Women between ages 20 and 40 lose 50% of their testosterone. Men over age 35 lose up to 3% of their testosterone per year. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a safe and effective way to quickly treat and solve this problem for most people. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers about hormone replacement therapy.
Are you suffering from menopause, low testosterone or loss of libido?
Men and women can feel healthy, vibrant, and attractive at any age! The BioTE® method of hormone pellet therapy for men and women can bring you back to optimum health and well-being!
What is Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Data supports that testosterone implants effectively treat symptoms in both men and women. Pellets, placed under the skin, consistently release small doses of hormones providing optimal therapy without adverse effects.
Typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient. The BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy can provide sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for 3-4 months in women and 4-5 months in men, without any “roller coaster” effects found with other hormone therapies.
The hormones used in Pellet therapy are completely natural and identical to our own hormones, so they cannot be patented. Because of this, they have been ignored by the major pharmaceutical firms.
Some of the benefits experienced with pellet therapy include:
• Increases testosterone in men & women
• Relieves symptoms of menopause
• Enhances libido & sexual satisfaction
• Increases clarity, focus & memory
• Improves energy, vitality & sleeplessness
• Depression relief, overall feeling of well-being
• Reduces body fat & builds lean muscle
• Protects bones, brain, heart, joints & breasts
Pellet Therapy for Women:
In studies, when compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, pellets have been shown to be extremely effective for relief of menopausal symptoms, increasing bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, and improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance. Pellet implants have been used to treat migraine and menstrual headaches. It also helps with vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency.
Pellet Therapy for Men:
Testosterone levels begin to decline in men beginning in their early 30’s. Most men need to be tested around 45 years of age. Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving, or sustaining an erection. It is never too late to benefit from hormone therapy.
What if my primary care physician or my gynecologist says that there is ‘no data’ to support the use of pellet implants?
There is data to support the ‘long term’ safety of hormones delivered by pellet implants. Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is being used safely in 5 continents and has been researched and studied for over 70 years. It’s about a patient making an informed choice. After pellets are inserted, patients may notice that they have more energy, sleep better and feel happier.
Will insurance cover the procedure?
Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the office visit, the blood panels, and in some cases, especially for men, the pellets. Patients should contact their insurance companies to see if their costs will be reimbursed. It is the patients responsibility to submit all claims to his or her insurance company. If your insurance does not cover the blood panels, or if you do not have insurance, we have pre-negotiated rates through Quest Diagnostics and can assist you with obtaining your blood panels. We require full payment for our services up front. It’s important to remember that prevention is much more cost effective than disease.
Can a patient be allergic to the implants?
Very rarely, a patient will develop local zone of redness (3-8 cm) and itching at the site of the testosterone implant. There is minimal or no tenderness and no other sign of infection.
How do I begin?
We start by accurately identifying the hormone levels in your blood in order to prescribe the optimal dose of hormone for your unique body chemistry. Hormone levels will be drawn and evaluated before therapy is started via blood tests.
Other delivery methods (i.e. creams, pills, patches and injections) cannot provide a steady delivery of hormones 24/7. Pellets provide a constant supply of hormone that your body recognizes as its own, which significantly reduces the chance of side effects.
The KEY to well-being is BALANCE
Many men and women are plagued with symptoms of hormone imbalance starting as early as in their 30’s. The longer women go without the protection of estrogen or without hormone replacement therapy, the greater risk of developing serious health problems including:
• Osteoporosis • Heart Disease
• Diabetes • Many Cancers
• Impaired Vision • Alzheimer’s Disease
Men and women both benefit from bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy.
If you are looking for a natural way to regain your youthful vigor and energy with hormone replacement therapy, the BioTE® is for you!