Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Taylor Family Practice

Natural Hormone Therapy & Comprehensive Family Medicine located in Humble, TX

Hormone production naturally declines with age, and hormone imbalance could affect you at any stage of your life. The effects can be distressing and may be severe, but Jill Taylor, DO, of Taylor Family Practice in Humble, Texas, has considerable expertise in treating hormone disorders, and she offers effective natural hormone replacement therapy treatment for both male and female patients. For a caring, holistic approach to resolving hormonal problems, make an appointment to see Dr. Taylor by calling the clinic today or booking online.

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones are potent chemicals secreted by the endocrine glands to send messages from your brain to your internal organs. Hormones are produced in minute amounts but are powerful parts of your biology, regulating your growth, sex characteristics, reproductive capabilities, and metabolism. Having the optimum hormone levels in your body ensures good health; however, if the hormones become imbalanced, they can negatively affect your health and well-being.

Do men and women have the same hormones?

The main sex hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Women have higher levels of estrogen and progesterone, while men have higher levels of testosterone. Estrogen and progesterone are essential to reproduction, and their levels decline as women enter the later stages of their fertile years leading into menopause. Testosterone is responsible for such behaviors and characteristics as:

  • Formation of male sex organs and sperm
  • Development of muscular mass, strength, and tone
  • Enhanced libido and sexual potency

Testosterone production also slows down with age.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Symptoms of progesterone deficiency include:

  • Premenstrual breast tenderness
  • Premenstrual mood swings, irritability, and depression
  • Premenstrual fluid retention and weight gain
  • Premenstrual headaches, including migraines
  • Heavier periods often associated with clotting
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Loss of libido
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia and restless sleep
  • Bone loss, osteopenia, and osteoporosis
  • Adrenal gland fatigue
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Urinary frequency
  • Recurrent bladder infections
  • Frequent headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • Increase in body fat
  • Sagging skin and wrinkles
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism

Lack of testosterone can cause:

  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • A decrease in penis size
  • Erection difficulties
  • Decline in libido
  • Increased body fat around the waist
  • Lower red blood cell count
  • Decrease hair in the pubic area and under the arms
  • Diminished stamina and endurance
  • Loss of energy
  • Depressed and irritable moods
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lack of goals
  • Poor sense of well-being
  • Loss of initiative and assertiveness
  • Loss of interest in work
  • Bone loss and osteoporosis

Hormone deficiencies may also influence the development of certain forms of cancer, as well as degenerative diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, obesity, high blood pressure, and adult-onset diabetes.

How does natural hormone replacement therapy work?

Natural hormones are derived from plants and then altered at the molecular level to make authentic, biologically identical hormone molecules. These bioidentical hormones are the same as the ones which your body produces, so the cells in your body benefit from the supplemented bioidentical hormones in exactly the same way they benefit from the hormones which your body produces naturally.

The hormone replacement drugs used in mainstream medicine are not bioidentical and don’t get metabolized by the body in the same way as natural, bioidentical hormone therapies. As a result, mainstream hormone replacement therapy is more likely to cause side effects in some patients.

Dr. Taylor takes time to listen to each patient describe their symptoms in detail before prescribing the appropriate natural hormones to restore balance and resolve your symptoms. Book an appointment with Dr. Taylor by calling Taylor Family Practice today, or using the online booking facility.