As we get older, we know to expect a few changes. What we expect, though, usually relates to our appearance. For example, we know that at some point we will begin to see some grey hair. We know that our skin may become thinner and crepe-like. These are the biological changes that get a lot of attention in the media. What doesn’t are the emotional and physical symptoms people can experience as a result of hormonal imbalance. Examples include feeling anxious, lethargic, depressed, and “foggy.” Additional examples include low blood pressure, unstable blood sugar, low sex drive, and excessive hair growth. These emotional and physical signs of hormonal imbalance are difficult to avoid. Fortunately, they don’t have to be difficult to manage. BioTE can help.
What is BioTE?
BioTE is a popular form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. It serves as a solution to the many age-related challenges to our vitality and wellness by optimizing the hormones we need most. BioTE is safe and efficient because it is customized to the individual. If you choose to add BioTE to your wellness plan, your doctor customizes dosing to make sure your body gets exactly what it needs.
Why Would I Be Interested in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The patients with whom we consult about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are interested in regaining some of their cognitive and physical vitality. Because our hormones are involved in so many physical processes, hormone optimization can achieve benefits such as:
- More restful sleep, resulting in greater energy
- Enhanced sex drive
- Mood-boosting that reduces depression and anxiety
- Clearer thinking and a greater sense of productivity
Studies have shown that long-term use of bioidentical hormones can reduce the risk of several potentially serious health conditions, including osteoporosis, heart disease, dementia, breast cancer, and diabetes.
Treating Hormonal Imbalance Gently and Safely
Historically, hormone replacement therapy has been prescribed to women experiencing troublesome symptoms. Men typically did not “need” hormone replacement. The hormones that were prescribed were synthetic so didn’t mesh with natural hormones as well as would be preferred. Bioidentical hormone therapy was developed as an alternative in which hormone optimization could be achieved without synthetic hormones. BioTE is made with bioidentical hormones derived from plant sources. These hormones are molecularly the same as the hormones made by the body. Additionally, BioTE is delivered in pellet form. The doctor implants tiny pellets into the subcutaneous fat of the upper buttock. Over a few months, the body draws the levels of hormones it needs from the pellets. There is nothing to remember to take or inject and no “highs and lows” as hormones balance out.