As we age, a lot of changes occur within the body. This includes a shift in the balance of hormones, especially in women who are in perimenopause or menopause. When these changes occur, it can cause a variety of symptoms. This includes hot flashes, increased depression and anxiety, sexual changes, and even fatigue. To address these issues, rebalancing the hormones may be necessary. At Northwest Women’s Center of Houston, TX, we work with women everyday who want to combat the hormonal changes occurring as they age to feel and function at their best. This is often done with BioTe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What is BioTe hormone replacement therapy?
When changes in estrogen and testosterone begin to cause patients to feel different, it is time to speak to a doctor about rebalancing the hormones with hormone replacement therapy. What sets BioTe apart is that it uses bioidentical hormones that are released through a pellet inserted underneath the skin. This pellet allows the blood vessels in the area to extract the hormones from the pellets and into circulation in the bloodstream, balancing the hormone levels in a consistent and even dosing for up to five months. In doing this, it allows for treatment of the symptoms of hormone imbalances.
What can BioTe address?
Some of the problems associated with hormone imbalances include:
- Joint pain
- Hair thinning and loss
- Breast development (men)
- Difficulty sleeping/insomnia
- Low energy/fatigue
- Reduced mental acuity
- Mood swings
- Low or loss of libido
- Weight fluctuations
- Hot flashes
Are there increased risk of cancer?
Hormone therapy actually helps in reducing the risk of cancers, as well as osteoporosis, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s while improving overall quality of life. There is no increased risk of breast or uterine cancer with the BioTe pellet therapy. Because the hormones are not animal-derived or synthetic, there are no side effects reported while bringing the human body’s normal hormone levels into balance.
Learn more about BioTe today
Houston, TX women who are ready to learn more about balancing hormone levels for an improved lifestyle are encouraged to contact the Northwest Women’s Center today at (281) 444-3440. The office is located at 13215 Dotson Road, Suite #200 and accepts new patients.