There is a growing change in how we think and how we practice medicine in our society today!

With the breakthrough technology in the development of bioidentical hormones, both men and women are beginning to realize that they no longer have to accept the fact that their health, their appearance, and their functions will deteriorate with age.

Bio-identical hormones are chemically identical to those in your body. The hormones in bio-identical mediation may not be any different from those in traditional hormone therapy. Several hormone therapy products approved by the FDA and prescribed by health care providers contain bio-identical hormones.

The pure biologically identical hormone is either extracted from plants or synthetically manufactured.  What is most important is that the end product is a molecule similar to the hormone molecule found naturally in the body. All hormones – thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA – can be replaced. These bio-identical hormones get made specially to fit your body’s needs through a compounding pharmacy.

This new evolution is a culmination of research efforts over the years from some of the most distinguished medical and scientific research centers in the country. Physicians have finally realized that science has now given them the tools to enhance the quality of life by preventing deterioration through hormone replacement.

Can hormone replacement therapy help you lose weight?

Yes! Diet, exercise, and vitamins are essential to sustained weight loss. However, hormone replacement is the only therapy that can restore energy, make patients feel and function better, and provide long-term health protection. Studies show that testosterone, estrogen-progesterone, DHEA, and thyroid replacement therapy decreases fat levels. With hormone replacement, many people are feeling balanced, happier and healthier; they have found the right balance for themselves.

What are the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement?

There are different types of hormones that may need to get replaced, and each hormone that re-enters your body provides different benefits.

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Bio-Identical Estrogen vastly improves the quality of day-to-day life for women by making them more youthful and energized. Women have fewer wrinkles, improved memory, and a more enjoyable, satisfying sex life after menopause when they receive estrogen replacement.

Bio-Identical estrogen: protects against

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Heart disease
  • Stokes
  • Colon Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • UTI’s
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Cataracts
  • Incontinence

Bio-identical progesterone is the “feel good” hormone. Progesterone is a very beneficial treatment for PMS, which includes moodiness, heavy cycles, irritability, bloating, and headaches/migraines. The real progesterone is the mood-stabilizing hormone for women (anxiety and depression). It breaks down fat, builds bone loss, lowers cholesterol, helps sleep disorders, increases energy, and kick starts weight loss.

Bio-Identical Progesterone protects against

  • Postpartum depression
  • Cystic breasts
  • Endometriosis
  • Night sweats
  • Miscarriages
  • Ovarian Cysts (PCOS)
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
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Bio-identical testosterone is a female hormone, not just a male hormone. Replenishment of testosterone in women contributes to the enhancement of sexual drive, relief of arthritic pain, restoration of energy, strengthening of bone, prevention of osteoporosis, improvement of an overall sense of well-being, and zest for life. Many women do not realize that testosterone improves their muscles, bones, tendons, and joints and endurance. It’s the best hormone for the skin to prevent thinning and wrinkles. The way to increase collagen and elastin is through testosterone.

Testosterone replacement is effective in providing many health benefits such as increased muscle strength and lean body mass, improved sexual response, the reversal of impotence, and improved body composition. Testosterone has also been shown to prevent osteoporosis, arthritis and degenerative joint change. It enhances the sense of well-being and depressed mood frequently seen in andropause (male menopause).

DHEA is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. These are the glands just above your kidney and have many beneficial effects. DHEA is the building block that is necessary to make estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. DHEA improves the function of the immune system, improves brain function, relieves stress, and is a very potent anti-cancer supplement.

DHEA also increases energy and reduces body fat and cholesterol, thereby preventing heart disease. DHEA has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity, which means that less insulin is required.

DHEA has benefits that are designed to:

  • Build up the adrenal gland
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Slows natural changes in the body that come with age
  • Provides more energy
  • Improves mood and memory
  • Builds up bone and muscle strength.

In a six-week study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health, it was found that using DHEA supplements helped relieve mild to moderate depression that happens in some middle-aged people. It was also found the DHEA may also help improve aging skin in the elderly.

How long does it take hormone replacement therapy to work?

Much like anything else, the results depend on the individual. Providing one “set” timeline for any person is impossible. However, we can assure you that hormone replacement does work and helps your body restore the components it needs to help you lose weight and be the best version of yourself.

BioTE® Medical provides pellet therapy to help balance hormones in women and men

Pellet therapy is an emerging, innovative form of bioidentical hormone therapy. The Medical Weight Loss and Hormone Clinic team are happy to partner with BioTE® to provide an alternative and efficient form of hormone therapy. The process is simple: take a test to determine current hormone levels, receive a pellet insertion of estradiol or testosterone from a professional, and follow up with a licensed professional.

Pellet therapy is subcutaneous implants made from customized compounded hormones and binders. Every batch of hormones is tested for consistency and purity. We ensure our patients that they are being provided the best possible therapy to accelerate their journey towards the best possible wellness.

This process delivers the consistency of hormones without having to rely on applying creams or taking pills. You can expect to repeat the process two to four times a year, depending on your body chemistry and needs. BioTE® therapy can get used to balance hormones, optimize them, or replace them. This innovative form of hormone therapy prevents effects like aging, depression, anxiety, and more symptoms that people with imbalanced hormones deal with every day. Ask us about this treatment!

How is this different than pills or creams?

When you take pills and creams, you rely on them to provide the dosage you need while spreading them on your body or ingesting them. Pellet therapy is a straightforward way to obtain the same results and does not rely on people to be compliant. This type of treatment is concentrated and doesn’t require reapplication or multiple doses. If that’s what you prefer, we can help you with pills or creams! Creams and pills can be as effective for our patients, and we are happy to offer those as well.

Is pellet therapy safe?

Yes, absolutely. Only certified professionals can insert the pellets, and you can have peace of mind knowing that the process is safe for you. The hormones you receive are biologically identical to what is already in your body, and your body will react to the hormone pellet favorably.

Who should get pellet therapy?

Medical Weight Loss  Hormone Clinic suggests that if you are trying to find the perfect harmony between the hormones in your bodies, or whether you experience fatigue, age rapidly, or have thyroid issues, pellet therapy may solve it.

For more information about BioTE®, feel free to visit the BioTE® website, or contact us.