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Hormone Pellet Therapy Benefits

Relieve Your Menopause Symptoms with BioTE®

No matter how diligent we are about eating wholesome foods, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, and practicing other healthy day-to-day living habits, a woman’s physical well-being will inevitably be compromised by menopause. The age-related decline of fertility affects all women differently, but the three-stage transition of menopause typically causes a wide variety of discomforting symptoms, including:

  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Vaginal discomfort and dryness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Decreased libido
  • Urinary problems
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Decrease in bone density
  • Loss of concentration
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning skin
  • Brittle hair
  • Hair loss
  • Emotional distress

Because many of these symptoms are induced by a decline in the production of hormones responsible for regulating fertility and the menstrual cycle, some relief can be delivered by hormone replacement therapy. As an internal medicine specialist who treats her Naples, Florida-area patients with a holistic approach, Dr. Diane Brzezinski, D.O., relies on hormone therapy to help ease her patients through the stages of menopause. More specifically, Dr. B addresses her patient’s menopause symptoms with BioTE®’s bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy (BHRT), an all-natural formulation that releases needed hormones into the body as needed.

What is BioTE®’s Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy helps restore hormone imbalances caused by menopause and aging. Age-related declines in estrogen and testosterone causes hormonal imbalances that can disrupt normal bodily functions and cause various symptoms that can affect daily living. BHRT helps correct this imbalance and ease related symptoms.

Unlike most hormone replacement therapies, BioTE® uses all-natural “bioidentical” hormones derived from plant sources. BioTE®’s hormones closely replicate the molecular structure of the natural hormones we produce, allowing for more efficient absorption and utilization than offered by synthetic hormones. BioTE®’s BHRT is formulated as pellets, inserted under the skin to deliver a steady absorption of hormones to maintain consistent levels. Oral and transdermal hormone delivery often causes fluctuations in energy and mood because they cannot maintain consistent hormone levels.

What Menopause Symptoms Does BioTE®’s BHRT Address?

BioTE® provider, Dr. B, explains that BHRT can restore the hormone balance in women during all three stages of menopause. During perimenopause, BHRT can help restore the libido and control mood swings. It can also help prevent the hair from becoming brittle, thinning skin, and decreases in bone density. During menopause, BHRT may be able to help reduce insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and depression. It can also help with headaches, loss of concentration, hair loss, weight gain, and other symptoms. BHRT’s benefits continue when used for postmenopause.

How Does the BHRT Process Work?

Undergoing BHRT is easy and can be performed by a certified BioTE® provider, such as Dr. B. A physical exam and hormone-level testing are used to determine the viability of BHRT for the patient and the proper hormone formulation in the pellet. Smaller than a grain of rice, the pellet is inserted via incision into fatty tissue under the skin of the upper buttocks. The incision is so mild that the insertion site only requires bandaging.

After insertion, the pellet slowly dissolves as the body absorbs the hormones as needed for a period of three to six months. Dr. B will likely combine other treatment options with the BHRT based on her holistic approach to treating the whole patient rather than just symptoms.

Consult with Dr. B to Learn More

If you would like to learn more about BioTE®’s BHRT and Dr. B’s holistic approach for treating her patients for menopausal symptoms, you can contact her Naples-based internal medicine practice today through our easy online form, or by calling (239) 261-9990.

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