If you’re not quite feeling yourself, it may be due to your hormones. BioTE® hormone therapy isn’t just for women in menopause. It can help anyone with a hormonal imbalance.
A hormonal imbalance can occur at any time and lead to a plethora of symptoms. If you’re feeling tired and run down, you may want to have a hormone balance assessment to see if your hormones are responsible.
It’s a new year, and at Avante Laser and MediSpa in Houston and The Woodlands, Texas, we want you to feel your best. This is why we provide BioTE® hormone therapy pellets. These pellets are custom made to meet your specific hormonal needs so you can have better health.
What are the signs of a hormonal imbalance?
Hormonal imbalances are often associated with women when they go through menopause, but women may also experience shifts in hormone levels after pregnancy. Hormonal imbalances also affect men as testosterone levels begin to decline around age 30.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of a hormonal imbalance may help you determine what steps you need to take to feel better. Signs and symptoms of a hormonal imbalance include:
- Fatigue and depression
- Irritability and anxiety
- Brain fog
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction in men
- Vaginal dryness in women
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Decreased muscle mass
Variations in hormone levels may also increase your risk of developing a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, or osteoporosis. Restoring your hormones to the proper levels may not only provide relief from your symptoms, but it may improve your health as well.
How do BioTE hormone pellets work?
BioTE hormone therapy uses bioidentical hormones, which are hormones that come from natural sources that are modified to mimic the actions of the hormones in your body. Researchers believe bioidentical hormones may work better with the chemistry of your body because they are so similar to your own hormones.
Bioidentical hormone therapy is available in different forms, including pills, creams, and gels, but BioTE uses hormone pellets to deliver your hormone therapy. The pellets are placed under your skin, so you get a steady delivery of hormones into your body to optimize your levels for consistent relief from your symptoms. BioTE offers both estrogen and testosterone pellet therapy.
Where do BioTE hormone pellets go?
BioTE hormone therapy is a simple and safe process. We begin your therapy by first reviewing your symptoms and medical history. BioTE also requests a comprehensive blood panel, which is used to create your custom hormone pellet therapy.
Once your pellet is ready, we have you come to the office for insertion. The pellet is placed under the skin in your buttocks through a small incision that only requires a small bandage for healing. However, we do recommend that you refrain from high-intensity exercise during the first few weeks after your pellet is placed. This will assist in the healing process.
You may not notice an improvement in your symptoms immediately after the placement of your pellet, but within a few weeks, you should start to feel more like your usual self. For continued hormone optimization, you may need a replacement pellet every 3-6 months. The need for replacements will vary based on your body size, gender, rate of absorption, and your overall hormone levels.
For better health this new year, book an appointment online or over the phone with Avante Laser and MediSpa today.