BioTE™ Hormone Pellet Therapy
Pellet Therapy for Women
Ask any woman how much fun it is to go through the aging process and you are likely to receive a “funny” look (and by “funny” we mean “not so nice). There is nothing especially enjoyable about the symptoms that arise as estrogen is on the decline. And once menstruation has stopped for good and menopause settles in like an unwanted houseguest, symptoms that were once nagging become full-fledged pests. Among those not-so-enjoyable symptoms are:
• Mood swings
• Memory lapses
• Loss of bone density
• Low stamina
• Loss of skin elasticity
• Lower immunities
• Joint paint
• Vaginal dryness
• Hot flashes
• Night sweats
• Weight gain
• Lack of sex drive
• Muscle loss
No matter how fabulous a woman is, no matter how incredible she looks, how talented she continues to be, these symptoms are a thorn in her side. They are a nuisance in a life that should be filled with joy and excitement.
While a handful of women seem to breeze through menopause, most experience at least some side-effects. Many of these side-effects can feel debilitating, life-altering even. Thanks to leaps in medical science and how much more physicians understand about the correlation between menopause and hormones, help is available. This is not the help that was available to our mothers and grandmothers, but ground-breaking, state-of-the-art Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
Here at Fort Collins Medical Weight Loss we offer a solution in pellet form. Our BHRT uses the hormones your body craves – estrogen, progesterone and testosterone – that are derived from natural plant sources. Through the BioTE process we inject the hormone pellets subcutaneously (under the skin) in order to help eliminate or lessen those nasty symptoms associated with menopause.
While you may be familiar with other methods of BHRT delivery, such as pills, creams or patches, we have found that placing a pellet under the skin is a far more effective way of combating the issues that plague our patients.
Pills, creams and patches were quite helpful, but women were often frustrated by the “ups and downs” associated with irregular dosing. Our experience with Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy is that women enjoy a much steadier dose of hormones, released in regular intervals. Because pellets do not depend upon the user remembering to take a pill or change a patch, the therapy is mistake-proof.
A great thing about living in the 21st century is that we do not have to accept hormonal imbalances as the norm, something women just have to live through. We actually have the tools in place to help women feel their best, whether or not they are in menopause.
Call us if you are ready to live a life with more energy, greater stamina, less moodiness, and your old libido back. We’re here to help YOU feel like YOU again!
Frequently Asked Questions
How is pellet therapy different?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has changed the lives of countless people, helping them to feel like themselves again. What sets pellet therapy apart is the way is takes the “roller coaster” effect out of hormone replacement. When it is left up to normal humans (like all of us) to remember to take a pill at a certain time each day, apply a cream, or replace a hormone patch, mistakes are bound to happen. There are going to be times when there is a surge of hormones coursing through the body and times when there is barely enough to make a difference.
Our pellets are placed under your skin so that they can consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones. It is steady and dependable. BioTE Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only method of BHRT that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to 4-6 months. Because BioTE is completely natural, it is ideal for patients who need help, but want to avoid the drawbacks associated with synthetic hormones.
What are in the pellets?
Our pellets contain a natural plant source of both estrogen and testosterone. Smaller than a grain of rice, they are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and closely mimic the actions of healthy, vital ovaries and testicles.
Where is the procedure performed?
Hormone pellet implantation is easily performed in our office.
How does pellet therapy compare to old-school hormone replacement therapy?
Studies comparing pellet therapy to conventional hormone replacement therapy have found our pellets to be an effective treatment for all those symptoms that plague you. Our patients report improvement in the following areas:
• Better sleep
• Improved libido
• Relief of depression
• Less anxiety
• Less irritability
• Less mood swings
• More energy
• Less hot flashes
• Improved muscle tone
• Help with vaginal dryness
• Less incontinence and urinary urgency
What if my primary care physician is not on board?
There is a very good chance that your primary care physician is not an expert in BHRT. In fact, it would be unusual if he were. While there are hundreds of studies available supporting the safety and efficacy of BHRT delivered by pellet implants, most busy practitioners either do not know where to find them or simply do not have the time to fully research the matter.
Is BioTE safe?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been studied for more than 80 years and is used safely on five continents. In the end though, it is all about you making the best informed decision for yourself. Take advantage of the myriad of data that has been developed since 1939, or come in and ask us about any specific safety-related questions you may have.
BioTE is a Multiple Services Organization (MSO), committed to excellence in educating physicians and patients about Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, BioTE consists of hundreds of medical practitioners from around the U.S. These doctors strive to provide their patients with the most comprehensive, up-to-date therapies, each designed to take the sting out of aging-related issues.
Founded by physicians, BioTE is guided by its passion for teaching patients how hormone balance through BioTE can help them lead healthier, more vibrant lives. Certified BioTE practitioners and partners are trained to provide diagnoses and treatment plans for patients who simply want to be their very best, physically and emotionally.
The BioTE Medical Advisory Board consists of some of the nation’s most talented physicians; practitioners who have dedicated themselves to helping their patients age with grace. The following are the men and women who make up the BioTE Medical Advisory Board:
• Dr. Gary S. Donovitz, a board certified fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Dr. Neal Rouzier, a pioneer in the bioidentical hormone replacement field, he has dedicated his career to uncovering the medical literature that supports safe and effective protocols for personalized patient care
• Dr. Derrick DeSilva, a practicing internist who also serves on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ
• Dr. G. DeAn Strobel, a dedicated physician who strives to provide patients with the empowerment they need to be their best — physically, mentally and emotionally
• Dr. Steven Komadina, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has treated patients with hormone replacement therapy for over four decades, changing methodology as science has evolved
• Dr. Noel R. Williams, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Oklahoma City, Dr. Williams has dedicated himself to helping patients live the strongest, healthiest life possible
• Dr. Cory Rice, completed medical school at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and helps his patients find the individualized programs that work for them
• Marcy Henson, MS, RN, FNP-C, a nurse practitioner with a passion for helping her patients regain their health and stamina
Goals of BioTe Medical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Hormones are wonderful, powerful chemical messengers. They orchestrate many of your body’s functions, determine how your organs operate, and help regenerate injuries. The smallest fluctuation in hormone levels though can send you reeling, disrupting your life until you no longer recognize yourself.
Ask any endocrinologist and she will likely tell you that hormonal balance equates health. The hormone fluctuations that accompany menopause and andropause (male menopause) are not for sissies. These are some of the signs that your hormone levels may be on the decline:
• Memory loss
• Low libido
• Muscle loss
• Mood swings
• Trouble sleeping
• Lack of concentration
• Hot flashes
Study after study has also shown a relationship between hormone loss and an increased risk for having a stroke, developing cancer, osteoporosis, and thyroid malfunction.
The fact of the matter is, there is no reason to suffer these symptoms! BioTe™ Medical exists for the sole purpose of providing our patients the relief they seek. The goal of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is to help you regain the vigor and vitality you once had. Essentially, we want you to feel like an older, wiser, better version of yourself!
Call our office for an appointment today. We can get you started on the road back to you!