One the most difficult issues both men and women face as they age is balancing a healthy lifestyle and optimal hormones levels. Hormones are powerful natural chemicals produced in the endocrine glands that travel through the bloodstream to stimulate fundamental physiological responses. Aging causes hormone production to change, and hormonal imbalance can result in a variety of negative symptoms. Understanding the cause of your unbalanced hormones and finding ways to stabilize them can be challenging. Fortunately, Dr. Tran in Westminster offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with pure “human identical hormone” from BioTE® Medical to help patients balance their hormones and lead healthier, happier lives.
What Is Hormone Replacement With BioTE® Medical?
BioTE® Medical provides bioidentical hormone replacement pellets derived from natural sources with no risk of allergic reaction. The pellet is placed under the skin and slowly releases a unique combination of testosterone and estradiol (estrogen) based on the unique needs of the patient. BioTE® Nutraceuticals vitamin supplements are also available for patients and contain high-quality ingredients to help treat hormone ratios.
Hormone pellet replacement therapy provides tailored treatments for men and women suffering from the symptoms of hormone imbalances. General symptoms for both men and women include anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, depression, and decreased libido.
Symptoms in Men
Symptoms of hormone imbalance specifically for men may be characterized by the following:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mental unclarity
- Low blood pressure
- Unstable blood sugar
- Hair loss
Symptoms in Women
Women experiencing hormone imbalance may suffer from the following symptoms:
- Mood swings
- Irregular menstrual cycles and heavy bleeding
- Thyroid gland and metabolism problems
- Heart disease
Benefits of BioTE® Medical Therapy
BioTE® Medical can increase energy levels, improve libido, maintain weight loss, enhance your mood, and minimize irritability. It can also reduce fat for enhanced muscle definition while also helping protect you against Alzheimer’s disease, cardiac disease, and breast and prostate cancer.
Before your procedure, you will be asked to schedule a consultation to evaluate your symptoms and have the necessary lab work done. Once the lab work is completed, Dr. Tran will decide which hormone balancing therapy will best suit your individual needs.
The procedure lasts about five minutes as the pellet is inserted under the buttock fat pads through a small incision. It will then slowly dissolve on its own while releasing a combination of testosterone and estradiol (estrogen). Because the incisions created are minuscule, there is minimal scarring.
BioTE® Medical pellets are not time-released products. Instead, the pellets release faster the more active you are. Medication or supplements will be provided to you after your procedure and must be taken once per week. If your pellet is not working or does not meet your needs two months following the procedure, a “boost” pellet is recommended.
Recovery time for women may last up to three days, while men may require one week. During this time, any activity that involves using the muscles of your buttocks or immersing yourself in water is strictly prohibited (only showering is allowed during recovery after implantation). A single pellet can typically last three to four months for women and four to five months for men.
Potential Side Effects
Although BioTE® Medical pellet therapy can improve your hormone levels, some men and women may experience the following side effects:
- Blurred vision
- Facial hair in women
- Emotional sensitivity in men
Dr. Tran offers a variety of treatments and medications that can improve these side effects and further help you achieve your physical and emotional goals.
To learn more about BioTE® Medical pellet therapy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tran today or call our office at 714-839-8000.