Hormone deficiency can hit a man hard. As men age, their testosterone levels drop, and the drop really accelerates once a man turns 30. After 30, testosterone levels may drop from anywhere between three and 10 percent, year after year. And as everyone’s hormone levels are unique to the individual, this gradual loss in testosterone can produce symptoms right away, or may not produce symptoms until a man is well into his 40s or 50s. Whenever it shows up, it’s more than just a nuisance. Testosterone deficiency can cause debilitating physical and emotional symptoms, leading to pronounced disruption in home and professional life.
Why is BioTE a viable option for men?
It’s normal for men to lose some of their testosterone as they age, but for many men, this drop is accompanied by pronounced symptoms. Some of the most common complications of low testosterone include:
- Mood changes, especially in regards to increased irritability
- Reduced libido and poor sexual performance
- Decrease in bone mass
- Decrease in muscle mass and tone
- Increase in body fat, including gynecomastia (or enlarged breasts)
- Pronounced fatigue and low energy levels
- Hair loss, including body hair loss
- Problems with sleeping and changing sleep patterns
- Brain fog and memory dysfunction
Clearly, there are plenty of reasons to combat low testosterone levels. And BioTE is the best approach available. In the past, men relied on creams, patches and injections to boost their testosterone levels, but these imprecise methods of delivering hormones often cause as many problems as they solve.
BioTE works by delivering small amounts of hormone directly to the bloodstream. How is BioTE so precise? Because instead of flooding the body with synthetic hormones, BioTE utilizes tiny pellets, each smaller than a grain of rice, that are implanted just below the skin. Once implanted, they aren’t noticeable and they don’t cause any pain. Over several months (3-5, depending on the patient), the pellet will slowly dissolve, releasing testosterone. By the time the treatment run ends, the pellet will have completely dissolved, so nothing has to be removed to accommodate the next round of treatment.
Physicians certified in BioTE treatment will monitor their patients to determine when their testosterone levels have dropped to low levels again. With close monitoring, patients and their physicians can find the perfect balance of testosterone after just a few months. This stands in stark contrast to other forms of treatment, where it is typical for patients to have to deal with unpredictable hormonal levels. Given the precision of BioTE pellets, it is possible to deliver a particular amount of testosterone with excellent reliability.
Replacing testosterone not only helps with the above symptoms, returning bone and muscle mass to a majority of patients, it can also safeguard against serious physical or mental diseases. Ideally, BioTE restores testosterone levels to where they were during youth. Doing so can protect the patient from conditions like diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and general mortality (Endocrinology, 2006).
And BioTE uses bioidentical hormones, not the synthetics that are found in the vast majority of creams, injections and patches. Bioidentical hormones are just that – identical to the testosterone that the body naturally produces. The research into synthetics has not proven their safety over the long term, and in fact suggests that they produce less efficacious outcomes in patients.
Reduced testosterone levels are a burden on the body and brain, but traditional methods of replacing the hormone have proven to be imprecise and unreliable. BioTE is a revolution in this regard, providing targeted levels of testosterone in a safe, convenient way.