In men and women alike, hormones are critical chemicals. They’re responsible for so many of the systems and functions in your body and act as messengers from your brain telling the other parts what to do and how to do it. When you don’t have enough of them—particularly estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone—things can go wrong.
Dr. David Duffner at Orthopedic and Physical Medicine Associates, Inc. can help you understand what’s happening in your body due to imbalanced hormones and offer a safe and effective way to get you back in balance—BioTE hormone pellet therapy.
Reasons to consider hormone replacement therapy
The main reason people consider hormone replacement therapy because the symptoms of imbalanced hormones are beginning to affect their lives. Some of those symptoms include:
- Gaining weight/difficulty losing weight
- Lost muscle mass
- Hot flashes
- Sleep loss
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Night sweats
- Lack of concentration
Whether you’re a man or a woman, when symptoms of low hormones make it difficult for you to live your life, you should consider hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone replacement therapy options
Hormone replacement therapy is nothing new. It’s been around for many years as a way of leveling out your hormones through medication. It’s very common in the treatment of menopause, a stage of life notorious for triggering symptoms of low estrogen and progesterone.
But women don’t have a monopoly on the hormone-imbalance market. Men also experience a decrease in testosterone as they age. Hormone replacement therapy can help them regain lost muscle mass and revitalize their libido.
The most common form of hormone replacement therapy is a pill taken orally. But as technology advanced, the hormones became available in the form of transdermal patches, gels, vaginal suppositories, and vaginal rings. The latest innovation in the treatment of hormonal deficiencies is BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Understanding BioTE hormone replacement therapy
BitoTE hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), like other forms of HRT, reintroduces the hormones you’re missing so your body can function normally again. But that’s where the similarities end. Compared to traditional HRT methods, BioTE:
- Is chemically identical to your hormones
- Has fewer side effects
- Lasts longer
- Delivers a more consistent dose
- Is safer
BHRT comes in pellet form that Dr. Duffner inserts just under your skin on the top part of your bottom. The pellet is about the size of a grain of rice and you won’t feel it, but you’ll feel the difference it makes in your life.
It gradually releases the bioidentical hormones into your system throughout the day and night. That means you won’t experience the ups and downs some people have when they use traditional HRT methods. And it lasts for 4-6 months, so you don’t have to worry about remembering to take a pill or use a patch.
Dr. Duffner believes that BioTE hormone replacement therapy is the safest, most effective way to address imbalanced hormones, and he would love to help you overcome your symptoms by introducing you to the power of BHRT. To determine if it’s right for you, call us today or request an appointment online to learn more.