What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Hormone levels decline as we age; bio-identical hormone therapy replenishes the hormones that your body needs to function.
Bio-identical hormones are, molecule-by-molecule, exactly the same as the hormones already present in the human body. Balanced hormones are necessary for good health and disease prevention for women and men as we age. BioTE® optimizes hormone levels with tiny pellets just under the skin.
This preventive medical approach helps put an end to the suffering caused by, signs of hormone imbalance, menopause, peri-menopause and even andropause (the male menopause).
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The Power of Hormones
Hormones can rejuvenate, regenerate and restore. They are powerful chemical messengers that circulate throughout the body and travel to specific cells to orchestrate many vital internal functions. But even a small fluctuation in hormone levels can disrupt the delicate balance throughout your entire body. Too much or too little of a hormone can have serious consequences for your overall health and well-being. In addition to making you feel better, optimized hormones significantly reduce the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes & Alzheimer’s disease.
Feeling better starts with a simple blood test! Let us test your hormone levels to see how hormone balancing can help you.
Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
Women suffering from hormone imbalance symptoms looking to put an end to energy loss, hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, mood swings, weight gain, and low libido (sex drive).
Men who want to get a grip on weight gain, lost libido, fatigue, stress, energy, muscle mass, and body fat.
Common symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
- Difficulty sleeping at night
- Lack of energy and fatigue during the day
- Reduced mental focus and memory
- Moody, anxious or depressed
- Weight gain, including increased fat around the midsection
- Inability to lose weight regardless of healthy diet and exercise
- Decreased muscle strength
- Muscle and/or joint pain
- Reduced sexual desire and performance
What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body's normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones that provide optimal therapy.
Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy — which produce "roller coaster" hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient — BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day for up to three to five months without any "roller coaster" effect.
Because the hormones used are completely natural, pellet therapy is ideal for patients who want the benefits of a natural hormone without the drawbacks of a synthetic.
What are Hormone Pellets?
Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. A compounding pharmacist, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the estrogen and testosterone used in the pellets.
These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and most closely mimic the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regard to hormone release into the bloodstream. The hormone pellet implantation procedure is easily performed in the office.
Precise Dosing is Key
Proper hormone levels are determined by the BioTE® comprehensive bloodwork analysis. Unique dosing is generated for each individual patient, so dosing is customized for what your body needs. Pellets deliver pure, bio-identical hormones directly into the bloodstream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for up to 5 months. Pills, patches, creams and shots cannot provide a steady delivery of hormones 24/7. Pellets provide a constant supply of hormones that your body recognizes as its own, which significantly reduces the chance of adverse side effects.