The physiology of the human body is controlled by the hormones secreted by endocrine glands. When your hormones are off balance, the body’s stress increases. This implies that supplements become necessary to ensure these glands function properly. In addition, hormone production decreases with age.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)is the solution to improve hormone levels. Bio-identical hormones are delivered with pellets smaller than a grain of rice inserted under your skin. BioTE® pellet therapy uses bio-identical estrogen and testosterone derived from plants.
Understanding Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy & BioTE®
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy restores hormones to your optimum level to maintain your health and vitality. Though there are many kinds, BioTE® Medical has been the leading innovator in bio-identical hormone replacement for over 20 years. BioTE® specializes in harmonizing hormones via bioidentical hormone pellets. These hormone pellets are identical to those naturally occurring in our bodies. However, these pellets are prepared in a lab with the help of plant compounds.
In Dr. Hayes’ words, “Hormones are often considered to be gender unique. In reality, both hormones – testosterone & estrogen – are produced by men and women. And if you are deficient in any, your body starts to show symptoms such as fatigue, reduced sex drive.”
How Does BioTE® Work?
It’s simple! Pellets are typically inserted in the fatty tissue of the hip for the least discomfort and best results. The pellets are as small as a grain of rice and contain either of the hormones. It is then absorbed into the bloodstream post-insertion. BioTE® is a compounded drug, and every dose is curated in a lab after considering the patient’s need.
BioTE® Pellets Insertion
The procedure of inserting BioTE® pellets is quick and minimally invasive. A certified provider often does it after a small amount of local anesthetic is injected to numb the insertion area. After this, a very small but precise incision is made, and the pellet is placed directly. The minor incision only needs to ve covered by a bandage and heals within a few days. Over time the pellet dissolves as the hormones are absorbed.
After Insertion, What to Expect
Once the pellet is inserted, you may have some bruising and soreness at the insertion area for a few days. Until it is healed, you may feel some discomfort. Therefore, following post-pellet insertion care is necessary. Post-procedure, avoid strenuous exercise, baths, and swimming for 5 days. Once the bandage is removed and the incision is healed, you are free to resume all activities.You must have new pellets placed at regular intervals to continue receiving their benefits.
Benefits of BioTE®
When hormone levels reach normal levels, people often notice an improvement in their overall health. BioTE® replaces hormones that the body no longer produces in sufficient amounts, such as estrogen and testosterone. According to the company, estrogen pellets may ease the following symptoms:
- Risk of breast and endometrial cancer
- Loss of muscle and bone mass
- Reduces risk of osteoporosis
- Reduces risk of heart disease
- Protects against loss of collagen in the skin (our biggest organ!)
- Skin Dryness
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Dryness of the vaginal canal
- Loss of Sexual desire and libido
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
- Extreme weight gain
- Loss or damage to hair
Testosterone Pellets Improve:
- Sexual desire and function
- Irritability and mood swings
- Muscle mass or bone density loss
Is BioTE® Right For You?
Those who suffer from hormonal imbalances due to estrogen or testosterone deficiency may benefit from BioTE®. Dr. Jennifer Hayes with Visionary Centre for Women is a certified BioTE® provider and can determine if the therapy is right for you based on an initial evaluation and hormone panel. Call today to schedule a consultation.