Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Austin TX

There are a number of benefits of Bio-identical Hormone Therapy which is why we have decided to offer this at our practice. Some of these benefits include:

  • Decreased risk of Heart disease, which is the cause of death in 1 in 7 women pre-menopausal and 1 in 3 women postmenopausal.
  • Brain/ Mental function– Decreases your risk of Alzheimer’s disease as well as issues such as depression, anxiety, and fatigue, and ‘brain fog’.
  • Bone Health– Decreases your risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis. BioIdentical Hormone therapy can actually increase your bone density by up to 8.5% annually.
  • Increased libido/ sexual function– This is true for women as well as men. Hormone therapy can make you more interested in having a healthy, happy, sex life which has been proven to be a positive benefit for an individual’s overall well being.

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

BioTE Benefits | Dr. Jennifer Walden

BHRT or bioidentical hormone therapy is the use of hormones that are IDENTICAL on a molecular level with the endogenous hormones (produced by the body naturally) in hormone replacement therapy. These are not derived from an animal source like synthetic hormones.

This therapy increases hormone levels in both men and women to improve multiple aspects of life including sexual wellness, bone health, brain health/mental function, as well as decreasing the risk of heart disease or heart attack.


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BioTE® Clinical Grade Nutraceuticals

BioTE’s nutraceutical product line has been carefully created to supplement and support bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Featuring micronutrients that help promote a healthy hormonal balance, these nutraceuticals are an important part of ensuring a complete approach to healthier aging. BioTE clinical-grade nutraceuticals provide important nutritional support for vitamin and mineral deficiencies that may have created health deficits that have often been accumulating for years. BioTE nutraceuticals deliver improved, personalized outcomes for those patients with health deficits resulting from poor food quality, poor food choices, stress, health conditions, excessive alcohol intake, and drug nutrient depletion.

Call us today to schedule an appointment and we can work with you to create a personalized and precise patient care plan using nutraceuticals to ensure that your body is receiving the support that it needs to function at optimal levels.


ARTEROSIL® HP

Protect & Restore the Endothelial Glycocalyx Arterosil®

HP is the only product clinically proven to protect and restore the endothelial glycocalyx. The endothelial glycocalyx is the protective non-stick lining of the veins and arteries that inhibits cholesterol and other particles from adhering to or penetrating the endothelial wall.


BACILLUS COAGULANS

Single-Strain Probiotic for Healthy Digestion

BACILLUS COAGULANS can help restore digestive balance. Utilizing a well-tolerated strain, this probiotic is strong and stable enough to survive stomach acid, retain its potency in the intestines and is an excellent choice for acute events and recovery, such as antibiotic use.


BPC-157

Healing & Recovery Peptide

BPC-157 is an orally bioavailable peptide that helps promote healing and recovery in muscles, tissue, and joints. Short for body protecting compound, this peptide may also help fight inflammation and improve gut health.


DEEP SLEEP
Sleep Complex

DEEP SLEEP is a high-quality sleep complex that can help you get a restful night’s sleep. This proprietary blend of natural herbs and plant extracts works synergistically with melatonin to help calm the mind and promote a night of deeper sleep.


DIM SGS+
Hormone Balance & Detoxification Support

DIM, short for diindolylmethane, is a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale. DIM SGS+ helps stimulate a more efficient metabolism for estrogen, meaning it can help regulate the ratio of healthy to less healthy estrogen.


CURCUMIN-SF
Antioxidant & Hormone Support

CURCUMIN-SF provides powerful antioxidant support that may help reduce inflammation in your muscles and joints caused by stress, overwork, and exercise. CURCUMIN-SF offers an ultra-concentrated form of curcumin in a proprietary blend to increase absorption by 29x the normal rate.


IODINE+
Thyroid Support with Iodine, Zinc, & Selenium

IODINE+ provides three essential trace minerals (iodine, zinc, and selenium) your body needs to maintain optimal thyroid health. Your thyroid depends on iodine to produce vital hormones that regulate your energy levels, metabolism, and overall health.

Learn More About BioTE Nutraceuticals:ADK 5 & 10 Essential Vitamins A, D3, & K2

ADK delivers highly bioavailable forms of three essential vitamins—A, D3, and K2. The ingredients in ADK work together to promote absorption and use inside the body. The result is a potent supplement that supports a variety of functions that help promote bone, heart, and immune health. ADK 5 contains 5,000 IU (125 mcg) of vitamin D3 per capsule, and ADK 10 contains 10,000 IU (250 mcg) of vitamin D3 per capsule.


HAIR RESCUE: ACTIVATE
Peptide Hair Growth Complex

HAIR RESCUE: ACTIVATE helps encourage hair growth at a cellular level. This specially formulated topical serum was created to help stimulate hair growth and reduce issues commonly associated with hair loss. HAIR RESCUE: REPAIR Hair Follicle Peptide Serum HAIR RESCUE: REPAIR helps strengthen and keep the hair you have. This specially formulated cosmeceutical was created to help retain hair follicles and promote thicker, fuller hair.


LUMINATE
Collagen Stimulating Peptide Serum

LUMINATE helps improve the health and appearance of your skin. This powerful collagen-stimulating peptide serum combines three fast-acting peptides (GHK-Cu, Argireline, and Leuphasyl) to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote firmer, healthier skin that glows.


METHYL FACTORS+
5-MTHF & Active B Vitamins for Methylation Support

METHYL FACTORS+ provides five essential methylation nutrients—5-MTHF (methyl folate), vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, and betaine. Methylation is a biochemical process that impacts your body’s ability to regulate cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive, and detoxification systems.


MULTI-STRAIN PROBIOTIC
20B Multi-Strain Probiotic for Healthy Digestion

MULTI-STRAIN PROBIOTICS 20B can help restore digestive balance. It contains 20 billion active cultures per capsule to support good gut health and a strong immune system. Every strain used in the formula is well-researched and identity-verified and has been genetically characterized and properly classified for safety and assurance.


NMN COMPLEX
NAD+ & Aging Support

NMN COMPLEX combines Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) with Resveratrol and Pterostilbene to give your body the building blocks it needs to maintain healthy NAD+ levels. Low levels of NAD+ can make you vulnerable to low energy, cognitive decline, and other early indicators of aging.


OMEGA 3 + CoQ10 EPA/DHA
Fish Oil With CoQ10

OMEGA 3 + CoQ10 combines EPA and DHA from fish oil with CoQ10 to support heart and brain health. Our DHA and EPA are extracted from the purest fish oil sources available through molecular distillation to ensure the removal of cholesterol and contaminants, including PCBs and heavy metals.


SENOLYTIC COMPLEX
Healthy Aging Support

SENOLYTIC COMPLEX can help protect and rejuvenate your body at a cellular level. As you age, your body accumulates dysfunctional senescent cells that contribute to poor aging, slowed tissue repair, and low energy. Senolytic compounds help eliminate these cells before they become a problem.


SERENE
Mood Support

SERENE provides a natural way to help relieve stress and anxiety when you need it most. This supplement contains a potent extract derived from magnolia tree bark, dihydrohonokiol-B (DHH-B), that can provide on-demand mood support.


Understanding Hormones Changes as We Age

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Menopause is commonly heard amongst women- those with fewer years under their belt dread the time it will come and women going through it or who are around menopausal age often suffer tremendously through their experience.

There is another hormonal change called Andropause, which receives MUCH less public awareness. Andropause can begin as early as our early 30’s. Mood swings, fatigue, mental fog, depression, weight gain and low libido and then eventually about a decade later, hot flashes can kick in and symptoms become increasingly unbearable.

Andropause is not exclusive to women!

Men suffer from hormone decline as well. Everyone’s body is slightly different, but generally, from age 35 forward (some men have symptoms earlier) a 2% reduction of testosterone occurs.

  • Signs/ symptoms of Andropause:
  • Fatigue/ Low Energy levels
  • Mental fog
  • Decreased mental clarity
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Memory Loss
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Low Libido (sexual desire)

Dr. Jennifer Walden Explains BioTE® Bioidentical Hormone Replacement


Understanding the role of Testosterone and overall health benefits

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Testosterone is NOT just important for sexual health NOR is it a hormone only produced in males. It is an important hormone in both the FEMALE AND MALE body.

In women, Testosterone is actually produced primarily by the female ovary and to a lesser degree in the adrenal glands.

In men, Testosterone is produced primarily by the testicles and to a lesser degree in the adrenal glands.

Testosterone has MANY functions in our bodies beyond sexual health. For example, it helps significantly with brain function.

Many studies have shown that natural testosterone is protective and preventative of many disease states.

For example, men with low testosterone are 3 times more likely to get Alzheimer’s dementia and women suffer with similar risks; in a recent study, men over 55 with higher levels of testosterone showed a significant reduction in coronary artery disease risk and heart attacks; testosterone also builds bone mass density by about 8.3% per year, preventing and reversing osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Women, as well as men, often suffer from a ’paunch’ in their mid-abdominal section which occurs with age. Low levels of testosterone can be responsible for this. Low levels of testosterone increases cortisol and insulin levels, both of which increase belly fat and increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, one of the most widespread epidemics in the U.S. Therefore, correcting the issue of low testosterone for men and for women, ultimately reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance.

For women, countless studies show testosterone as protective to the breasts from breast cancer. Breast cancer tissue can have both estrogen and insulin receptors. Natural testosterone has been shown to down-regulate estrogen receptors in the breasts and decreases insulin levels.


What if my past hormone labs have fallen within a ‘normal’ range?

Women are usually symptomatic with a testosterone less than 40, but again this is still within the ‘normal’ range. Men are typically symptomatic for low testosterone levels around 400, although this falls within a ‘normal’ range.

After ordering labs and reviewing your symptoms, we will decide what therapies will best ‘optimize’ your levels.

There are also MANY ways hormone balance can be optimized with the high-grade nutraceutical treatments that we offer.


Suzanne Somers discusses Hormone Replacement Therapy


How long have hormone pellets been around?

Hormone pellets were originally developed in 1939 for women who underwent radical hysterectomies. Widely used in Europe and Australia, they are the longest studied form of hormone therapy (HRT) to date.


Why am I just hearing about bio-identical hormone therapy?

Bio-identical hormone therapy was very popular until a large pharmaceutical company, developed Premarin in 1942 which a synthetically derived hormone which is made from pregnant horse urine. This is NOT how bio-identical hormones are produced.

What is the pellet made of?

BioTE | Dr. Jennifer Walden

Pellets are estradiol or testosterone and steric acid is used to bind the pellet. The hormones (estradiol and testosterone) are IDENTICAL on a molecular level with endogenous (hormones made by your body) in hormone replacement. The compounded medication uses a soy complex to bind the medication. It is NOT derived from an animal or a synthetic source.


Are pellets FDA approved?

The estrogen and testosterone pellet are FDA approved. The manufacturing of pellets 503B outsourcing facilities are under strict regulations by the FDA.


How often do patients need pellets?

3-5 months for women and 4-6 months for men.


How big are the pellets and can you feel them?

Pellets are about the size of a grain of rice. Limiting gluteal exercises after insertion for 72 hours for women and 7 days for men significantly reduces any complication of swelling or discomfort after the pellet insertion. Our providers are highly trained in performing the procedure with a safe and comfortable approach for the patient.


Does BioIdentical Hormone therapy increase my risk of cancer?

FALSE! The medications that we prescribe have had no evidence of increasing your risk of any type of cancer. The type of hormone therapy that increases your risk for cancer in women is due to a synthetic form of Progesterone, called Progestin, combined with Estrogen therapy, which we do not prescribe whatsoever. The hormones we prescribe are all naturally occurring in your body, just at decreased rates as you age.Also, we perform thorough pre-treatment laboratory work as well as assessment to find out what type and dosage of hormone therapy is right for you!


Does BioIdentical Hormone therapy increase my risk of heart disease?

FALSE! BioIdentical hormone therapy actually helps to protect your heart against elevated lipid levels or ‘bad’ cholesterol which causes plaque build up in your blood vessels.


If I have other hormone problems, such as thyroid- related problems, should I avoid BioIdentical Hormone Therapy?

NO! Part of adequately treating your hormones and your lab work up is to see if ALL of your hormones are in balance. Appropriate treatment for your personal needs will be discussed, recommended, and prescribed.

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Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and want to see if you are a good candidate, call (512) 328-4100 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves Austin, TX and surrounding areas.

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