Houston Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Rebecca Hart, M.D. of NewYou Biomedical, specializes in helping patients recover from the effects of hormone decline in Houston. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones that are produced by natural sources and are exact copies of the body’s own natural hormones, and they are usually extracted from plant or yam sources and are able to match the body’s cell receptors for the hormone that they are supplementing. It is now possible to naturally return hormones to their 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 hormones can even help stop the progression of, and in some cases even improve, osteoporosis. Houston Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Rebecca Hart, M.D. can customize a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy program for patients that have deficient hormones and that are suffering from hormonal decline.
Offering full service Hormone Replacement Therapy for men and women, NewYou Biomedical, operated by Dr. Rebecca Hart, M.D. is located in Houston and League City, Texas. Dr. Hart is focused on providing Bioidentical Hormonal Health Services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Dr. Hart and her staff will do everything possible exceed your expectations. Her philosophy is to help patients achieve their Ultimate Health Status.
Concentration on BHRT is the mainstay of NewYou Biomedical. As a certified BIOTE provider, Dr. Hart is able to provide everything the patient would need from initial laboratory testing to treatment to follow-up for patients searching for answers to the complex and often harrowing symptoms of changing hormones, menopause and andropause. Aging is mostly a process marked by the loss of hormones resulting slowing of bodily functions. But there is something you can do about it – hormone replacement by an expert able to balance your hormones to their more youthful state. A NEW YOU.
Why is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy different from other forms of hormone replacement?
Bioidentical hormones have several differences from other hormones. First of all, they can be suited to fit individual needs, and each person will get the correct amount of the hormone he or she is deficient in. Other forms of hormone replacement therapy only offer a one size fits all approach and only offer one dose to everyone despite the person’s deficiencies or excesses.
Non bioidentical hormones are usually made from animal waste and are not identical to human hormones. Non bioidentical hormones are manufactured with a chemical structure that is foreign to the human body, and therefore, they can have a risk of significant side effects. This is because the human body will semi-recognize a hormone that should be equal to estrogen, and it may be able to attach to a progesterone receptor in the body because it is only partially recognizable. When this happens, it can cause a big problem for the body’s actual hormones because the receptor sites are taken up with hormones that are only partially compatible with them. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy prevents this from happening, and Houston Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Rebecca Hart, M.D. can help patients tailor programs to suit individual needs.
What are the causes of hormonal imbalances?
Hormones can become imbalanced at any point during the lifespan for different reasons. Some common reasons for hormone decline include aging, stress, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, excess body fat, and excessive smoking or alcohol intake. While there are many reasons for hormone decline, the most common reason is aging. As aging occurs the body loses its vitality and can no longer produce a sufficient amount of hormones. Stress can cause the adrenal glands, which produce a small amount of hormones, to convert the materials needed for sex hormone production into more cortisol, which is a hormone that counteracts the effects of stress. Without proper nutrition and sleep, the body cannot make important hormones, and excessive body fat increases estrogen levels, which may suppress the functions of other hormones. Toxins from alcohol, smoking, or the environment may also lead to impaired hormone production. Despite the reason for hormone decline, Houston Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Rebecca Hart, M.D. based clinic has a bioidentical programs to help patients rebalance their hormones.
Who can benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Almost anyone with a hormone imbalance can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Commonly, aging men and women seek bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to reduce the effects of female perimenopause and menopause and male andropause. Women going through 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 a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy program. A Houston Bioidentical Hormone doctor can help patients to recover from hormone decline and improve the symptoms related to imbalances.
Which hormones are often replaced?
In the body, the hormonal network is a delicate system that can easily be throw off, and 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 the 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 to replenish these hormones and restore hormone balance for both men and women.
Will I experience Side Effects?
Because bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones produced in the human body, they often do not produce side effects. While it is possible to experience minor side effects while adjusting to dosages, most people feel better than they have in years. Hormones that are not identical in chemical and molecular structure to the hormones produced in the human body may produce unpleasant side effects. Other forms of hormone replacement therapy are often made from animal waste, such as the urine of a pregnant horse, and because horse hormones are different from human hormones, side effects can occur. Side effects such as bloating, water retention, and skin issues are common with hormones that are not identical to the body’s endogenous hormones. Long-term use can lead to serious health complications, which may include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and breast or uterine cancer. Houston Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Rebecca Hart, M.D. can help women and men to supplement deficient hormones without reaping vicious side effects.
Houston Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Rebecca Hart, M.D. has helped many men and women struggling with hormone related health problems to regain their vitality and youthfulness. Countless men and women have been able to regain balance and optimal levels of health with a bioidentical hormone replacement program.