Hormone levels are constantly fluctuating — a normal process that occurs at every stage of life. The body responds to these changes with physical manifestations that can affect the way you feel on a daily basis. As you get older, your body tends to produce fewer hormones than it once did, which can lead to a variety of side effects.
If you’re feeling sluggish, uncomfortable or not quite yourself, your hormone levels may be imbalanced. At Women’s Health Group, we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, a personalized therapy that can restore the energy and vigor of the life you once enjoyed.
What Is BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a method of replacing or supplementing hormones with naturally-derived hormones like estrogens, progesterone and androgens that are biologically identical to those produced by the body. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but rather an individualized treatment option that can help replenish your hormones and restore them to natural levels. The goal is to relieve your symptoms and support your body’s normal functions.
At the Women’s Health Group, we may recommend BioTE hormone replacement therapy as a treatment option for hormone imbalance. BioTE is a more natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. These bioidentical hormone supplements have the same chemical makeup as the hormones naturally produced by your body, allowing them to be processed, used and excreted in the same way and providing an effective hormone replacement solution with fewer risks.
The BioTE Hormone Replacement Process
BioTE pellets are time-released. These small supplements are gently inserted under the skin, releasing precise doses of hormones over time so that your body experiences a steady stream of hormones for optimal results. The time-release feature of BioTE pellets means that the hormones you need are delivered in a way similar to your body’s natural distribution process, reducing the risk of side effects.
We can perform BioTE implant placement at one of our clinic locations in just a few minutes with the use of a local anesthetic. Treatment typically lasts three to six months depending on your unique needs, after which you’ll return to our clinic for a replacement dose. With BioTE Hormone Replacement, you never have to worry about messy creams or taking pills. Just speak with your Women’s Health Group provider to schedule your next BHRT session.
Did You Know…
Both men and women are affected by hormonal imbalances? These changes can occur at any age though they are especially common in people ages 40 and up. There are four primary types of hormones — estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA. These four main hormones are naturally present in both men and women, though in different quantities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
You may be a candidate for bioidentical hormones if you are in search of a natural alternative to synthetic hormonal replacement therapy. Indicators include symptoms of menopause and andropause, as well as signs of hormonal imbalance or deficiency unrelated to reproductive changes. You may be deficient in one or more hormones if you experience any of the following:
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Night sweats
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Erectile dysfunction
- Bone loss (osteoporosis)
What should I expect during a BHRT consultation?
If you think BHRT may be right for you, you will need to consult with a holistic provider who offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, like our skilled, caring providers at the Women’s Health Group. The consultation will include an analysis of your symptoms, as well as your lifestyle factors. Your doctor will request lab work to determine your body’s natural hormone levels and create a personalized plan for treatment.
What types of results can I expect from bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones can provide relief for nearly all of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with PMS, menopause and andropause. Because BHRT is patient-specific, dosing will vary from person to person. Though results are not guaranteed, many people who undergo BHRT feel as though they have stumbled upon the “fountain of youth.”
Some of the benefits that you may experience with BHRT include improved quality of life as well as:
- Decreased hot flashes and night sweats.
- More energy during the day.
- Better sleep at night.
- A stronger sex drive.
- Improved mental clarity.
- Healthier skin.
- Thicker hair growth.
- Improved ability to lose fat and build muscle.
- Reduced bloating.
Learn More About Hormone Therapy for Women at Women’s Health Group
BHRT can be an effective way to address the side effects of one or more hormone deficiencies. At the Women’s Health Group, our providers will work closely with you to determine if hormone replacement therapy is the right option for your needs. Although BioTE minimizes the risk of side effects, it’s important to meet with your doctor to determine if you are a good candidate. If you’re ready to learn more about hormone therapy, please contact a location near you to schedule an appointment.