What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy
Bio identical hormones are non-synthetic, plant-based hormones that are identical biologically to human hormone. The best analogy to differentiate bio identical from synthetic hormones is to look at the hormones and the receptors they activate (hundreds of thousands in our bodies) as a lock and key. The hormone is the key and the receptors they work upon are the locks. Bio-identical hormones fit perfectly in the lock, and unlock all of the beneficial effects of hormones, and when dosed properly, as with the BioTE Pellet Therapy method, have minimal to no side effects. Synthetic hormones, however, fit in the lock, but do not turn the lock and release many untoward side effects.
The goal with hormone pellet replacement therapy in women AND men is to restore our natural hormone balance.
The majority of symptoms that are associated with age related hormone loss are due primarily to testosterone deficiency in BOTH women & men.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Women and Men
FATIGUE, sleep loss, memory loss, mental fog, confusion, depression, irritability, anxiety and mood swings are some of the BRAIN symptoms of low testosterone. There are thousands of receptors for testosterone in the areas of the brain responsible for mood, mental clarity and memory that are affected as testosterone levels decline with age.
Other symptoms of low testosterone include night sweats, joint pain, bladder symptoms, headaches, low libido, decreased vaginal lubrication in women, decreased ability to maintain and sustain erection in men, and weight gain. Symptoms of estrogen imbalance include hot flashes, vaginal wall thinning and skin related changes such as collagen loss.
Hormone Pellet Therapy Benefits
Hormones rejuvenate, regenerate and restore. They serve as powerful chemical messengers sent to specific cells throughout your body to orchestrate many of your body’s internal functions and how your organs behave. Even a small fluctuation in levels can cause big changes in cells or even disrupt the balance throughout your entire body. Too much or too little of a hormone can have serious consequences.
NOTE: This is another reason to be cautious when selecting hormone replacement therapy. The goal should always be hormonal balance and based in science rather than experimentation or guessing. Many therapies merely attempt to replenish estrogen and/or progesterone and testosterone but never achieve homeostasis. And too many physicians lack the expertise or knowledge to attain the proper outcome.
Any endocrinologist will tell you that hormonal balance equates to health. Research continues to indicate that hormones are key to the intricate interrelationships of the body’s parts and systems. They play a pivotal role in your overall health.
You can see why hormone fluctuation and depletion during perimenopause, menopause and andropause (in men) wreak havoc in the body. Research evidence repeatedly points to the relationship between the hormonal imbalance of menopause and andropause and an increased risk for developing cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid malfunction and other age-related disorders.
It’s actually considered the norm for men and women to experience a decline in health at this stage of the aging process. You’re also more likely to experience problems like depression, anxiety, memory loss, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, libido issues, and sexual dysfunction, to name just a few.
You do not have to suffer from these symptoms! Help is available, naturally, safely with our hormone pellet method! You can find a more thorough explanation of modalities in the Hormone Pellet Delivery Method section of this site.