Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the use of supplemental doses of hormones derived from a natural plant source that have a chemical structure identical to the hormones we naturally produce. After Dr. Hayes consults with you, a compounding pharmacy will tailor your dose for your specific requirements.
For over 70+ years, since 1939, hormone replacement using pellet implants has been used with great success in the United States, Europe and Australia. They were a very popular mode of hormone administration until the 1970s when many oral and topical commercial, synthetic products were developed.
Hormone pellets are identical to our own, natural hormones and derived from plants, such as soy or wild yams. Many people don’t know this, but natural ingredients are not patent-eligible and are ignored by pharmaceutical companies with their massive marketing budgets.
Pellet hormone therapy has been researched and developed since 1939 in the US, Europe and Australia — there is a myriad of data to support the long term safety and efficacy of hormones delivered by pellet implants. Bio-identical hormone Pellet Therapy is being used safely in 5 continents and has been studied for 8 decades. These studies not only focus on safety and efficacy, but also on the prevention of diseases such as breast cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s dementia, Type 2 diabetes and much more. There are hundreds of hormone pellet theraphy studies available to practitioners, unfortunately many do not know where to find them or take or have the time to research the studies.
When compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, studies have revealed that pellets are very effective for:
- relief from menopausal symptoms
- maintenance of bone density
- restoration of sleep patterns
- improvement in sex drive, sexual response and performance
- relief of depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings
Pellet implants have been used to treat migraine and menstrual headaches. Good hormone balance also increases vaginal moisture, helps with incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency and more. In addition, hundreds of studies show that natural testosterone is highly preventative against breast cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s dementia.
BioTE — Bio-identical hormone therapy — can provide the following benefits:
- Increased energy levels
- Restore or increase sexual drive
- Consistency in moods
- No more roller coaster effect
- Relief from anxiety or depression
- Decreased body fat
- Increased mental clarity and focus
- Greater capacity for getting the body in shape
They are pure hormone that is not metabolized into byproducts by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone from the pellet as the blood flow surrounding the pellets picks up what is needed. Plus, you don’t have to remember to take a pill or rub cream on: the tiny pellet (smaller than a grain of rice) is working around the clock to keep you balanced.
It varies from woman to woman but generally every 3-4 months.
Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, there are few side effects. Two percent of patients experience mild acne or facial hair, and less than 1% experience hair thinning. All of these mild side effects are easily treatable. BioTE® Medical’s hormone pellet therapy side effects are minimal when compared to other hormone delivery methods. That’s because BHRT pellet therapy delivers consistent amounts of hormones 24 hours a day, for 4 to 6 months.
That depends on how much you exercise and work out with weights, as well as your age. Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone and therefore will improve your stamina to work out and increase muscle mass.
Testosterone is the third female hormone and is as essential as estrogen and progesterone. We need this hormone to keep our thought process quick and our libido healthy. It improves bone density, muscle mass, strength and prevents some types of depression. It is also the source of energy and solid sleep!
Good hormone balance has worked for many women to restore their sexual desire.
Yes! Bioidentical therapy has had great success with hormone related headaches.
There is less chance of excess hair growth with natural testosterone than with synthetic hormones. Facial hair will grow with testosterone pellets, but normally no more than when you were in your thirties.
Estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman. It protects her against heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s. It also keeps us looking young and healthy.