Did you know that Estradiol, the active form of estrogen, performs 400 different functions in the female body? These functions include collagen production for the skin and protection against heart disease, memory loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer. Estradiol has been scientifically shown to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, osteopenia, arthritis, macular degeneration, tooth loss, hair loss and many other maladies that affect us as we age. Excess belly fat is another symptom of low hormones, particularly low estradiol.
Typically, postmenopausal women have little or no estradiol. Some perimenopausal women may also have insufficient estradiol which may explain their inability to become pregnant. Women also produce estrone and estriol, the other forms of estrogen. Estradiol is also important to men as it provides protection against prostate cancer, heart disease and memory loss.
Natural Bio Health has offered estrogen therapy for more than 14 years in its clinics located in Austin, San Antonio and College Station, Texas. Hot flashes, a common symptom in the postmenopausal years, are most often due to the decline in estrogen as women enter into their non-child bearing ages. Many women suffer from the more severe symptoms of low estrogen (and low progesterone, thyroid, DHEA, pregnenolone and testosterone). Besides hot flashes, these can include interrupted sleep, low energy, depression, anxiety, sagging skin and increasing wrinkles, dental issues, and many others. Some women have very few or no symptoms so state that they feel “fine” and have no need for hormones.
The unfortunate truth is that regardless of feeling “fine”, these women also have small amounts or non-measurable levels of hormones in their bodies in their postmenopausal years. There are very few exceptions which help explain the increasing incident of heart disease, memory loss, Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer and other disease processes, as women reach their postmenopausal years. Many men, at the age of 60, have significant levels of estrogen, which might explain why their skin may be healthier than women of the same age and why men have a lower risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
At Natural Bio Health, we treat all aspects of a woman’s health, regardless of age. We recommend any woman who wants to live a healthy life, test her hormones as well as her cholesterol, blood count, metabolic factors and any heart risk factors she may have. Most diseases are preventable through hormone balancing and hormone therapy with bioidentical hormones, health eating, exercise and stress management. Most disease processes can be stopped in their tracks if caught earlier enough by proper testing and interpretation.
Lab Tests: Blood is drawn to determine the levels of the following hormones: FSH, LH, Progesterone, Estradiol, Total Testosterone, Free Testosterone, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), DHEA sulfate, Free Thyroid, T4, TSH, Lipid Profile (cholesterol), Complete Metabolic Panel of 28 tests (blood sugar levels, calcium, protein, kidney and liver functions, cardiac risk factor and Complete Blood Count Panel of 14 tests including red cells, white cells, hemoglobin and hematocrit, anemia indices and platelet count, Homocysteine, CRP (hi sens), Fasting insulin, HA1C (pre-diabetes/diabetes), Ferritin.
In-Body Total Fat, Muscular, Skeletal, and Water Analysis: Measures body fat percentage, intracellular water, extracellular water, total body water, dry lean mass, body fat mass, lean body mass, weight, skeletal muscle mass, body mass index (BMI), segmental lean development (right arm, left arm, trunk, right leg, and left leg), and basal metabolic rate (BMR).
Baseline Body Measurements: We measure your waist size, and blood pressure. The medical staff will also conduct a physical exam to include: (1) a thyroid exam ruling out a thyroid goiter, nodules, cysts or enlargement; (2) a heart exam for murmurs, irregular rhythms, enlargement or transposition; (3) exam for liver enlargement or other abdominal masses; and (4) exam for edema (excessive fluid retention) in the feet.
Medical Consultation: One of our healthcare professionals will conduct a personal consultation with you to review your labs, your health history, vital statistics, and personal goals. The medical staff will develop an individualized program for you based on this information. Our MD’s and Nurse Practitioners have more than 100 years of experience in medicine, weight loss, balancing and optimizing hormones and general and natural health.
Monitoring and Optimization Consultation (12 Months): These are all included as long as you continue on your hormone program. Included in your health assessment program are the scheduled visits below:
(1) three week follow-up, (2) six week follow-up, (3) six months follow-up, (4) one year follow-up and (5) other visits that may be necessary for review and monitoring or that may be requested by the medical staff or program participant.
The purpose of the follow-up visits is to assist in the optimization and balancing of all hormones prescribed for your program, the relief of symptoms and the achievement of optimal health. There are no charges for follow-up visits during the first year as long as you continue on the program prescribed by the medical staff.*
The Natural Bio Health Hormone Booklet, Weekly Email Blasts, and the Natural Bio Health Blog Site: Provides detailed scientific information and articles on the benefits and use of bioidentical hormones, achieving optimal health through hormone balancing, diet and exercise, the secrets of longevity and the science of disease prevention.
Additional Lab Tests Available. The following labs may be added/recommended for additional costs or may be covered by participant’s insurance plan: ABO and RH (blood typing), Vitamin D-OH25, a.m. cortisol, and others as may be requested by participant or medical staff including hepatitis panel, prolactin, etc.
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