Clinical scientific studies show HRT is not only effective but when monitored, is safe for treating symptoms for both women and men. In addition, mounting evidence continues to show it is significantly life-extending. Here’s a simple explanation: as you age, your body may slow the production of certain hormones. Hormone Replacement Therapy essentially makes up what your body no longer makes. Adding the hormones back allows key functions to continue versus abate. The Optimal Health Associates approach to Hormone Replacement Therapy is simple due to our vast experience. We determine the symptoms and correlate them to a thorough medical and laboratory evaluation. Each patient will then work with our team to find out exactly what is causing your symptoms. You will work with your provider to design a plan uniquely formulated to meet your specific needs.Hormones are chemicals made by the glands that act to control certain actions of cells and organs. In essence, hormones regulate your body's functions and keep things running smoothly. However, these hormones can become imbalanced or deficient in a condition known as hormone imbalance. Hormone replacement therapy is one type of treatment designed to correct this problem, but not all forms are created equally. BioTE® hormone pellet therapy goes above and beyond in the treatment of hormone imbalance to provide the best results. Hormone pellet therapy has several advantages over these other methods. These benefits include:
- It has the same molecular structure as human hormones
- It lasts longer than other treatments, typically around three to five months
- It's the most widely studied form of natural hormone therapy
- It provides a steady stream of hormones in your blood
- It provides individualized dosing
- It's inserted under the skin
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Women:
• Fatigue* • Night sweats* • Hot flashes or flushes* • Decreased sex drive* • Weight gain* • Trouble sleeping* • Irritability* • Anxiousness* • Mood swings* • Low mood* • Discomfort during intercourse*
The Biote Method of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
The Biote Method of hormone optimization is the result of condensing over 80 years of scientific research into a program that may help with the earliest signs of aging. • The Biote Method uses pellets, which are about the size of a grain of rice, for hormone optimization. Your provider at Optimal Health Associates inserts these tiny pellets under the skin during a simple, in-office procedure. The pellets will then dissolve slowly over time – they only need to be re-administered approximately every 3-5 months, depending on the patient. As the pellets dissolve, they release a steady stream of hormones into your bloodstream, and will ultimately be completely absorbed, leaving nothing behind.
The Importance of Hormone Balance
Most women see a significant drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause, while many men may experience a similar phenomenon relating to testosterone, known as andropause. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.