Hysterectomy Has Consequences

Have you had a hysterectomy? Did you gain weight after your hysterectomy or become depressed? Were you prescribed anti-depressants? Do you have headaches, poor sleep quality, or PMS? Maybe you were told everything would be great after your hysterectomy. So why do we see so many women in our Natural Bio Health clinics in Austin, College Station [...]

By |May 27th, 2015|Bioidentical Hormones, Blog, Hormones, Progesterone, Women|1 Comment

Angelina Jolie Removes Her Ovaries. Right or Wrong?

Is surgical menopause preventative medicine? In a recent published letter, Angelina Jolie discusses her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because she carries the rare BRCA1 gene mutation. This gene mutation put her in a high risk category for both breast cancer (she has had a mastectomy for the same reason) and [...]

By |March 30th, 2015|Blog, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Estrogen, Hormones, Progesterone, Disease Prevention, Women|Comments Off on Angelina Jolie Removes Her Ovaries. Right or Wrong?

My doc said I did not need progesterone. Wrong!

A client recently advised me that she had stopped taking her progesterone because her Ob-gyn had advised her she did not need progesterone. The reasoning by her doctor was that since she had a hysterectomy she was not at risk for uterine cancer. Her doctor was trained in medical school that progesterone protects against uterine [...]

By |September 9th, 2014|Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormones, Progesterone, Disease Prevention, Women, General Well-Being|Comments Off on My doc said I did not need progesterone. Wrong!

Bioidentical Hormones, San Antonio, Breast Cancer Confusion

By: Joseph Feste, M.D., FACOG, AACS, AACG, Medical Director Progesterone and Breast Cancer Unfortunately, no one knows the exact cause of breast cancer and there are many theories as to why a woman might get breast cancer. What makes the disease so tragic is that it can affect women at a young age in contrast [...]

By |June 19th, 2014|Progesterone, Women|Comments Off on Bioidentical Hormones, San Antonio, Breast Cancer Confusion

Progesterone: Why you can’t live without it!!

“The linchpin of the family is the mother, so when her life becomes a misery each month, and the disturbances of the premenstrual syndrome recur, the consequences affect the whole family.” Part I: What is Progesterone Progesterone is the hormone produced at the time of ovulation to prepare the uterine cavity for implantation of an [...]

By |April 23rd, 2014|Bioidentical Hormones, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Progesterone, Disease Prevention, Women, General Well-Being|Comments Off on Progesterone: Why you can’t live without it!!

Is Tamoxifen Needed After Breast Surgery?

Joseph Feste, MD, FACOG, AACS, AACG Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer. In our Austin and San Antonio clinics, I have seen many clients who have been placed on the anti-estrogen drug, Tamoxifen, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The reason this drug is prescribed after breast cancer is to decrease the receptor response to estrogen both [...]

By |November 25th, 2013|Bioidentical Hormones, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Estrogen, Hormones, Progesterone, Women|Comments Off on Is Tamoxifen Needed After Breast Surgery?

My Doctor said I had ovarian cysts. What does this mean.

Most ovarian cysts are never noticed and resolve without women ever realizing that they are there. When a cyst causes symptoms, pain in the belly or pelvis is by far the most common one. What is a functional ovarian cyst? There are usually two types of functional cysts, one called a follicle cyst the other a corpus luteum cyst. The cysts are called functional because they are normal but can develop into problems of pain, bleeding and missed periods. They are different from cancer and other ovarian tumors.

By |September 25th, 2013|Hormone Replacement Therapy, Estrogen, Hormones, Progesterone, Women, General Well-Being|Comments Off on My Doctor said I had ovarian cysts. What does this mean.

Blood pressure, your heart, & your brain

By Michael Clark, Ph.D., Director, Education & Research, Diplomate of Anti-Aging Medicine, Fellow and Advanced Fellow of Fellow of Anti-Aging, Regeneration & Functional Medicine The Harvard Medical School on June 28, 2013, published an article entitled Blood pressure and your brain. The article noted the following: “When you think of the effects of high blood [...]

By |July 1st, 2013|Estrogen, Progesterone, Diabetes, Disease Prevention, Brain Therapy, General Well-Being, Hypertension|Comments Off on Blood pressure, your heart, & your brain

Endometriosis and how you might prevent it (Progesterone therapy)

By Joseph Feste, M.D., FACOG, AACS, AACG What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a gynecological medical condition in which cells from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) are located outside the uterus on the lining of the pelvis, ovaries, bowel or any place in the abdominal cavity. Its main symptom is pelvic pain in various degrees. [...]

By |June 27th, 2013|Blog, Estrogen, Progesterone, Women, General Well-Being|Comments Off on Endometriosis and how you might prevent it (Progesterone therapy)

Clarity on hormones and cancer

On synthetic hormones (like Premarin) vs. natural or  bioidentical hormones. Since the 2002 report known as The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Trial, Prempro sales have fallen to $161 million annually and more than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer by women, who declared the company’s HRT drug lead to their development of breast cancer [...]

By |June 13th, 2013|Bioidentical Hormones, Blog, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormones, Progesterone, Progestin|Comments Off on Clarity on hormones and cancer