* Maintenance tests for patients with thyroid ailments range between $175 and $200.
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy or BHRT is a way to supplement a shortage of particular hormone to alleviate some of these symptoms. Regardless of your gender, your body relies on a unique balance of multiple hormones – testosterone, progesterone and estrogen – to keep your body mentally and physically healthy.
A shortage in some hormones, even when it’s a shortage of testosterone in women, can be associated with some frustrating symptoms and health risks. In most patients, a shortage in particular hormones are most commonly associated with the natural process of ageing, however, there can be multiple reasons.
Nevertheless, a drop in hormones is often associated with symptoms like bad sleep, a low mood, the development of anxiety and depression, a foggy mind, a loss of sex drive or function. It may also increase your risk of developing some age-related ailments like a high level of bad cholesterol, vascular ailment, significant weight gain, the development of diabetes, depression, osteoporosis or Alzheimer’s disease.
There are various methods of supplementing a shortage of hormones (like pills or creams) however Hormone Pellet Therapy is often cited as a method that has fewer side effects because it offers a steady and slow release of hormones over the course of a couple of months.
Additionally Hormone Pellet Therapy is a no-hassle solution for the patient because it isn’t a daily supplement. Your medical provider will insert your pellet every 4 – 6 months – depending on how fast your pellet lasts in your body – it differs significantly differs depending on your body and your lifestyle.
The goal of BioTE Hormone Pellet Therapy is balancing any low levels of hormones in your unique body, that’s why the very step in BioTE Hormone Pellet Therapy is figuring out whether you have low levels of specific hormones or hormone-production-supporting vitamins. We’ll do some blood-work in your first appointment to send to our laboratories to test your unique Hormone profile.
Once your medical provider has established low levels of specific hormones in your body, it’s time to tailor a specific Hormone Therapy Pellet that will help your body maintain hormonal balance.
This Pellet does so when it’s inserted into your body by your medical provider. The hormones in the pellet will be steadily released into your body over the course of a few months. How long the pellet works, depends on you how fast your body metabolized the hormone. This process’s speed is related to many different factors including how much you stress or exercise.
Once your pellet has worn off, your medical provider will usually recommend maintenance tests and pellets.
Your body’s hormone production isn’t stagnant, that’s why it’s vital to test your hormones regularly to see whether your provider should up or lower the dosage of a specific hormone in your next pellet insertion.
No, just like any hormone therapy, it’s important to ensure that you require a supplement of specific hormones to restore the balance of your hormones in order for it to improve your wellbeing. An excess of a particular hormone can be harmful to your health and have serious side-effects. Besides, not having a deficiency in some hormones, particular health conditions can disqualify certain patients from BHRT as well.
Your medical provider can prescribe daily pills, daily or twice-daily creams, injections or pellets.
While pills require daily action by the patient and creams or gels can easily transfer to other members of the family, injections and pellets often offer more sustainable solutions, particularly because they can be tailored to the unique hormone needs of each patient. Additionally, these treatments require monthly, or even 6-monthly, maintenance rather than daily maintenance.
At Pride, we prefer Pellet Therapy, because Injections often create a “rollercoaster” effect with a higher risk of adverse effects.
BioTe offers pellets that leverage plant-based compounds to bio-identically replicate the hormone that is naturally found in the human body.
It usually lasts between 4 and 6 months, depending on your unique lifestyle
BioTE is a well-studied brand and Pellet Therapy offers a steadier supplement of hormones than pills or creams. Additionally, the pellet therapy process has little downtime.
It’s important to consult your medical provider on the potential side-effects for you. Everyone has a different risks and side-effects considering every body has a unique hormone profile.
However, symptoms may include fluid retention, testicular atrophy, low sperm count, mood swings or irritability, breast tenderness and nipple sensitivity, uterine spotting, breakouts on your face or pellet extrusion.
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