BHRT – Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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As we age and our glands lose their vitality, our hormones fade, become imbalanced, and wreak havoc on our ability to function, feel good, and thrive.

Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is extremely effective.

Unfortunately, hormones have something to do with just about everything…

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy administered by “Pelletting” (usually in the Buttocks), wherein small hormone pellets the size of a grain of rice are inserted under the skin is extremely effective.

There is no reason that even in your 60s, 70s and 80s, you shouldn’t enjoy the vitality produced by “hormone optimization”, bringing you back to levels you had when you were 35 years young.
Dr. Pien performing the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy procedure. Small pellets are inserted into the fatty tissue of the buttocks.

Men : Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone and Hormonal Imbalance

Low sex drive isn’t the only symptom of low testosterone in men. Most major bodily processes are also regulated by hormones. Hormonal imbalance and low testosterone can cause a whole host of symptoms including:

  • Low Sex Drive
  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fog
  • Decreased Bone Mass
  • Loss of Muscle Mass
  • Increased Body Fat (especially in the waist area)
  • Mood Changes
  • Low Mood
  • Irritability
  • Anxiousness
  • Stress
  • Elevated Blood Sugar
  • High cholesterol

Women: Signs And Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones play an essential role in the body. When there is too much or too little of a hormone in the blood stream this causes hormonal imbalance. Even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause unwanted symptoms in the body. Women experiencing hormonal imbalance can experience many different symptoms including:

  • Hot Flashes or Flushes
  • Night Sweats
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Weight Gain
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased Sex Drive
  • Discomfort During Intercourse
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Anxiousness
  • Low Mood

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can provide relief from the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions.

Physical Benefits of BHRT

Dr. Pien performing the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy procedure. Small pellets are inserted into the fatty tissue of the buttocks.
Restoring hormones to optimal levels relieves the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. This allows patients to return to a normal, active, health and joy filled life.

Physical Benefits of BHRT for Men

Every individual will experience different benefits based on their individual needs. The most commonly reported physical benefits of testosterone treatments by men include:

  • Increased Sex Drive
  • Increased Lean Muscle Mass
  • Increased Bone Strength
  • Thicker Hair
  • Improved Focus
  • Improved Memory
  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Stamina
  • Improved Mood

Physical Benefits of BHRT for Women

Hormornal imbalance in women can cause heavy, irregular, or uncomfortable periods, hot flashes, night sweats, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea. Many studies have shownand many patients report, that hormone replacement therapy provides relief from these symptoms by treating the root cause.

  • Patients also report many other benefits including:
  • Improved Brain Function
  • Better Mood
  • Thicker Hair
  • More Restful Sleep
  • Improved Muscle Function
  • Higher Bone Density

Mental Benefits of BHRT

Dr. Pien performing the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy procedure. Small pellets are inserted into the fatty tissue of the buttocks.

Mental Benefits of BHRT for Women

Research has shown that for postmenopausal women,  hormone replacement therapy had a beneficial effect on cognitive function. Returning hormones to optimal levels also reduce low mood and mood swings.

Mental Benefits of BHRT for Men

Research has also shown that for men, returning their testosterone to optimal levels improved their mental capacity and significantly reduced brain fog.
Many mental symptoms of hormonal imbalance can also be reduced with hormone replacement therapy.

Emotional Benefits of BHRT

Emotional Benefits of BHRT For Women

Estrogen is closely linked to a women’s emotional well-being and is also linked to mood disruptions that only occur in women, such as premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and postpartum low mood.

An important part of a woman’s overall health is keeping estrogen levels in check. Returning estrogen levels to their normal state can help stabilize mood.

Emotional Benefits of BHRT For Men

Low testosterone levels in Men can cause mood changes, irritability, and stress.
There are many positive emotional changes that occur with hormone replacement therapy.

Returning testosterone to its ideal level can significantly reduce these symptoms by treating them at their source.

Some of the emotional symptoms of a hormonal imbalance that hormone replacement therapy can relieve include low mood, irritability, stress, and anxiousness.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy FAQs

Q. How do I get started with BHRT?

A. First, you will need to have a consultation with our doctor and have current hormone levels tested. The Biote Method determines candidacy based on a thorough consultation and substantial lab work. You will be scheduled for a follow-up appointment to go over your results. aIf you are a candidate, we can schedule the “pelleting that day..

A. The purpose of hormone optimization therapy is to improve a patients’ sense of well-being. This could mean returning to the vitality they formerly knew, or it could mean finding a higher level of vitality a patient has never felt before. In addition to making you feel better, regulating male hormones may also minimize your risk of some hormone-related issues.

A. Before considering you for BHRT extensive lab work will be required. We will discuss your results with you prior to moving forward with the pellet therapy.

A. No, you do not need to fast prior to your procedure.

A. First, the upper buttocks will be numbed. This is where the pellets will be inserted. A small incision is then made for the pellet insertion. Once the pellets have been inserted, the small incision is then covered with a small bandage.

A. No. The incision is so small that sutures are not needed.

A. The pellets are completely dissolved and absorbed by the body.

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Everything on our website comes from from reputable publications, books and scientific journals, most of which are available on PubMed and other government websites. These include Meta-Analysis’, Randomized Controlled Trials, Clinical Trials, Systematic Reviews, Books and Documents. We encourage you to read the science, in order to separate fact from fiction, so that you can arrive at a full understanding of what is best for your body. We would be honored to be a part of that educational journey with you.

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