BioTE® THERAPY PROVIDES BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE SUBCUTANEOUS PELLET THERAPY TO HELP BALANCE HORMONES IN WOMEN & MEN
Age Healthier, Live Happier
Your hormones are one of the most important regulatory systems in your body. They are messengers, designed to target cells and organs and provoke a change or result. As we age, hormone production changes and hormonal imbalance can occur. Unbalanced hormones can have a variety of side effects and symptoms. Dr. Lotze offers BioTE® therapy from his office in Houston and The Woodlands.
BioTE® FOR WOMEN
Hormone Imbalance in Women
Many women will experience a hormone imbalance and not even realize it. Symptoms can range from subtle to debilitating and are often masked by medications that are prescribed for anxiety, depression, insomnia, weight gain, and more.
For women, having one’s hormones checked regularly will reveal whether hormones are optimized and help avoid hormonal imbalance in a woman’s endocrine system. The good news is that BioTE® Medical’s method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may help balance female hormones. Learn more about female hormones and the signs of hormonal imbalance by contacting our office for an appointment with Dr. Peter Lotze or Alice Hollaway, NP.
What Causes a Hormone Imbalance in Women?
Hormone imbalance in women can occur as part of the natural aging process and may reflect genetic predispositions for certain conditions. However, hormone balance is affected by the food we eat, exercising and the amount of stress we experience.
What is the Endocrine System?
The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and disseminate hormones throughout the body. A woman’s hormones do a lot more than just regulate mood and sexuality—they can determine whether an individual will be at risk for elevated blood sugar, decreased bone density, and thyroid problems.
When a hormonal imbalance in a woman’s endocrine system occurs, it can cause a variety of problems.
What Conditions Can Hormone Imbalance Cause?
When a female has a hormone imbalance in their endocrine system, they can develop symptoms that range from subtle to debilitating. This means that there is either too much or too little of a woman’s hormones being produced somewhere within the endocrine system. Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance in women include heavy, irregular, or uncomfortable periods, decreased bone density, hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, breast tenderness, indigestion, and constipation or diarrhea.
What Female Hormone Imbalance Therapies Exist?
There are three paths when choosing a course of medical treatment for hormone imbalance in women. The first is doing nothing to optimize hormones and hoping that the patient will feel better. The second is the conventional medicine route and being suggesting treatment options that mask a woman’s symptoms. The third is to consider optimizing hormones with a certified BioTE® provider. Patients report that one of the most effective methods of regaining hormonal balance they have tried is through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets. Pellets can be inserted in a few minutes. Within four to six weeks after a pellet insertion, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) begins to work. The pellets supply bioidentical hormones that match those produced by the body and last three to six months.
BioTE® for Men
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
There are many benefits to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for men. Learn how to find out if your hormones are balanced and how BioTE® Medical’s method of hormone replacement therapy for men may help.
What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men?
Low levels of testosterone in men is much more than just low sex drive or sexual dysfunction (ED). Symptoms consistent with low testosterone are:
- Low sex drive
- Sexual dysfunction (ED)
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Lower mental capacity
- Brain Fog
Studies have shown there are some disease states/conditions that are consistent with low levels of testosterone which include:
- Cardio vascular disease
- Alcohol use
- High cholesterol
What Is Male BHRT?
Hormone therapy for men has been a common practice to cope with symptoms of aging for decades. Male bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may help men feel like themselves again. It may also help men who have always suffered from unbalanced hormones feel like themselves for the first time. Male hormone replacement may also be able to lower the severity of ailments not directly associated with reproductive symptoms. BioTE® Medical has helped many patients with our unique approach to hormone therapy for men using pellet hormone therapy.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are identical to those present in the human body, and closely resemble the molecular structure of human hormones.
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men?
Hormone therapy for men can take the form of patches, creams, pills, or pellets, all containing testosterone. The BioTE® method of bioidentical hormone replacement for men uses pellets and may be able to help with many different symptoms commonly associated with hormonal imbalance.
When Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Men Most Beneficial?
Bioidentical hormone replacement for men may help any man whose hormones are out of balance. Hormone imbalance frequently occurs as we age. However, there are instances like hypogonadism that can occur at any age.
What Are Male BHRT Pellets?
Pellets used for male BHRT are custom-compounded hormones. Certified BioTE® providers use high-quality and reliable outsourcing facilities. In an in-office appointment, these pellets are inserted subcutaneously in a patient’s upper buttocks. Within two to four weeks after a pellet insertion, the hormone therapy for men may begin to alleviate unwanted symptoms.
WHO IS BioTE® MEDICAL?
BioTE® Medical provides training on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for medical providers across the U.S., and internationally, so they can help their patients feel their best at any age. Our thousands of certified BioTE® providers nationwide are available to help patients age healthier, live happier, and feel our best using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
More about BioTE® therapy in Houston
What is BHRT?
BHRT stands for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. What does that mean? Bio-identical refers to how molecularly similar the supplemental hormone is to the human hormone. Other supplemental hormones such as the ones administered by conventional physicians are not bio-identical. Bio-identicals are derived from plants while synthetic hormones are derived from animals. Hormone replacement therapy is the purpose of the bio-identical hormones. People who lack certain hormones or who have too much of a certain hormone may benefit from BHRT.
What are BHRT pellets?
BHRT pellets are subcutaneous implants that are inserted into the hip area. They are made of custom compounded hormones and natural binders to hold them together. The hormones are compounded in one of two pharmacies in the United States that are licensed FDA outsourcing centers and are held to strict standards. Every batch of hormones is tested for consistency, purity and comes with our guarantee that our patients are being provided the best possible therapy to help their healing.
What is the BHRT pellet insertion process like?
The BHRT pellet insertion process is straightforward, fast, and simple. First schedule a new patient consult to test your current hormone levels. Based on your comprehensive consultation and thorough blood work panel, we will determine if you are a candidate for BioTE® pellet therapy. Then a quick follow-up appointment will be scheduled for your unique pellet therapy insertion.
What are the drawbacks of pellet therapy?
Pellet therapy may not be covered by your insurance provider. However, pellet therapy, especially when compared to the cost of treatment for the myriad conditions it lessens and prevents, is very cost effective as well as natural.
What hormones are optimized by Bio-identical Pellets?
Hormones are responsible for beginning and ending most processes within the body. They are a particular kind of molecule called a signaling molecule produced within the body to regulate physiology. Every hormone plays complicated roles within the body, but to simplify them: there are sex hormones, immune hormones, sleep hormones, stress hormones, growth hormones, cardiac associated hormones, digestive hormones, and Vitamin D (Yes, this is a hormone!). Sex hormones include testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. This is not a complete or comprehensive list of hormones and their functions.
Where do hormones come from?
Hormones are made by glands that belong to the endocrine system in the human body. The main glands are the hypothalamus, the thyroid, the thymus, the pancreas, the adrenals, the pituitary gland, the pineal gland, the ovaries and the testes.
How can I get started with pellet therapy?
Take our hormone imbalance quiz at the top of the page and contact Peter M. Lotze MD today to begin changing your life.