Balanced hormones are crucial for good health and disease prevention as we grow older. Optimized hormones protect our bones, brain, breasts and heart. They also significantly reduce the risk of serious health problems, such as osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and diabetes.
After we turn 30, most of us produce 3%-10% less of sex hormones each year. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, chances are he or she is a candidate for hormone replacement therapy: difficulty sleeping at night, lack of energy and fatigue during the day, reduced mental focus and memory, moody, anxious or depressed, weight gain, including increased fat around the midsection, inability to lose weight regardless of healthy diet and exercise, decreased muscle strength, muscle and/or joint pain or reduced sexual desire and performance.
Feeling better starts with a simple blood test to determine your hormone levels, which you can do right in our office. It’s done to determine the levels of your sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen as well as thyroid levels and a comprehensive metabolic panel. Once treatment begins you can expect an increase in energy, muscle strength and a greater ability to lose weight. You will notice a renewed mental clarity and feel younger and happier again. Also, you will experience an increased quality of life while preventing age-related illness.
What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Pellet Therapy uses hormones made from natural plant sources to reproduce the body’s normal hormones. Many people have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants makes them feel fabulous. Implants, placed under the skin, continuously release small doses of hormones that provide the best results.
Unlike common adhesive skin patches and oral forms of therapy – which can produce a “roller coaster” effect in your hormone levels, causing mood and energy fluctuations, BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day for up to three to four months for women and four to six months for men without any roller coaster effect.
Because only hormones that are completely natural are used, pellet therapy is ideal for those of us who want the benefits of a natural hormone without the drawbacks of a synthetic.
What are Hormone Pellets?
Hormone Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen or testosterone. A pharmaceutical company, working under strict federal guidelines, forms the pellets using tremendous amount of pressure.
The pellets that are smaller than a grain of rice, are inserted into the fatty tissue under the skin and mimic healthy ovaries and testicles by releasing hormones into the bloodstream. Placing hormone pellets is easily performed in the office.
Hormone pellets release all-natural, bio-identical estrogen and/or testosterone which is metabolized consistently into the body as needed. They contain the same chemical structure as our body’s natural hormones. Most importantly, hormone pellets have been in use since 1939!
Precise Dosing is Key
Proper hormone levels are determined by the BioTE® comprehensive blood work analysis. Unique dosing is made just for you, so it’s exactly what your body needs. Pellets deliver pure, bio-identical hormones directly into the bloodstream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for up to 6 months (for men). Pills, patches, creams and shots cannot provide a steady delivery of hormones 24/7. Pellets provide a constant supply of hormones that your body recognizes as its own, which significantly reduces the chance of adverse side effects.
If you are interested in learning more about BioTE® Hormone Therapy and if it’s a fit for you, please call our Live Well Center at 480-752-7600. The Live Well Center is located in suite #25 at Warner Family Practice and patients can enter that suite on the south side of the building.
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