Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

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What is it?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a treatment aimed at optimizing hormone levels for each individual patient. As we age and undergo stress, our hormone levels can fluctuate and deplete, leaving us with numerous problems including stress, exhaustion, sleeping issues, weight fluctuation, foggy thinking and other symptoms that are often swept under the rug without identifying the root of the issue. Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is designed to mimic the body’s naturally present hormones by using plant-derived resources rather than animal-derived. Once inserted, the pellets provide a consistent release of hormones into the body, avoiding the issue of fluctuating hormonal reactions associated with other forms of hormone therapy such as creams and pills. BHRT will provide you with a customized treatment for optimal symptom resolution.

How does it work?

To begin the process, we will schedule you an appointment to receive a thorough blood work panel that provides an in depth analysis of your hormones and other important factors at our facility. Once the results are received, our hormone specialist will review them with you and determine if you are a candidate for BioTE pellet therapy and what the best course of action will be. If you are prescribed pellet therapy, our doctor will tailor a treatment plan to your specific hormone deficiency needs and your BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) will be specialized for you. To place the pellet, the gluteal area will be numbed and a small incision will be made where the small pellets will then be inserted. After insertion, the area will need to remain bandaged for a couple days and tenderness is common. Within 10 days, the pellets begin working, and within two to four weeks effects will begin to be evident and symptoms resolve. The pellets provide the body with a consistent dose of bioidentical hormones in the bloodstream, allowing your hormones to remain balanced once they level out. It may take a couple of months before hormones have reached their optimum levels. Reinsertion is recommended every 4 months for women and every 6 months for men.

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

In women:

  • Insomnia

  • Irritability

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Cold hands and feet

  • Fatigue

  • Night sweats

  • Hot flashes

  • Decreased sex drive

  • Weight gain

In men:

  • Brain fog

  • Irritability

  • Depression

  • Lower mental capacity

  • Mood changes

  • Decreased bone mass

  • Increased body fat

  • Loss of muscle mass

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Low sex drive

  • Diabetes

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • High cholesterol