Houston Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Rebecca Hart, M.D. of NewYou Biomedical, specializes in helping patients recover from the effects of hormone decline.
It is now possible to return hormones to their natural youthful levels and relieve common age-related symptoms such as hot flashes, low libido, weight gain, insomnia, mood swings, fatigue, and vaginal dryness.
In fact, Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help stop, and in some cases even reverse, the progression of osteoporosis. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses the same hormones produced by your own body.
They are derived from natural plant sources and exactly match the human hormone that they are supplementing. As a Houston Bioidentical Hormones Physician, Dr. Rebecca Hart can customize individualized hormone replacement therapy for her patients suffering from declining or deficient hormones.
Offering full-service Hormone Replacement Therapy for men and women, NewYou Biomedical, operated by Dr. Rebecca Hart is located in League City, Texas, on the south side of Houston. Dr. Hart is a certified BIOTE provider, providing Bioidentical Hormonal Health Services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. She and her staff do everything possible to exceed your expectations. Her philosophy is to help you achieve your ultimate health status.
Aging is marked by the loss of hormones, the result of slowing bodily functions. But there is something you can do about it – hormone replacement by an expert able to balance your hormones back to their more youthful state for a NEWYOU. For patients searching for answers to the complex and often harrowing symptoms of changing hormones, menopause, and andropause, Dr. Hart provides everything from initial laboratory testing and diagnosis to treatment and optimization.
Why is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) different from other forms of hormone replacement?
Hormones used in other forms of hormone replacement are made from animal waste or manufactured with a chemical structure foreign to the human body. They are not identical to human hormones and have a risk of harmful side effects. This is because a similar hormone that is not identical to a human hormone will only partly recognize the human cell receptors, and also recognize other receptors it is not supposed to recognize. This can cause health problems.
Even when the true human form of the hormone is used, most standard replacement therapy only offers a one-size-fits-all approach. In standard hormone therapy, very few dosages are available. Usually individualization is not possible with standard pharmaceutical grade hormone preparations. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses identical human hormones in the biologically appropriate amount to suit each individual’s needs—each person receiving exactly the right amount of the hormones in which he or she is deficient, based on laboratory and clinical data collected on each patient. Houston Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Rebecca Hart, M.D. tailors programs to suit patients’ individual needs.
What are the causes of hormonal imbalances?
Hormones can become imbalanced at any point in life for different reasons. Common reasons for hormone decline include aging, excessive stress, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, excess body fat, and excessive smoking, alcohol, or recreational drug intake. While there are many reasons for hormone decline, the most universal reason is aging. We all age, and as we do the body loses some vitality and can no longer produce the same amount of hormones. Stress can cause the adrenal glands, which produce a small amount of sex hormones, to convert the materials used to make these sex hormones into cortisol, a hormone that counteracts the effects of stress. Hormones are produced in different amount during the course of a day. Without proper sleep, the wrong amount can be produced. Without proper nutrition, the body does not have the right materials or enzymes to make important hormones. Excessive body fat increases estrogen levels, which can suppress the functions of other hormones. Chemical and biological effects from alcohol, tobacco, prescription and recreation drugs, or the environment, including exposure to light at night, can also lead to inappropriate hormone production. Whatever the reason for hormonal disruption, Dr. Rebecca Hart’s Houston-area NewYou Biomedical clinic has a bioidentical program to you rebalance your hormones.
Who can benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps patients recover from hormone decline and improves symptoms related to hormone imbalances. Many different types of hormone imbalances can be successfully treated. Commonly, women seek to reduce the effects of perimenopause and menopause, and men seek to reduce the more gradual effects of andropause. Women in their reproductive years may use bioidentical hormones to reduce the effects of PMS, regulate their periods, and improve the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. People that are suffering from autoimmune syndromes such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and syndromes related to high stress, such as Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome may also benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Thyroid disorders can be helped with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Which hormones are often replaced?
In the body, the hormonal network is an intricate system that can easily be thrown off. Because hormones are interconnected, one hormone imbalance can lead to multiple other imbalances. Usually, in women, the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone can become deficient with aging, and in men, testosterone can become inadequate. When sex hormones decline, often thyroid hormone, which regulates all aspects of metabolism, can also be adversely affected. High levels of stress can reduce pregnenolone and DHEA, which are building blocks for the sex hormones. Houston Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Rebecca Hart, M.D. can help replenish these hormones and restore hormone balance in both men and women.
Will I experience Side Effects?
Because bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones produced in the human body, they do not produce side effects other than those normally associated with the natural occurrence of the hormone. While it is possible to feel uncomfortable while adjusting to dosages, most people feel better than they have in years within the first week of therapy. In contrast, hormones that are not identical in molecular structure to those produced by the human body often produce unpleasant side effects. Non-identical hormone substitutes are often extracted from animal waste, such as the urine of pregnant horses, and because horse hormones are significantly different than human hormones, side effects can unpleasant and harmful. Side effects such as bloating, water retention, and skin changes are common with hormones that are not identical to the body’s own hormones. Long-term use can lead to serious health complications, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and breast or uterine cancer. Dr. Hart can help women and men supplement their deficient hormones without side effects.
Dr. Hart has helped hundreds of men and women struggling with hormone related health problems relieve their symptoms, regain their youthful interest and vigor, and improve their general health with a properly designed, medically approved bioidentical hormone replacement program.