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.
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.
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:
Testosterone production also slows down with age.
Symptoms of progesterone deficiency include:
Lack of testosterone can cause:
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.
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.