The endocrine system produces a variety of hormones that are involved in bodily functions. We often think only of the sex hormones, estrogen and testosterone. There are others, and they are vital to everything from sexual development and reproductive health to our metabolism and mood. There are a few times in life when hormone production is naturally imbalanced. First, during adolescence, when sex hormones are gaining regulation. The second instance of hormone imbalance occurs sometime during mid-life.
Through research, we have become aware of the value of hormonal balance. When there is too much of one and not enough of another, several symptoms may occur. These include low libido, anxiety, depression, insomnia, aging skin, lack of energy, and more. It used to be that hormone replacement therapy was prescribed to women who had stopped menstruating. Now, we have the option of bioidentical hormone therapy, which is popular among men and women experiencing the early changes of hormonal imbalance. In our Houston office, we administer BioTE bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. Reasons to consider this approach to health and wellness include:
YOU WANT TO SUPPORT HORMONAL HEALTH NATURALLY
There is a variety of hormone therapy available, including pills, gels, patches, and more. Many of the products and prescriptions that are used are made of synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones may mimic those produced in the body in some pathways, but they are not a molecular match. Bioidentical hormones are exact replicas of the hormones the body makes naturally. It is believed that because bioidentical hormones mimic endogenous hormones, there may be less risk of unwanted side effects.
YOU WANT TO FEEL BETTER
Menopause is not the beginning, nor is it the end of hormonal health. Men also experience changing hormones and the consequences that go along with that. Peri-menopause and andropause (male decrease of testosterone) cause people to just not feel like themselves anymore. Patients often complain of not sleeping well and not having any energy. They complain of mental fog and weight gain even though their diet hasn’t changed. Hormonal changes can also affect hair growth and bone health. If you wish to feel better, you may be an excellent candidate for BioTE bioidentical hormone pellets.
BioTE therapy is safe, effective, convenient, and consistent. There are no pills to take or creams to apply. The doctor inserts pellets into the layer of subcutaneous fat, where the body uses what it needs day by day. This way, consistent balance is achieved without having to think about anything other than how good you feel.