bioTe Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is BioTE hormone therapy?
BioTE uses bioidentical hormones, which means they have the same molecular structure as the hormones usually produced in your body. The BioTE hormones also come from natural plants, rather than animals or synthetically-derived hormones. As a result, they may have fewer side effects.
BioTE hormone therapy brings deficient hormones back to normal levels using doses customized for you. As hormones are balanced, your symptoms subside and you feel healthy once again.
What health conditions are treated with BioTE?
BioTE hormone therapy helps women and men because it safely and effectively treats low estrogen and low testosterone:
When women reach menopause, levels of estrogen permanently drop to deficient levels, causing symptoms that are treatable with BioTE hormone replacement, such as:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal atrophy (vaginal tissues become thin and dry)
- Urinary incontinence
- Painful intercourse
- Dehydrated, aging skin
Some men have low testosterone because their body doesn’t produce a sufficient amount of the hormone. All men, however, experience low testosterone as a natural part of getting older, which causes the following symptoms:
- Low sex drive and erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Decrease in beard and body hair
- Development of breast tissue
What is the BioTE pellet?
BioTE bioidentical hormones come in the form of pellets. The tiny pellet, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is inserted under the skin on your hip, where it lasts three to six months. Each pellet’s dose is custom-formulated to meet your needs, based on a comprehensive blood panel showing your hormone levels.
What is the biggest advantage of the BioTE pellet?
Beyond the fact that your pellet contains natural, bioidentical hormones that last up to six months, the BioTE pellet provides a consistent dose of hormone at all times.
Other forms of hormones can cause a rollercoaster effect because they deliver a surge of hormones at one time that gradually tapers down before you take the next dose.
If you feel fatigued, have a hard time concentrating, or experience any of the other symptoms of low hormones, call to learn more about BioTE or schedule an appointment online.