Hormone Replacement

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Studies have shown, balanced hormones are essential for good health and disease prevention as we age. BioTE® optimizes hormone levels with tiny pellets just under the skin. Studies have shown optimized hormones protect the bones, brain, breasts and heart.

Hormone pellets release all-natural, bio-identical estrogen and/or testosterone which is metabolized consistently into the body as needed to help you:

  • Regain energy, muscle strength and greater ability to lose weight.
  • Increase mental clarity.
  • Feel younger and happier again.
  • Increase quality of life while preventing age-related illness

What is Pellet Therapy?

bioTE Pellet Hormone Therapy

Pellet therapy uses hormones derived to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones that provide optimal therapy.  Unlike oral and transdermal forms of therapy — which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient — the BioTE® Medical Method using bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is the only delivery method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day for up to three to five months without any “roller coaster” effect.  Pellets are the only hormone delivery method the mimics the testicles and ovaries.

Hormone Therapy for Women

Balanced hormones are essential for good health and disease prevention as we age. BioTE® optimizes hormone levels with tiny pellets just under the skin.

Hormone pellets release all-natural, bio-identical estrogen and/or testosterone which is metabolized consistently into the body as needed.

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF HORMONE INBALANCE

  • Difficulty sleeping at night
  • Lack of energy and fatigue during the day
  • Reduced mental focus and memory
  • Moody, anxious or depressed
  • Weight gain, including increased fat around the midsection
  • Inability to lose weight regardless of healthy diet and exercise
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Muscle and/or joint pain
  • Reduced sexual desire and performance

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using the pellet method has changed the manner in which women age. In the past, women died more frequently in childbirth, PMS was an imaginary problem, and menopause, with all of its age-related infirmities, was just another stage of life to be endured and lived with. Today, we know that we don’t have to accept hormonal imbalance as a grim reality. Natural hormone replacement therapy has helped improve not only the quality of our lives, but also how long we live them. Some doctors continue to say that women should stop whining and embrace our menopausal woes, but why should we when the remedy is as simple as replacing missing hormones? The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscles, bones, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women and dangerous to long-term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression

BioTE® Q&A: Are there any side effects with bio identical
hormone therapy?

Hormone Therapy for Men

Men begin losing testosterone at a rate of 3% to 10% per year beginning at age 30. Current medical research now defines a male equivalent to menopause as andropause. Because the testosterone used is totally natural, it is ideal for men who want the benefits of a bio-identical hormone without the drawbacks of a synthetic.  Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection.

Why bio-identical hormone pellet therapy for men? Hormonal needs for men have received national attention, but with marginal treatment options available. Hormonal treatments for men can be expensive, require daily consumption, and, in many cases, need to be carefully timed with their partner’s needs for normal sexual activities and pleasure. Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day for four to six months without any “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient.  BioTE® Medical has had excellent results treating men with bioidentical hormone therapy. There have been only a few reported side effects, which are all minor and treatable. Men find themselves lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass, and feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable. Yet, they believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as part of aging.

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF HORMONE INBALANCE

  • Difficulty sleeping at night
  • Lack of energy and fatigue during the day
  • Reduced mental focus and memory
  • Moody, anxious or depressed
  • Weight gain, including increased fat around the midsection
  • Inability to lose weight regardless of healthy diet and exercise
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Muscle and/or joint pain
  • Reduced sexual desire and performance
  • Inability to achieve or sustain an erection

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using the pellet method has changed the manner in which women age. In the past, women died more frequently in childbirth, PMS was an imaginary problem, and menopause, with all of its age-related infirmities, was just another stage of life to be endured and lived with. Today, we know that we don’t have to accept hormonal imbalance as a grim reality. Natural hormone replacement therapy has helped improve not only the quality of our lives, but also how long we live them. Some doctors continue to say that women should stop whining and embrace our menopausal woes, but why should we when the remedy is as simple as replacing missing hormones? The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscles, bones, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women and dangerous to long-term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression

BioTE® Q&A: What is the difference between Bio-Identical
hormones and Synthetic hormones?
BioTEACH: Can I feel the pellets after they
are inserted?

BIOTE FAQ

How long have Pellets been around?

They were originally developed in 1939 for women who underwent radical hysterectomies.  They were initially introduced and widely used in Europe and Australia.

Are the pellets FDA approved?

The estrogen and testosterone in the BioTE pellets are FDA approved.  The manufacturing of the pellets is under and follows the strict regulations of the FDA.

 

How often will I need pellets?

For women: usually every 3-4 months. For men: usually every 4-5 months.

Why are pellets better than creams, patches, shots or pills?

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.

What are the pellets made of?

The BioTE pellets are made of pure estradiol or testosterone from plants, usually soy.  Those allergic to soy are NOT effected, as the molecule needed does not contain any actual soy product, just the steroid ring.

Where do the pellets go?

Because they are pure hormone without fillers or synthetic ingredients, they completely dissolve.

How long will it take for my body to get back to lean normal?

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.

I have no libido – what will this do for that, if anything?

Good hormone balance will greatly improve your libido. The addition of testosterone in pellet form will change everything for the better!

I get horrible headaches – will they help me?

Yes! We have had great success, especially with women who have menstrual migraines, and new migraines that appear after age 35.

SPECIFICALLY FOR WOMEN

Do I need other medications?

If you still have a uterus, you will need to be on natural progesterone as well.

Why do I need estrogen?

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.

Why do I need testosterone?

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!

Will I grow unwanted hair from testosterone?

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.

SPECIFICALLY FOR MEN

How do I take testosterone pellets and not convert them to Dihydrotestosterone and estrone?

Your blood levels of estrone and DHT are checked after treatment to see if they are elevated. Some men still convert to these metabolites even on testosterone pellets. If they are converting, we troubleshoot with natural supplements such as DIM and Saw Palmetto, or an aromatase inhibitor prescription

What if I have prostate enlargement already?

Testosterone pellets will make it better, if you do not convert it to DHT; we will treat that if it happens.

How big are the pellets and can you feel them?

The pellets are no bigger than a grain of rice. Occasionally,  pellets can be felt beneath the skin due to swelling that will typically disappear with 24 hours.   Male patients should refrain from gluteal exercises for a week after their insertion.

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Damian L.

I saw a noticeable increase in energy after hormone therapy which really allowed me to live my life again.

Susan B.

I have had hot flashes for over 10 years and have tried numerous conventional hormones and natural remedies without much success. My sex drive was almost non-existent. I was fatigued and depressed. Almost instantly after my first pellet insertion I found relief! I would highly recommend the BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy; it’s a life saver!

Chris R.

I am extremely pleased with the results of this procedure. Over the past six months I noticed an increased energy level, more restful sleep, mental sharpness and an overall increased activity level. My sexual stamina also improved! I would recommend this treatment to others who want to feel better in every aspect of their lives.

Chandra M.

Hormone therapy has improved my hot flashes to the point that I have forgotten that I had them!

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