BioTE Hormone Replacement
Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy
BioTE® Medical offers natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) utilizing BioTE’s pellet therapy. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a way to bio-identically replace the hormones men and women lose over the course of their lives. Balancing hormones in this natural way helps patients learn more about this hormone replacement therapy utilizing BioTE’s method of pellet therapy.
What is Pellet Therapy?
Pellets are tiny, custom-compounded therapies for symptoms that stem from hormonal imbalances. This therapy keeps hormone levels consistent through the day and avoids rollercoaster-like effects from orally administered or topically administered hormones. The pellets BioTE uses contains bio-identical hormones, derived from natural sources. The pellets contain hormones identical to the ones found in the human body. Studies have shown that bio-identical hormones have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.
How long does a Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Pellet take to work?
As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as two to four weeks, but full optimization may take up to six months. Your journey will be customized to fit your specific needs. It takes more than one to two weeks for your hormones to get out of balance, so expect it to take time to resolve.
How can I get started with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Are you ready to feel better? To get started today, find your local BioTE Medical provider. We have thousands of certified BioTE providers in our network, so it’s likely there’s a qualified provider near you!
Who is BioTE Medical?
BioTE Medical provides training for physicians across the United States and internationally so they can help their patients feel their best at any age. Our certified BioTE Providers here at Laredo Wellness and Aesthetics are available to help you age healthier, live happier and feel like yourself again. Contact us for an appointment.
BioTE® - Men
Pellet Therapy for Men
Have you not felt your best for so long that you are not sure if it is possible to feel well again? BioTE® Medical is here to help men who are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Below you can learn more about the signs and symptoms of male hormone imbalance and how to face it head-on.
What is BHRT?
BHRT stands for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Bio-identical refers to how chemically similar the supplemental hormone is to the human hormone in the body. This is in contrast to synthetic hormones which do not have this similarity. Other supplemental hormones such as the ones administered by conventional physicians are not bio-identical. Bio-identical are derived from plants while conjugated hormones are derived from animals. Hormone replacement therapy is the purpose of the bio-identical hormones. People who lack hormones at certain consistent levels or who have too much of a certain hormone may benefit from BHRT.
What is Hormonal Imbalance?
Hormonal imbalance can occur at any point in your life. It can also be the only state of existence you have ever known. Male hormone imbalance can be brought on by stress, an acute injury or illness, poor nutrition, inadequate exercise and a host of other factors. These glands make up the endocrine system, and they are involved in an intricate balance amongst themselves. Within one gland at one juncture can set things awry throughout the male body with symptoms that are difficult to diagnose. Low testosterone can also set things awry within your body. Just because you have been told your hormones are normal, that does not mean they are optimized.
What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men?
A low level of testosterone in a man means more than just a low sex drive or erectile dysfunction (ED). Symptoms consistent with low testosterone are:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Lower mental capacity
- Brain Fog
Additionally, studies have shown there are some conditions that are consistent with low levels of testosterone including:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Alcohol use
- High Cholesterol
How Can BioTE Resolve the Symptoms of My Hormone Imbalance?
The certified practitioners at Laredo Wellness and Aesthetics are trained in advanced hormone replacement therapy. Frequently men reach for coffee, a pharmaceutical medication or one of those “little blue pills” that ignore the cause of their struggles.
What Is the BHRT Pellet Insertion Process Like?
BHRT pellet insertion is fast and simple. First, we start with an appointment to test your hormone levels. Then we will schedule an appointment to review your test results and insert your customized pellet therapy dosage into an area on your upper hip. Within seven to ten days after your pellet insertion, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to work, and BioTE Medical patients are back to their active lifestyles. If you may be suffering from hormone imbalance and you would like to give a natural method of relief a try, locate a BioTE Medical practitioner using our Find a Provider tool today.
What Are the Drawbacks of Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy may not be covered by your insurance provider. However, when compared to the cost of treatment for the conditions pellet therapy lessens and prevents, it is very cost effective.
How Can I Get Started With BHRT Pellet Therapy?
Make an appointment at Laredo Wellness and Aesthetics for a consultation with our doctors.
BioTE® - Women
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
There are many benefits to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for women (BHRT). Are your hormones imbalanced? Learn how to find out if your hormones are balanced and what therapies BioTE® Medical offers that may be able to help.
What is BHRT?
BHRT an acronym which stands for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy has been a common practice to cope with aging for decades. BHRT can help women who are suffering from unbalanced hormones feel like themselves for the first time. Bio-identical hormones are derived from plant sources rather than animal sources or synthetic sources and are said to most closely replicate the molecular structure of human hormones.
What is female hormone replacement therapy?
Female hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can take the form of patches, creams, pills or pellets. These treatments and therapies may contain estradiol, progestin and or testosterone. When hormones are out of balance, hormone replacement therapy can help with a wide array of different symptoms, both physical and emotional.
When is Hormone Replacement Therapy Most Beneficial?
Hormone replacement therapy can help anyone whose hormones are out of balance. However, the most common time women seek out hormone replacement therapy is when they’re experiencing menopause. There are three stages of menopause — perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. There are also rare instances regarding women who have never had balanced hormones, as evidenced by excessively painful menstrual cycles and extreme mood swings.
What are the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women?
There are a variety of symptoms from hormone imbalance in women including:
- Night Sweats
- Hot flashes
- Decreased sex drive
- Weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
If your menstrual cycle has stopped before menopause, or if you are experiencing this or any other symptom of menopause, you may have low estradiol. An increase in UTIs, depression or painful intercourse may also indicate low estradiol in women.
What Are BHRT pellets?
BHRT pellets are comprised of custom compounded hormones. BioTE Medical only uses American FDA outsourcing compounded pharmacies to fulfill its pellet orders for patients. These pellets are inserted subcutaneously into the hip area during a quick in-office visit. Within seven to ten days after your pellet insertion, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to take full effect, and BioTE Medical patients can truly experience the benefits of this revolutionary method of treatment.
How Can I Get Started With BHRT From BioTE® Medical?
Getting started with BHRT from BioTE Medical is easy!