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 Memory Loss, Insomnia, Despair: HORMONE DEFICIENCY
 BT h e s l e n d e r , n e r v o u s a p p e a r i n g woman told me she was the CEO of a company and thought maybe she was losing her mind. She forgot things, couldn’t sleep, made lists and then forgot about making a list, night sweats and hot flashes. Several doctors had done complex tests involving genes, allergy testing and vitamin levels, but nothing had really helped. She brought her labs and medication list at the free 15 min. consult
Her medications included a tiny estradiol secreting device which she inserted into the vagina every 3 months. Despite this vaginal estradiol, her blood level was very low. Estradiol nourishes the brain and helps to improve memory, stops the temperature dysregulation which was wrecking her sleep. The blood level desired is around 50- 100, and she was non-detectible.
“Are you taking progesterone and testosterone,” I asked. No, she was told that she didn’t need progesterone as she had no uterus. If you want to sleep, be calm, receptive in sex, and have thick, mucoid secretions, you most definitely do need progesterone. With estradiol only, secretions are thin and watery and don’t do the job of lubrication when you most want it.
Testosterone enhances sexual energy and, I believe based on years of prescribing it and using it myself, mental focus, drive (for lack of a better word), and most importantly worthiness. Testosterone seems to help with self-worth and has been found in men in high dose to alleviate depression.
She agreed to make a full appointment after I told her that I believed that I could help her. We discussed in detail the risks and side effects of hormone replacement therapy, which some doctors and researchers
y Dr. Donna Becker
  believe might cause blood clots, cancer, or strokes. The WHI study, did NOT show that estradiol caused cancer. I reminded her that one could have all the above-mentioned maladies whether taking hormones or not.
Dr. Donna Becker, in practice for over 30 years with a focus on hormone replacement for the past 15 years. Affiliations include; institute for functional Medicine, The American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine, and Certification in hormone replacement therapy with World Link Medical (not recognized by the TX board of Specialities). Call for a free 15 min. consult: 210-545-5224,
Dr Donna Becker
Specializes in anti-aging & health maintenance medicine.
(210) 545-5224
      Focus of Treatments:
• Hormone restoration to healthy young adult levels
• Thyroid issues
• Hot Flashes/Night Sweats
Call to schedule your FREE consultation.
(210) 545-5224 Dr. Donna Becker
• Moodiness, “Emotionality”
• Loss of Libido
• Brain Fog
• Men’s issues: erectile
dysfunction, fatigue, weight gain
• Insomnia
• Bone Loss
• Vitamin Deficiencies
• Blood levels guide treatment.
The Enhancement Of Life
        y Alissa Reinhard
Inner Nerd!
n November 9, you’re invited to unleash your inner nerd and celebrate all things anime, manga
Nerdvana Con: Celebrate Your
  and graphic art at Northside ISD’s annual Nerdvana Con. Nerdvana Con is the district’s only event dedicated to encouraging awareness and appreciation of these unique art forms.
This year’s 2019 featured artist and keynote speaker is Kazu Kibuishi. Kibuishi is the author and artist of the New York Times Bestselling AMULET graphic novel series. He is also the creator of the Flight Anthologies, the Explorer Anthologies, and Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. In 2012, he illustrated the covers for the Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition paperbacks.
Video game and anime voice actor Laine Frasier known for Sonic the Hedgehog: The
Movie will also be in attendance as a special guest.
Students are welcome to bring their artwork (all mediums welcome) and dress up to enter in Nerdvana Con’s cosplay contest. Costumes must be G-rated.
Nerdvana Con will be located at Stevens High School. Doors open at 10 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit or follow @ nisdnerdvanacon on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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