Frequently Asked Questions
The Texas Age Management Institute in Houston provides Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to men and women in the Greater Houston area. Before obtaining Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the clinic will assess the functioning of multiple bodily systems, which may include assessments of blood sugar, oxygen intake, cognitive testing, hormone levels, heart health, strength, and a bio-letric scan to evaluate how your body is functioning. The tests can allow an Age Management Specialist to customize a specialized treatment program and determine which hormones may need to be replaced and which systems are imbalanced. The clinic’s comprehensive programs include customized Anti-Aging Programs to help patients potentially reverse or prevent the effects of aging. Patients in the Greater Houston area can greatly benefit from the clinic’s expert Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans.
Men and women over the age of 40 that are experiencing the symptoms of aging and hormone decline can greatly benefit from replenishing hormones with Bioidentical versions. Some of the symptoms that can be improved with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement may include:
- Changes In Body Composition
- Increased Fat
- Decreased Lean Muscle
- Loss Of Libido
- Mental Fog
- Poor Attention & Concentration.
- Chronic Illnesses
- Arthritic Pain
For patients that follow the whole program, the doctor can pretty much guarantee that they will lose fat and gain lean muscle. This is because hormones influence metabolism, and when they are deficient, metabolism can slow down. In women, a lack of estrogen and progesterone can cause body fat to accumulate and water retention. Balancing these hormones can allow women to lose water weight and body fat. In men, a lack of testosterone can slow metabolism and increase body fat. Restoring testosterone to healthy levels can help men to improve workout performances, build muscle, and shed body fat. Overall, obtaining hormone balance can help both men and women to lose body fat and feel healthier.
The clinic only uses bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, which involves the use of hormones that are identical in chemical and molecular structure and function to the hormones produced in the human body. Because bioidentical hormones are exact matches to human hormones, there is a diminished risk of side effects.
Testosterone absolutely does not lead to prostate cancer, and it is an enduring medical myth that testosterone causes prostate cancer. Numerous studies have proven that testosterone does not cause prostate cancer.
The Women’s health initiative study showed there is a higher risk of cancer in women taking synthetic progesterone, and this may be due to the fact that synthetic progesterone uses hormones from the urine of a pregnant horse. Because horse hormones are not identical to human hormones, side effects, such as cancer may occur. However, bioidentical progesterone is an exact copy of the progesterone produced in a woman’s body, which allows it to be treated the same as the body’s own progesterone.
Patients will continue to see their primary care physician for primary care needs. Texas Age Management in Houston is not a substitute for a primary care physician.
It’s not harmful to stop the program, but patients may just go back to feeling the way they did before starting on the program.
This is not about finding the fountain of youth. This is about taking control of one’s health and living life to the fullest, free of fatigue, ill health, and disease.
Medicare and private health insurance do not cover services. The clinic has tried to provide care as an out-of-network provider for private insurance, but the services were repeatedly denied. The clinic no longer accepts private health insurance. However, an FSA or health savings account can be used to pay for the service.
Hormone Optimization Programs at Texas Age Management Institute in Houston provide Bioidentical Hormones to help women and men potentially prevent or reduce the symptoms of age related hormone decline. Therapies such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help men and women feel healthier and more youthful. Exercise recommendations can also help patients to be mentally and physically more healthy, and the clinic’s extensive lab tests can allow an Age Management Physician to determine each person’s individual imbalances. The clinic’s Hormone Optimization program is physician monitored, and at Texas Age Management Institute in Greater Houston, patients can restore hormones to optimal levels and increase their levels of vitality.