain solutions, sterile products and veterinary compounding. Denise’s Pharmacy Creative Compounds is PCAB accredited. Denise guest lectures at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland and the School of Pharmacy at Pacific University in Hillsboro. Denise grew up and lives on a farm outside of Portland. She is a member of Oregon State Pharmacists Association and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. For more information visit http://www.creative-compounds.com. For interview contact Diane Dennis of inspired media at dianeden(at)centurytel(dot)net