Your endocrine system produces hormones that enter your bloodstream and help perform many bodily functions. They assist with growth, sexual development, reproductive health, metabolism, mood regulation, and other functions. As you age, hormone production slows down, creating an imbalance or deficit that can set a whole host of bodily functions out of whack.
BioTE hormone pellets therapy is a brand of bioidentical hormones, also referred to as natural hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones are hormones made of plants that are identical in structure to the hormones your body produces. As a result, they also behave just like your natural hormones. In fact, the body can’t distinguish between bioidentical hormones and the ones your body naturally produces.
If your hormone levels are low or imbalanced, you may want to consider BioTE hormone pellet therapy to help relieve symptoms. This type of hormone therapy replacement may be the right choice for you if …
You prefer natural therapies
There are other types of hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, available including pills, patches, gels, and vaginal rings. Many contain synthetic hormones. If you prefer natural hormone therapy, which is thought to have fewer side effects than other types, BioTE pellets may be the right choice for you to combat symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and moodiness.
You are experiencing bothersome menopausal symptoms
If you are approaching or going through menopause, symptoms can range from mild to severe. At their worse, they can keep you up at night, rob you of your sex drive, plunge you into depression, and cause painful and uncomfortable vaginal itching and dryness.
Common problems from imbalanced or depleted hormones include:
- Weight gain
- Thinning hair or increased hair loss on your head
- Night sweats
- Increased facial hair
- Low libido
- Painful sex
If you’re ready to get relief from menopausal symptoms due to fluctuating or depleted hormones, look into BioTE hormone pellet therapy.
You don’t want to take a daily pill or apply cream every day
Some hormone therapy replacements must be taken or applied daily. BioTE pellets are inserted into the hip area every four to six months, depending on your metabolism, weight, and hormone levels. BioTE pellets are long-lasting. You don’t have to think about replacing one for months.
You want a consistent release of hormones throughout the day
BioTE pellets release a steady stream of hormones into your system throughout the day so you don’t have hormone surges or peaks, as with other forms of HRT. Your moods are even, and the effects of the hormones in your bloodstream are more consistent.
Other hormone replacement therapies did not work for you
If you’ve tried other HRT products and the side effects were too great, or they didn’t eliminate your symptoms, you may want to try BioTE pellets instead. Symptom relief is often immediate. The dose can be tailored specifically to your hormonal issues.
There are risks and benefits with all forms of HRT. It’s important to speak to your doctor about your specific symptoms and to learn about the different forms so that, together, you can figure out the right one for you.
To find out more about BioTE hormone pellet therapy, call Dr. Sharon Breit at the Center for Women’s Health in Wichita, Kansas, or make an appointment online.