Asra Oberoi, M.D. – Bioidentical Doctor Houston
Houston Bioidentical Doctor Asra Oberoi, M.D. welcome’s you to Ovation Med Spa®! Recently nominated as one of the Best Aesthetic Practice’s in the USA, and one of the best Med Spas in Houston, TX. If you are one of the millions of people looking for non-invasive alternatives to “turn back the clock” by living healthier and aging happier though hormone optimization, you have come to the right place!
Ovation Med Spa® in Houston, opened in 2006 and has quickly become one of the premier aesthetic medical facilities in the country, offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy, Skin rejuvenation, Body contouring, laser hair removal, as well as standards like Botox, cosmetic fillers, and many other aesthetic treatments to men and women in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land area.
Importance of Hormone Balance
Hormones rejuvenate, regenerate, and restore. They serve as powerful chemical messengers sent to specific cells throughout your body to orchestrate many of your body’s internal functions and how your organs behave. Even a small fluctuation in levels can cause big changes in cells or even disrupt the balance throughout your entire body. Too much or too little of a hormone can have serious consequences.
Any endocrinologist will tell you that hormonal balance equates to health. Research continues to indicate that hormones are key to the intricate interrelationships of the body’s parts and systems. They play a pivotal role in your overall health. You can see why hormone fluctuation and depletion during perimenopause, menopause, and andropause (in men) wreak havoc in the body. Research evidence repeatedly points to the relationship between the hormonal imbalance of menopause and andropause and an increased risk for developing cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid malfunction, and other age-related disorders.
It’s actually considered the norm for men and women to experience a decline in health at this stage of the aging process. You’re also more likely to experience problems like depression, anxiety, memory loss, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, libido issues, and sexual dysfunction, to name just a few.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones
- Healthier Moods
Hormone fluctuations can cause mood swings due to hormonal interference with blood sugar and brain chemistry. Women going through menopause and men experiencing andropause may notice several fluctuations in moods. Balanced hormones can remedy feelings of anger, anxiety, and depression.
- Improved Sexual Function
If hormones pertaining to reproduction are decreased, then desire for sexual activity is also decreased. When hormones are restored to normal levels, libido is boosted. In women, after the body decreases hormone production and closes down reproduction, it assumes there will be no further reason for sexual activity. This can cause vaginal dryness, and by supplementing the deficient hormones, vaginal dryness can be relieved. In men, erectile dysfunction may improve because testosterone directly affects reproductive functions, and sexual functions may be decreased with a testosterone deficiency.
- Weight Loss
Muscle influences the burning of calories. When muscle is abundant, fat storages are tapped into in order to sustain energy. If estrogen is low for either a man or woman, the body attempts to conserve estrogen by storing extra fat. This is because fat contains estrogen, and regular amounts of estrogen can decrease fat storage.
- More Energy
Fluctuations of hormones can cause blood sugar to not be processed properly, and this can cause feelings of fatigue. When hormones are balanced, the body can effectively produce energy to restore and increase vitality.
- Leaner Appearance
A testosterone deficiency can occur in both men and women. Because testosterone directly affects the building of muscle, muscle can atrophy if it is insufficient. During testosterone decline, men can lose between 12 or 15 pounds of lean muscle mass, and if testosterone is restored to healthy levels, muscle may regenerate with exercise.
- Stronger Bones
Estrogen and testosterone influence the way bones absorb calcium, and if the bones cannot properly absorb calcium, they can become weak, which may lead to osteoporosis. Balanced hormones can regulate calcium absorption to keep bones healthy and strong.
The goal of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in women and men is to restore our natural hormone balance. The majority of symptoms that are associated with age related hormone loss is due primarily to testosterone deficiency in both women and men. Symptoms of low testosterone in women and men may include fatigue, sleep loss, memory loss, mental fog, confusion, depression, irritability, anxiety and mood swings are some of the symptoms of low testosterone.
There are thousands of receptors for testosterone in the areas of the brain responsible for mood, mental clarity, and memory that are affected as testosterone levels decline with age. Other symptoms of low testosterone include night sweats, joint pain, bladder symptoms, headaches, low libido, decreased vaginal lubrication in women, decreased ability to maintain and sustain erection in men, and weight gain.
Symptoms of estrogen imbalance include hot flashes, vaginal wall thinning and skin related changes such as collagen loss. Symptoms can begin as early as 30 years of age and are often misdiagnosed and mistreated with anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, sleeping pills, adult ADD medications, and others. You do not have to suffer from these symptoms. Help is available from Houston Bioidentical Doctor Asra Oberoi, M.D. with her Bioidentical Hormone Therapy programs in Harris County, and the Greater Houston area.