Menopause and age-related hormone imbalance can wreak havoc on your life. You may sometimes feel embarrassed or reluctant to discuss menopause symptoms or hormone issues, but the symptoms can be brutal and life-changing.
If you can’t talk about it, how can you find help? Hormonal imbalances are widespread. About 80% of women suffer from them. Symptoms include poor sleep, hot flashes, fatigue, weight gain, painful sex, and fatigue, among others. Who would want to live with these symptoms?
Fortunately, at the Center for Women’s Health in Wichita, we have options to help you relieve these life-impacting issues, so you don’t have to live with them. One option is naturally derived BioTE® pellet therapy.
What is BioTE pellet therapy?
Hormones affect every stage of a woman’s life from puberty and menstruation to pregnancy and menopause. They affect your brain, hair, skin, and cardiovascular system. As you get older and approach menopause, your hormone levels fluctuate and eventually start to diminish. The change in hormone levels can cause numerous symptoms and issues.
One way to reduce these issues is to rebalance or replace hormones. BioTE pellet therapy is a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones like BioTE are composed of plant extracts. These natural hormones behave like the hormones your body naturally produces. By replacing the hormones your body has lost, BioTE slowly eliminates your symptoms.
BioTE consists of small rice-sized pellets that we insert under the top layer of your skin. The hormones release slowly into your system. You don’t have to think about the pellets, and soon, you won’t be thinking about your hormone imbalance symptoms. Each pellet lasts between four and six months.
How is BioTE different than conventional HRT?
Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) consists of synthetic hormones. Some conventional hormone replacement products, such as Premarin, are made from the urine of pregnant horses. BioTE therapy is ideal for women who prefer a more natural approach to reducing hormonal imbalance issues.
Each pellet is customized for your specific needs and composed of the right mix of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Because the pellets are natural and release slowly into your system, their effects are subtle and consistent. You don’t experience a roller coaster-like hormone impact as you might with conventional hormone therapy.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy, both conventional and bioidentical, may go beyond reducing menopause symptoms. Boosting your hormone levels may reduce your risk for diabetes, tooth loss, and cataracts, and even improve your skin texture.
The effects of BioTe pellet therapy are usually immediate. After we inject the pellet, you can return to a life where you sleep well, maintain a healthy weight, have energy, and have interest in sex.
If hormonal imbalances are disrupting your life, call us at the Center for Women’s Health in Wichita, Kansas, for an appointment or make one online through this website.