Hormone replacement therapy has long been considered a standard approach for women suffering from premenopausal and menopausal symptoms. And those symptoms can be a major source of frustration and discomfort. Hot flashes, irritability, fatigue, problems focusing, poor sleep and poor libido can make every day a chore. Fortunately, there is plenty of evidence to show that hormone replacement can reduce, and even eliminate, these symptoms. Doing so, though, requires precise control over the replacement of estrogen and testosterone. Too little, and menopausal symptoms will persist. Too much, and undesirable side effects like facial hair growth may emerge. This precision is exactly why women should consider BioTE therapy.
BioTE in Women
Women require two primary hormones to correct the ravages of menopause and aging. Estrogen is the primary hormone for women, and governs many bodily functions. Testosterone, though typically associated with men, is also an important hormone in women and helps maintain physical and mental fitness. Boosting these two hormones is the goal of BioTE and other hormone replacement therapies, but BioTE does it better.
Although hormone therapy has been around for nearly a century, many patients are still prescribed patches, sprays or gels. Though they may seem convenient, oral and skin treatments often cause hormonal levels to spike and fall with little warning, leading to annoying side effects like worsening headaches. The metabolizing process through the skin or stomach is harder to control, so even with a knowledgeable doctor, the side effects are usually unavoidable.
BioTE consists of extremely small pellets made from bioidentical estrogen and testosterone. These pellets are implanted just beneath the skin, where they slowly dissolve over a period of three to four months. The pellet dissolves completely, so there is no need to remove it once treatment ends. This form of hormone replacement deposits the estrogen and testosterone directly into the bloodstream, so the physician doesn’t have to account for extra metabolizing processes that could throw off treatment.
Consider also that BioTE uses bioidentical hormones. This means that the estrogen and testosterone are exactly the same (at the molecular level) of the hormones that the body produces on its own. Patches, sprays and pills use synthetic hormones, including hormones taken from animal sources. There is concern among researchers that synthetic hormones may not behave the same as natural hormones. For example, synthetic hormones tend to bind to activation sites “tightly,” which means their effects are longer lived and slower to return to normal. This can make it even harder for a patient to control their treatment.
Benefits of BioTE
Replacing estrogen and testosterone can make life much better for patients, with a host of benefits both physical and emotional in nature. Some of those benefits include:
- Reduce fatigue and restore restful sleep
- Control hot flashes
- Reduce body fat
- Reduce headache occurrences and severity
- Control negative moods like irritability
- Reduce depression and anxiety
- Improve libido
- Increase muscle and bone mass
- Improve symptoms of osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Reduce likelihood of developing breast cancer, compared to other forms of hormone replacement
- Reduce likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease
That’s an impressive list of benefits for hormone replacement, and BioTE ensures it is done in a controllable, safe manner.
Menopause and aging bring with them plenty of frustrations and discomfort, but with BioTE, those issues can be rolled back and a healthy balance restored.