Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men?

A low level of testosterone in a man means more than just a low sex drive or erectile dysfunction (ED). Symptoms consistent with low testosterone are:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Mood changes
  • Lower mental capacity
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Brain Fog

Additionally, studies have shown there are some conditions that are consistent with low levels of testosterone including:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol use
  • High Cholesterol

What are the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women?

There are a variety of symptoms from hormone imbalance in women including:

  • Fatigue
  • Night Sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cold hands and feet

If your menstrual cycle has stopped before menopause, or if you are experiencing this or any other symptom of menopause, you may have low estrogen. An increase in UTIs, depression or painful intercourse may also indicate low estrogen in women.

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As early as there 30’s, women and men can experience mood swings, fatigue, mental fog, depression, weight gain, night sweats and low libido, lack of mental clarity and loss of drive and jest for life. More often we complain of Mental fog, decreased mental clarity and difficulty focusing, memory loss, mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, extreme fatigue (especially in the afternoon), just to name a few! These are all signs of hormonal changes.

On average, males begin hormone decline at age 35, losing up to 5% of testosterone production per year. Why is this important? Isn’t testosterone just for sexual health? Not necessarily. Testosterone, produced primarily by the male testicles and by the female ovaries, and to a lesser degree by the adrenal glands (yes ladies, females make and NEED testosterone!), has many functions in our bodies beyond sexual health. Testosterone is primarily a BRAIN hormone. As we age and testosterone production declines, we feel those brain symptoms!

When your hormones are unbalanced, this translates into many somatic symptoms. Low testosterone and high cortisol levels leads to increase fat around the waist in both males and females.

Several studies show bio-identical testosterone. Protects many disease states! Men with low testosterone are 3 times more likely to get Alzheimer’s dementia; women are at a higher risk. Studies show men over 55 with higher levels of testosterone demonstrated significant reduction in coronary artery disease and heart attacks. Testosterone builds bone by up to 8.3% per year, preventing and reversing osteopenia and osteoporosis. Additionally, testosterone has been proven to aid in the prevention of breast cancer.

The first step in hormone assessment is to obtain the right lab testing. We provide you with a detailed assessment at the initial consultation. You are then given a series of blood work at the follow up assessment. We take in consideration your current symptoms and try to match your replacement base on your individual symptoms. We use BioTE® pellets for hormone replacement because it removes the unreliability of topical absorption and the instability of testosterone injections or absorption form a patch.

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One that address all major hormones. We aim to replace estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone when applicable. Additionally, we address the adrenals and other hormones. Progesterone is replaced in menopausal women who still have a uterus.

Estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman. It protects her against heart attack and stroke , osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s. It also keeps us looking young and healthy.

Testosterone is the third female hormone and is as essential as estrogen and progesterone. We need testosterone to keep our thought process quick and our libido healthy. It improves bone density, muscle mass, strength and prevents some types of depression. It is also the source of energy and solid sleep!

No. Metabolites of testosterone, Di-hydro-testosterone and estrone cause prostate enlargement and contribute to prostate cancer. Estrone increases and testosterone decreases as men age and gain belly fat. Testosterone pellets are the only replacement that reverses that trend.

For women: usually every 3-4 months. For men: usually every 5-6 months.

They are pure hormone that is not metabolized into by products by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone as the blood flow surrounding the pellets pick up what is needed.

The pellets are placed in the subcutaneous tissues of the upper buttocks or in the lower abdomen fat. Because they are pure hormone without fillers or synthetic ingredients, they completely dissolve.

24-72 hours. Optimal effect occurs three weeks after insertion.

That depends on your age, activity level and how much you exercise; Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone production, thereby improving your stamina and increasing muscle mass.

We try to avoid complications by avoiding a one-dose fit all replacement therapy. Minor side effects such as fluid retention are temporary and treatable and occur less than 2% of the time.

A well-balanced hormone replacement therapy program is guaranteed to change you libido and you life for the better male or female.

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What is the goal of Hormone Optimization Therapy?

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a treatment for many common and debilitating symptoms that are often overlooked by doctors. Some of these symptoms include exhaustion, stress, foggy thinking, weight loss, sleep disturbances, and so much more. These ailments are treated by getting to the root cause of these complex conditions. Often, people with symptoms like these are suffering from hormonal imbalance. BHRT is a natural and simple method for correcting these complex issues.

What is Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy?

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to work within seven to ten days of your pellet insertion. Once a pellet is inserted into the gluteal area, a consistent dose of bio-identical (naturally derived) hormones enter the bloodstream. Every BHRT pellet is custom-compounded to the patient’s unique physiology. Tailoring every treatment to the patient helps ensure the greatest possible success in achieving hormonal balance. Furthermore, the pellets are derived from plants, not animals, which closely mimic the hormones naturally present within your body. Studies have shown that bio-identical hormone pellet therapy may offer you the most benefits.

How can I get started with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Schedule an office visit with Dr. Moulton to test your current hormone levels. Based on your comprehensive consultation and thorough blood work panel, we will determine if you are a candidate for BioTE pellet therapy. We will schedule a quick follow-up appointment for your pellet therapy insertion.

What can I expect from BHRT pellet therapy?

As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as two to four weeks, but full optimization may take up to six months. Your journey will be customized to fit your specific needs. It takes more than one to two weeks for your hormones to get out of balance, so expect it to take time to resolve.

Who is the manufacturer of the BHRT Pellets?

BioTE Medical offers bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets. With more than 750,00 insertions performed in the company’s history, we’ve seen many lives changed with optimized hormones. If any of the hormone imbalance symptoms mentioned above ring a bell for you or remind you of someone you love, we encourage you to begin your journey to wellness today and contact us to schedule an appointment.

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