5 Reasons to Consider BioTE Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Our hormones play a monumental role in our overall well being. They’re the chemical messengers that tell our cells and organs what’s going on. Our hormonal balance influences everything from our mood to our metabolism and stress management.

So, when our hormones get out of whack, we often experience a wide range of negative side effects. That’s where BioTE hormone replacement therapy comes into play.

Bioidentical hormones are man-made, but they’re identical to the ones our body naturally produces. When your natural hormones become imbalanced, doctors can treat the problem with these safe man-made hormones.

If you haven’t heard much about BioTE hormone replacement for men or women, keep reading. We’re going to cover some of the top reasons you will likely benefit from the therapy treatment.

You’re Aging and Experiencing Hormonal Imbalances

The most natural, common reason why your hormones become unbalanced is simply aging. As we get older, some of our key hormone levels start to lower. These include estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men

  • Depression
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Lower mental capacity
  • Brain fog
  • Irritability
  • Increased body fat

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Lower sex drive
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cold hands and feet

Women are especially likely to experience these hormone-related symptoms if they are going through or have just finished menopause. However, women age 20-40 years old lose up to 50% of their testosterone per year which can also cause these hormone-related symptoms.

BioTE for men and women attempts to bring hormone levels back into alignment. Introducing the bioidentical hormones into the human body helps your hormones achieve a more normal level, therefore decreasing your number of negative symptoms.

To determine if hormones are actually causing your issues, your doctor will take blood work to analyze your levels. They’ll then be able to determine if HRT is a good fit for you.

You’re Tired of Artificial Treatments

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A big reason that many people turn to BioTE hormone pellets is that they’re seeking something natural. They’re tired of medical treatments that are artificial and alien to the human body.

BioTE hormone pellets are derived from natural plant sources. They perfectly replicate the body’s biological hormones. They are identical to the testosterone and estradiol your body makes so your body cannot tell the difference between the hormones your body makes and the BioTE hormones. As the pellets dissolve, your body receives slow, steady hormone therapy.
There are no lasers or scary new chemicals involved – just plant-based, bioidentical hormones that are matched specifically to your needs.

How Are Biote Pellets Inserted?

The pellets are inserted subcutaneously in the upper buttocks via a small incision. This incision is closed with tape strips. Most patients will not feel any pain during the insertion process.

You’re Worried About Hormone Therapy Side Effects

Because BioTE pellets perfectly mimic the hormones that are already in your body, side effects are minimal. So, if you’re tired of dealing with other effects from different kinds of hormone replacement therapy, it might be time to switch things up.

When compared to synthetic hormones, BioTE’s natural man-made hormones are significantly less risky. Still, as with any form of hormone therapy, there are risks.

Common Risks of BioTE Replacement Therapy

  • Breast tenderness
  • Hair Growth
  • Facial Breakout
  • Altered endometrial lining and bleeding

These physiologic effects are rare and can be prevented with the help of a doctor. Overall, pellet hormone therapy has very few negative side effects. Talk to your doctor about any current medications you might be on to learn how other drugs will interact with BioTE treatment. Being open with your medical professionals is one of the best ways to prevent negative symptoms after therapy.

You’re Looking for a Quick, Easy Health Fix

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy comes in multiple forms, including implanted pellets (very common), pills, patches, creams, shots, or gels. Your doctor will help you determine which is best for you, but no matter what method you stick with, this is a simple, easy form of hormone therapy.

In most cases, you’ll be asked to come into the doctor’s office every few months to receive a new hormone pellet. This pellet will then dissolve over time, providing you with continuous treatment with minimal effort.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy doesn’t just help you feel better. It has also been shown to:

  • Reduce your overall risk of diabetes and heart disease
  • Reduce your overall risk of breast and prostate cancer
  • Help prevent/stall Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Help prevent bone mineral loss (Osteoporosis)
  • Reverses Osteoporosis 8% a year
  • Increase energy, muscle, and bone mass

Staying healthy and keeping your hormones balanced shouldn’t require hours of your time every week. Talk to your doctor about bioidentical hormones that are easy to receive and manage.

You’re Running Out of Other Hormone Treatment Options

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The final reason you should consider bioidentical hormone pellets is that they’re an effective solution for the patient who has already tried everything else.

If you’ve had a bad experience with hormone replacement therapy in the past, don’t give up just yet – BioTE treatment is different. It’s minimally invasive and easy to transition to if you’re on other methods of HRT.

BioTE uses comprehensive bloodwork analysis to come up with a unique dosage just for you. The steady-state supply of hormones via the pellet minimizes the risk of side effects. Most people soon feel improvements in old injury pain, mood, sex drive, backaches, and a wide variety of other complaints. In as little as 2 weeks you could feel 10 years younger.

How Much Do BioTE Hormone Pellets Cost?

The cost of BioTe hormone replacement therapy is similar to other hormone therapy delivery methods. Females can expect to pay around $500 for a four to six-month supply. Men can expect to pay about $800 for roughly six months’ worth of pellet therapy.

Keep in mind; these are ballpark costs for the pellets. This may not include the cost of pre or post appointments. The true amount will depend on your individual treatment plan.

Talk to a Doctor About Biote Hormones Replacement Today

Hopefully, this post has taught you a thing or two about BioTE hormone replacement therapy. Still, we don’t want your learning process to stop here.

Talk to a health care professional trained in BioTE hormone optimization to learn how bioidentical hormone treatment can improve your life. It’s a customized experience, which means you need to learn specifically how natural, plant-based hormones can change your health for the better.

At Bella Vita Med Spa, we’re always standing by to answer questions on BioTE hormone replacement and offer complimentary webinars and consultations.

Give us a call at (630)-432-9333 or reach out to our team to find out if BioTE hormone replacement therapy could be an effective match for your needs.

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Cindy Brooks, MD

Cynthia Brooks, MD is the founder and Medical Director of Bella Vita Med Spa. Dr. Brooks has over 17 years of experience in patient care, focusing the last 7 years in the field of cosmetic and laser medicine. Dr. Brooks’ vision is to always provide the safest, state of the art technological advances. Dr. Brooks has received advanced training in cosmetic medicine, obtaining her credentials in Laser and Aesthetic Medicine by the National Council on Laser Certification. She has expertise in all aspects of aesthetic injectables and laser treatments focusing on those that are minimally invasive, have minimal downtime, offering maximal results.