BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY
Dr. Austin’s specialty: Our clinic is the only one in San Diego with doctors trained to do bio-identical hormone treatment in the Wiley Protocol™ fluctuating pattern. This mimics your body’s exact production of hormones and puts your hormone levels at optimal functioning for the best quality of life. This is referred to as multi-phasic dosing of bioidentical (natural) hormone replacement therapy. Used to balance hormonal levels, it provides the following benefits:
- Build bone density
- Lower lipid levels
- Alleviate menstrual migraines
- Elevate mood and psyche
- Restorative deep sleep and dreams
- Skin improvements
- Improve sex drive
Explanation: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) should not be a static dose, as our hormones are not meant to be in a constant state all the time. Every hormone has its own rhythm of secretion, and we need to dose hormones as close as possible to mimic our natural cycles. This could enable us to achieve the peaks and valleys hormones need in order to create their own receptors and set the stage for the body to regulate itself. Every person would need a different amount of hormones based on their blood work and lifestyle.
What to expect:In individualized medicine, keeping track of your symptoms or patterns when they arise is key to dosing you appropriately. Lifestyle such as nutrition, supplements, medication, sleep all have a role in how you feel. Meal plans, herbs, supplements and lifestyle changes will all be advised.
Wiley Protocol™ Testosterone for Women
As a woman ages, her libido and desire for sex often diminishes. Testosterone levels are highest for a woman in the early twenties, but by the time she approaches and enters menopause there may be a testosterone deficiency. Testosterone can play a key role in libido, energy, bone health and immune function in women. Produced by the ovaries, testosterone over the course of the menstrual cycle has a rhythm in women.
The replacement of estrogen alone may not correct loss of muscle tone, absent sex drive, or general lack of mental function. The Wiley Protocol Testosterone cream for women is biomimetic and replicates feminine testosterone hormone rhythms.
Natural Hormones (Wiley Protocol™) Cyclical Dosing
The Wiley Protocol® is a trademarked bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (Hormone Replacement Therapy, or B.H.R.T.) made famous by actress Susan Sommers. This is a topical cream delivery system consisting of biomimetic estradiol, progesterone, and testoterone — dosed to mimic the natural hormone rhythm produced by a woman’s body when she was in her prime. This method by-passes the liver and the digestive system to ensure maximum absorption. Used to prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, mood disturbance, dryness, hair loss, incontinence and libido concerns. Blood work is done to ensure your appropriate dosing for your body.
WILEY PROTOCOL™ FOR MEN
The only cyclical male bio-identical hormone therapy, using DHEA and testosterone creams. It mimics the body’s production of testosterone and DHEA exactly, including seasonal variation. Cyclical dosing prevents metabolites and testosterone being covered to estrogen. The application via creams avoids liver involvement. Recommended for:
- Libido, erections
- Brain function, focus
- Increased muscle mass
- Bone health
Blood work is initially done to determine dosing of hormones, and follow-up visits ensure they stay at the optimal levels.