Hormones are essential for optimal health, and as we age our bodies no longer produce the hormones we need for strong, healthy living.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy provides hormones derived from plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormone levels. For those who suffer from fatigue, low energy, depression, anxiety, memory loss, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, libido issues, and sexual dysfunction BHRT provides wonderful outcomes.
When considering BHRT, it’s important to see a provider who understands the delicate balance between your adrenal status, your thyroid health and your hormone levels. The team of doctors at Lifetime Health and Wellness are trained to optimize all of the above.
Bio-identical means that the hormones in the BioTE pellets have the exact same molecular structure as the hormones your body naturally produces. The hormones are made from plant sources not the animal parts or urine that synthetic hormones come from. Your body can metabolize these bio-identical hormones the way it was designed to do, minimizing side effects. The compounded bio-identicals can be dosed specifically for each person’s individual needs, something that isn’t possible with mass manufactured products.
Studies have shown that pellet therapy is actually superior to the other methods of hormone delivery. Taking hormones orally means the pill has to pass through the GI system, this can have a negative effect on the hormone and they have to be taken daily. Trans-dermal hormones (patches, creams, gels) may not always be absorbed completely and can cause skin irritation. Weekly hormone injections can cause a roller coaster effect as the hormone peaks in the bloodstream and then subsides. Pellet therapy is accomplished by inserting tiny pellets just under the skin. Your body can then access the hormones stored in these pellets as needed depending on your metabolism and level of activity. The pellets deliver a consistent level of hormone and only have to be replaced every 3 to 6 months.
The most common problem we are seeing currently is that of low testosterone. It is amazing what a normal testosterone level will do for you! Did you know that low testosterone levels can cause fatigue, mood swings, irritability, memory problems, trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, vaginal dryness or low libido.
Also, instead of the more cumbersome and expensive salivary methods of testing hormones, we are now working with local labs to do blood tests. Blood tests are covered by insurance now as well!
No insurance? No problem! We’ve worked out cash-pay discounts for our cash-paying patients as well, so don’t let that stop you from feeling your best.
BioTE® is a time-proven method of bio-identical hormone therapy using patented pellets that are inserted just beneath the skin in the fatty tissue of the hip.
Since starting bioTe, all the symptoms I was feeling from menopause have ceased. No more hot flashes, Night sweats, I sleep through the night and wake up refreshed. I don’t get tired or feel worn out early in the day. I have not had any episodes from rheumatoid arthritis since starting bioTe. I am now under doctors approval in reducing my meds from 2x a day to 1x every other day. She stated that she has heard how hormone replacement does help. It certainly has helped me. I feel great!