Houston Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Endocrine glands, like the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands, are significantly different than other glands in the body because of their ability to produce hormones and transmit them directly into the bloodstream without passing through a duct or interstitial tissue.
An imbalance of endocrine hormones can lead to significant deficits in the quality of a person's life. As a person ages, the body's ability to adequately distribute these hormones can diminish significantly. Common examples of this are low testosterone and low estrogen/progesterone levels.
Part of the job of these sex hormones and the glands which produce them is to create a homeostatic balance in your body. When levels become unbalanced it can result in your body malfunctioning. In males, the drop in testosterone may be partly due to an increase in estrogen production, which causes some feminization such as breast enlargement or weight gain. In women, when progesterone drops quicker than estrogen the results could include:
- Heavy periods
- Breast tenderness
- Weight gain
The Houston Wellness Clinic evaluates the levels of sex hormones in your body as well as thyroid and growth hormones, and takes corrective action in reestablishing and maintaining balance. By measuring defective and potentially pro-cancerous metabolites from male and female hormones, we can prescribe the appropriate supplementation to correct imbalances.
Difference through Bioidentical Hormones Therapy
Using bioidentical creams which contain high concentrations of estriol and progesterone, the Houston Wellness Clinic develops a hormonal strategy specific to your body. Because injections and pills can irritate the gastrointestinal tract and liver, we prefer to use transdermal creams.
If you do not wish to use bioidentical creams, we offer supplements and metabolic corrections to restore the hormones to better functioning levels. We provide all patients undergoing bioidentical hormone management with 24-hour urine analysis. This tests the daily excretions of sex hormones, as well as the thyroid and adrenal hormones.
Having your hormones and metabolites evaluated is important for optimal physiological and emotional function. Adequate hormones play an important role in anti-aging, in decreasing the rate of osteoporosis and in maintaining better sleep patterns. Furthermore, by assessing and correcting the "bad" hormone metabolites, we are also decreasing the risk of end-organ cancers.
To find out if bioidentical hormones are a good fit for you, contact the Houston Wellness Clinic for a consultation.
"After reviewing my medical history Dr. Allibone noticed my sister died of breast cancer and asked me why I was taking Premarin... After a few weeks on the bio-identical hormones I was feeling better and my hot flashes were down to a minimum which was something I had not experienced in 12 years..." - Patricia M