BioTE Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) possesses many benefits and we are proud to offer hormone treatments at our wellness clinic. BioTE was developed to alleviate the rising issues that may occur from an abundance or depletion of the body’s own natural hormones. Learn about the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance below.
What is hormonal imbalance?
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. In addition, hormones play an essential role in the body. The smallest hormone imbalance can cause side effects throughout the entire body.
Hormones are responsible for some of the most important functions of the body that include:
- Energy and muscle tone
- Sleep quality
- Mental clarity
Hormonal imbalance affects both men and women in different ways. Low levels of hormones bring major changes in the body. Author and board Certified OBGYN, Dr. Gary Donovitz writes in his book “Age Healthier, Live Happier” that a variety of hormone levels “fluctuate on both a short-term basis, hour-by-hour, day-by-day, as well as on a long-term basis over many years and even over our lifetimes.” Therefore, it is important to maintain good health by keeping a good hormonal harmony.
Symptoms consistent with low testosterone in Men and other cases of hormonal imbalance include:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increases body fat
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Lower mental capacity
- Brain Fog
There are a variety of symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women including:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Decreases sex drive
- Weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
Why BioTE Pellet Therapy?
Choosing a method for hormone therapy can be confusing. We offer BioTE Natural Hormone Therapy because it is made out of natural hormones derived soy and yams. We use natural pellets that are made into powder and compressed into smaller pellets that are then sterilized before insertion. Pellets are inserted 3-4 times per year depending on the patient’s hormone levels that are carefully monitored by our provider.
Compared to other hormone therapy methods, Pellets release a consistent level of hormones over a period of time that won’t fluctuate or disrupt your normal day-to-day activities. For example, patients might forget to take their daily hormonal pills. Hormonal patches are also on the market, however, about 45% of people don’t absorb the actual hormones. In other words, Pellets provide a convenient way to hormonal balance.
How long do the hormones last?
BioTE Pellet Therapy naturally kick in between 7-10 days and may last between 3-5 months in females, and 4-6 months in males.
If you think you might be suffering from hormone imbalance, please contact us at (818) 357-5886 or schedule a free consultation.