Do you struggle with low energy, weight gain, forgetfulness, or low sex drive? If you’re in your mid-30s, 40s, or older with any or all of these symptoms, you’re not alone. As we age, our hormone levels start decreasing, resulting in an imbalance that can cause fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, and a host of other symptoms that we often associate with getting older.
Traditional medicine focuses on treating these symptoms, but sometimes at the risk of other complications or providing only temporary relief. Here at IVme Wellness + Performance, we’re helping our patients take charge of their health and restore their youthful lifestyle with access to the best of advanced medicine. Our top patient-recommended treatment is BioTE pellet therapy. BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), gets your hormones back in balance, restores your youthful energy, and helps you return to an active, healthy lifestyle.
What happens to our body with a decrease in hormone levels?
Your hormones are one of the most important regulatory systems embedded in your body. They act as messengers, designed to interact with specific 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 including:
- In Men: Low sex drive, erectile dysfunction (ED), chronic fatigue, loss of muscle mass, increased body fat (especially in the waist area), decreased bone mass, mood changes, lower mental capacity, depression, irritability, brain fog. Also, studies have shown there are some conditions that are consistent with low levels of testosterone including: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, stress, anxiety, alcohol use, and high cholesterol
- In Women: Fatigue, night sweats, hot flashes, decreased sex drive, weight gain, decreased muscle mass and tone, insomnia, irritability, anxiety, depression, and cold hands and feet
(Source: BioTE Medical website)
What is BHRT pellet therapy?
BHRT stands for Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, which refers to how molecularly similar the supplemental hormone is to the human hormone. Bio-identical hormones are derived from plants while synthetic hormones are chemically created in the lab using a variety of sources, including animals. It is said that bio-identical hormones work better with the natural chemistry of the body because they most closely replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that naturally occur within the body. BHRT pellets are subcutaneous implants that are inserted into the hip area. (Source: BioTE Medical website) The insertion process is simple, straight-forward, and completed by our BioTE-certified medical staff in our medical wellness centers. Pellets have become a preferred form of administration because they avoid the rollercoaster affect sometimes experienced with pills, creams, and shots. BioTE pellets are effective for about three to six months, depending upon your age, weight, gender and level of deficiency. While treating you with BHRT, we will monitor your symptoms and hormone levels to determine if and when it’s time to repellet. Most patients will repellet about two to four times per year to maintain optimal hormone levels.
Is BioTE right for me?
Our team at IVme Wellness + Performance is trained to look at all of your symptoms, vitals, medical history, and bloodwork to develop an individualized plan that’s right for you. Whether or not BioTE is part of your custom health plan will depend upon the results of your labdraw along with your symptoms and medical history. That is the first step, to schedule your labwork at IVme Wellness + Performance. After assessing your results, we will schedule a consultation walk you through the results and recommend the course of action that’s right for you.
If you’re struggling with any of the symptoms listed above, call us to schedule your BioTE® labdraw. We look forward to helping you look and feel you best.