You don’t have to be in menopause to experience a decline in your hormone levels. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy promotes better well being and vitality as well as addresses many of the aliments surrounding decreased hormone levels.
We are pleased to present BioTE® Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy for women and men. It is a safe and effective way of optimizing one’s hormones with no harmful side effects. The pellets will promote better well-being and vitality as well as address many of the ailments surrounding decreased hormone levels.
A hormone imbalance can cause a variety of symptoms. Many people are not aware of the many symptoms that can be related to a hormone imbalance.
Having any of these symptoms can indicate an imbalance in Estrogen, Progesterone and/or Testosterone, and may make you a candidate for BioTE® Pellet Hormone Therapy:
- Unexplained or rapid weight gain
- Mood swings
- Extreme fatigue
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low sex drive
- Memory loss
- Mental fog
- Joint aches and pain
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Migraine or cyclical headaches
- Painful intercourse
As we age, our bodies slows its production of some hormones. Chemists draw unique compounds from plants often soybeans or yams to process them chemically into bio-identical matches to the hormones your ovaries or adrenal glands produced. The hormones include the 3 types of human estrogen, estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA.
You may need just one or a combination of hormones. We will identify exactly what your specific needs are through extensive lab work and to decide exactly how hormone replacement therapy can work. Together, we will identify the cause of your symptoms and design a plan that suits you.
As part of your evaluation and treatment plan, your Nile provider will take a thorough history of all of your current medications, including supplements. Current medical literature supports the use of certain supplements in certain cases to inhibit inflammation, prevent bone loss and even reduce your risk for certain cancers. If appropriate for your clinical situation, supplements may be suggested as part of your treatment plan. We offer specific supplements that are manufactured under FDA approved processes and from reputable companies such as SphinxMD. You will have the option and convenience of purchasing them directly from our office, or you may order directly from their web site.
Frequently asked questions involving hormone replacement therapy for women:
How often will I need pellets?
For women: usually every 3-4 months. For men: usually every 4-5 months.
Why are pellets better than creams, patches, shots or pills?
They are pure hormone that is not metabolized into byproducts by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone from the pellet as the blood flow surrounding the pellets picks up what is needed.
Where do the pellets go?
Because they are pure hormone without fillers or synthetic ingredients, they completely dissolve.
How long will it take for my body to get back to lean normal?
That depends on how much you exercise and work out with weights, as well as your age. Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone and therefore will improve your stamina to work out and increase muscle mass.
I have no libido - what will this do for that, if anything?
Good hormone balance will greatly improve your libido. The addition of testosterone in pellet form will change everything for the better!
Specifically for Women
I get horrible headaches - will they help me?
Yes! We have had great success, especially with women who have menstrual migraines, and new migraines that appear after age 35.
Do I need other medications?
If you still have a uterus, you will need to be on natural progesterone as well.
Why do I need estrogen?
Estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman. It protects her against heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s. It also keeps us looking young and healthy.
Why do I need testosterone?
Testosterone is the third female hormone and is as essential as estrogen and progesterone. We need this hormone to keep our thought process quick and our libido healthy. It improves bone density, muscle mass, strength and prevents some types of depression. It is also the source of energy and solid sleep!
Will I grow unwanted hair from testosterone?
There is less chance of excess hair growth with natural testosterone than with synthetic hormones. Facial hair will grow with testosterone pellets, but normally no more than when you were in your thirties.
Specifically for Men
Does testosterone cause prostate cancer?
No. Metabolites of testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone and estrone cause prostate enlargement and contribute to prostate cancer. Estrone increases and testosterone decreases as men age and as men gain belly fat. Testosterone pellets are the only replacement that reverses that trend.
How do I take testosterone pellets and not convert them to Dihydrotestosterone and estrone?
Your blood levels of estrone and DHT are checked after treatment to see if they are elevated. Some men still convert to these metabolites even on testosterone pellets. If they are converting, we troubleshoot with natural supplements such as DIM and Saw Palmetto, or an aromatase inhibitor prescription.
What if I have prostate enlargement already?
Testosterone pellets will make it better, if you do not convert it to DHT; we will treat that if it happens.
Will my testicles shrink while I take the testosterone pellets?
Yes, they will. Testicles are suppressed by taking any kind of testosterone and they will not make as much testosterone while the pellets are working. This is not permanent and the testicle retains its ability to produce testosterone.