BioTE Hormone Replacement Therapy
January 04, 2019 | 5 minute read
ReNew You MD is proud to offer Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy using BioTE pellet therapy. The BioTE system allows us to specifically tailor the dosages of hormones to each patient’s specific needs. Pellet therapy adds to the options we already to offer to aid in aging gracefully.
WHY CONSIDER BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?
Hormones contribute to the way you look, the way you feel, and even the way you age. Unfortunately, you begin to lose certain hormones—notably estrogen and testosterone—by your mid-20s. As a result, you might feel tired, depressed, and just not like yourself.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance and hormone loss include:
• Fatigue/lack of energy
• Memory loss, mental fog
• Weight gain
• Difficulty sleeping
• Night sweats
• Irritability, mood swings
• Painful intercourse
• Reduced libido and performance
• Loss of muscle mass
• Hot flashes
• Severe headaches, migraines
• Loss of drive and a competitive edge
If you have experienced some of these disheartening symptoms, you are probably a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy in our Houston or Lake Jackson office.
WHAT IS BIOTE PELLET THERAPY?
Pellet Therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy.
Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy – which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient – BioTE Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy, is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to four to six months, without any “roller coaster” effect.
Because the hormones used are completely natural, BioTE Pellet Therapy is ideal for patients wanting the benefits of a natural hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic hormones.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 by products by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone as the blood flow surrounding the pellets pick 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 become leaner utilizing pellets? That depends on your age, activity level and how much you exercise. Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone production, thereby improving your stamina and increasing muscle mass.
Are there any side effects and/or complications? All side effects are temporary and treatable and occur less than 2% of the time, when pelleted correctly.
How long will it take for the pellets to get into my system and work? 24-72 hours. Optimal effect occurs three weeks after insertion.
I have no libido – will this help? Good hormone balance will greatly improve your libido. The addition of testosterone in pellet form can change everything for the better!
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 to take other medication? 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 testosterone 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.
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 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 on testosterone pellets? Yes, they will. Testicles are suppressed by taking any kind of testosterone and will not make as much testosterone while the pellets are working. This is not permanent and the testicle retains its ability to produce testosterone.
Dr. Yarish and his staff have undergone advanced training and certification in hormone therapy in order to provide patients with the latest options. We are prepared to help you navigate the ever changing landscape of hormone therapy and assist you in finding the best treatment for you. To schedule your in-depth consultation, call 281-326-9242 today!