Newport Beach Bioidentical Hormone Doctor Terese Harris, M.D.
Advanced training in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine makes Newport Beach Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Terese Harris, M.D., at Terese S. Harris M.D. one of the most highly trained anti-aging specialists in the Newport Beach area.
She has over 20 years of experience treating patients and almost just as many years’ experience providing evidence-based anti-aging therapies, such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to help men and women fight the malicious effects of aging and age related symptoms.
Combined with her knowledge of endocrinology, gynecology and medical weight loss she is uniquely qualified to provide you with truly individualized, customized and integrative care.
Dr. Terese Harris’s mission is to help aging men and women understand that while aging is inevitable, graceful aging is possible with the right therapies and care. Her philosophy is to combine the best of functional, regenerative and integrative medicine with advanced anti-aging protocols to create a dynamic treatment plan that can reverse or reduce looking and feeling older.
She believes that a doctor-patient relationship is a partnership built on mutual trust and respect. Successfully treating thousands of patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Terese S. Harris M.D. has seen the dramatic changes that can occur in patients that restore their hormone balance. As a Newport Beach Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Terese Harris, M.D. offers programs that benefit both men and women.
Personalized Programs For Women
While hormones can become imbalanced at any age in women, they most often become imbalanced during the reproductive years, perimenopause, and menopause. During the reproductive years, hormones commonly become imbalanced due to stress, lifestyle habits, lack of sleep, and overwork. However, in youthful women, imbalances often correct themselves because younger bodies heal faster and can rectify imbalances more effectively. As women age, it becomes more difficult for the body to heal imbalances, and as hormone levels drop, women often experience symptoms of age related hormonal decline.
Initial phases of ovarian hormonal decline bring about the phase of perimenopause, which leads to symptoms that include fatigue, lack of motivation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, infertility, anovulation, headaches, increased PMS symptoms, bloating, water retention, and migraines. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone can be restored with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to reduce the symptoms of perimenopause.
Three years to a decade after perimenopause begins, women enter into menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. During menopause, the adrenal glands are supposed to take over the production of estrogen and progesterone, and because most women have burned out their adrenals long before their fourth and fifth decades, the adrenals are unable to meet the body’s demands for hormone production. Insufficiencies in essential hormones often cause women to experience:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Thinning hair
- Wrinkling skin
- Thinning bones
Dr. Harris’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs can replace missing or low essential hormones to reduce the symptoms associated with menopause. Countless women have been able to gracefully transition through menopause as a result of hormone supplementation.
Customized Programs For Men
Starting in the thirties, male hormone production begins to decline at a rate of around one percent each year, and by the time men reach their early forties or fifties, hormone levels plummet. Testosterone, the primary male hormone, is produced in the testicles and partly in the adrenal glands. While aging is the most prevalent reason for reduced testosterone production, factors such as stress, poor dietary factors, excessive alcohol intake, or prescription medication can also lead to imbalanced or deficient hormone levels.
Andropause is the phase of male hormonal decline that occurs when men enter into middle age and cannot make the levels of androgens that they produced during youth. As a result of this slowed hormone production, men often experience symptoms that include:
- Muscle atrophy
- Thinning hair
- Lack of motivation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Reduced stamina and endurance
- Low libido
- Increased body fat
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for men can help to reduce the symptoms of andropause and age related hormonal decline or imbalance. Countless men have been able to restore their hormones and improve their overall quality of life with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Dr. Terese Harris offers individualized treatment plans for men and women that are based off the patient’s medical history, genetics, personal goals, and health concerns. Dr. Harris offers continued support throughout the patient’s treatment plan by being assessable to her patients via phone, email and secure EMR mail. After beginning a treatment plan, Dr. Harris follows up with her patients once a year for a full annual exam and every six months for labs and to check-in. Dr. Harris offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in the form of pellets, creams, gels, sprays, sublingual drops and troches, vaginal creams, suppositories, and injectibles. The delivery methods of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs will be customized based on the patient’s preferences.
As a Newport Beach Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Terese Harris, M.D., works to improve the quality of life for her patients and helps them regain vitality. To learn more about the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs for men and women, contact Dr. Harris at Terese S. Harris, M.D. in Newport Beach today to schedule a consultation!