Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy



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BioTE Bioidentical Hormone Optimization
Hormones are one of the most important regulators of the body. They act as messengers, designed to interact with specific target cells and organs, and provoke a change or result. As we age, hormone production changes and hormonal imbalance can occur as a result. Unbalanced hormones can have a variety of side effects and symptoms.

Hormone optimization is designed to rejuvenate, regenerate and restore. Even small fluctuations in our hormones can affect how we feel and impact our overall health and well-being. Hormone replacement therapy is designed to restore our hormones to optimal levels to relieve symptoms and improve the way we feel.

BioTE hormone therapy is a pioneering method that mimics the body's natural hormone process and provides consistent results. This is done by bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets.

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There are three paths you can choose when addressing hormone imbalance:
You can choose to do nothing and live with the symptoms, hoping that you will feel better.
You can take medications designed to help with the symptoms that bother you.
You can be proactive and look to preventative medicine: optimize your hormones with BioTE to regain hormone balance and naturally relieve your symptoms.

Within 7-10 days after your pellet insertion, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to work. Once a pellet is inserted in the gluteal area, a consistent dose of bioidentical (naturally derived) hormones enter the bloodstream. Every BHRT pellet is created with the patient's unique physiology in mind. Because of this, every treatment is tailored to the patient and will have the greatest possible success in helping them achieve balance. Furthermore, the pellets are derived from plants, not animals, which closely mimic the hormones naturally present within your body.

Unbalanced hormones don't discriminate! Men and women of all ages may be suffering from hormonal imbalances. To see if you're a candidate, schedule a consultation with our physician to test your current hormone levels. Based on your comprehensive consultation and thorough blood work panel, your provider will determine if you are a candidate for BioTE pellet therapy. Then a quick follow-up appointment will be scheduled for your unique pellet therapy insertion.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, is a treatment for many common and debilitating symptoms that are often overlooked by doctors. Some of these symptoms include exhaustion, stress, foggy thinking, weight loss, sleep disturbances, and so much more. These ailments are treated by solving the root cause of these difficult conditions. Often, people with symptoms like these are suffering from hormonal imbalance. BHRT is a natural and simple method for correction of these complex issues.

Male Symptoms:
Non-reproductive physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men: weight gain, acne, unstable blood sugar, low blood pressure, fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, inability to maintain muscle mass, depression, and anxiety.
Reproductive symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men: low libido, erectile dysfunction, a loss of interest in sexual activity, and low self-esteem.

You may not exhibit all of these symptoms, and symptoms may be based on other causes. We encourage you to discuss your symptoms with a physician to determine the best treatment options for you.

Female Symptoms:
Reproductive symptoms of hormone imbalance in women: painful or severe menstruation, debilitating PMS, tender breasts, painful intercourse, mid-cycle pain, low sex drive, ovarian cysts, miscarriages, and infertility.
Emotional and physical symptoms of hormone imbalance in women: fatigue, foggy thinking, intolerance to exercise, lethargic depression, anxious depression, acne, thinning hair, excessive hair on face and arms, thin/dry skin, brown spots on face, unstable blood sugar, and low blood pressure.

You may not exhibit all of the symptoms of hormone deficiency, and symptoms may be based on other causes. We encourage you to discuss your symptoms with a physician to determine the best treatment options for you.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, is a treatment for many common and debilitating symptoms that are often overlooked by doctors. Some of these symptoms include exhaustion, stress, foggy thinking, weight loss, sleep disturbances, and so much more. These ailments are treated by solving the root cause of these difficult conditions. Often, people with symptoms like these are suffering from hormonal imbalance. BHRT is a natural and simple method for correction of these complex issues.

This is a very simple in-office procedure. The only preparation suggested is a discontinuation of NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen sodium, etc.) and blood thinners 1 week prior to your insertion. If this is not possible, please discuss with your provider.

Pellets can be inserted in only a few minutes and the insertion is virtually painless. During the in-office visit, patients are brought into the exam room and the insertion site is numbed. The most common site of insertion is the upper buttocks. A small incision is then made for the pellet to be inserted. Once the pellet is inserted, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage.

After pellet insertion, it's best to eliminate lower body exercise. This doesn't include walking, but extraneous exercise is not recommended. Swimming, hot tubs and bath tubs are to be avoided (this doesn't include showers). After removal of the bandage – in 3 days for women and 7 days for men – normal activities may resume. Within 7-10 days after your pellet insertion, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to work and you can go back to your active lifestyle.

Each patient's symptoms are unique and each patient's path to optimization is unique. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as two to four weeks, but full optimization may take up to 6 months. Your journey will be specialized to fit your specific needs. Your body didn't take just a few weeks to get out of balance, so expect it to take time for your body to adjust to your new optimized hormone levels.

Pellets last between 3 and 6 months depending on gender, weight, absorption rate, and the amount of deficiency at the time of administration. Most women require 4 pellet insertions a year and most men require 2.

Since the pellets are bioidentical and contain nothing other than the hormones your body naturally produces, the pellets will be completely dissolved and absorbed, leaving nothing behind.

Pellets allow for a consistent dosing throughout the day. Other forms of administration can create a rollercoaster effect for the user as they do not release consistent amounts all day.
Also, bioidentical hormones work better with the natural chemistry of the body because they most closely replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that occur naturally in the body.