There are a lot of things that change about you as you age. One of the things that changes is your hormone levels. Your body naturally produces less of several hormones as you get older. These hormonal changes are what is responsible for menopause in women. It can also be a source of problems for men due to lowered testosterone. Both men and women can and should seek treatment for decreased hormones for their overall health and happiness.
Hormone replacement therapy is the most common treatment for treating decreases in hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. There are two main types of hormone therapy, synthetic and bioidentical. Synthetic hormones are generated in a lab, and they are associated with a higher risk of cancer and other side effects. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant and animal sources and are chemically identical to the hormones produced by the human body.
Biote hormone therapy uses bioidentical hormones, which have few if any side effects, and administers them through a pellet that is placed under the skin. The pellet will release the required level of hormones over time, and toward the end of treatment the pellet will dissolve. It is then replaced by a new pellet, and treatment continues indefinitely in this fashion.
Biote hormone therapy can be completely customized to your needs. Your doctor will run tests to see what level your hormones are at and determine what needs to be done to balance them. Then, the Biote hormone pellet is customized to the level of hormones that you need and placed under the skin by the doctor.
If you are going through the changes of life and are interested in bioidentical hormone therapy, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.