BioTE: 5 Reasons to Consider Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy 

Apr 02, 2024
BioTE: 5 Reasons to Consider Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy 
Bioidentical hormone therapy supplements your body’s natural hormones to promote optimal wellness. Here, learn five ways BioTE®’s unique pellet system can help you be and feel your best.

Hormones play essential roles in our health, regulating everything from reproduction and digestion to body temperature and sleep. With so many functions, it’s easy to see how even a small imbalance in your hormone levels can significantly affect your wellness and life.

Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) supplements your body’s hormones with lab-created hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones that your body makes. Jeffrey Sherman, DC, NP, is a leading provider of patient-centered bio-identical hormone therapy using BioTE hormone pellets for precise dosing and optimal benefits. 

BioTE uses small, implantable pellets to release hormones over time at a precise rate. Here are five ways BioTE therapy at Prime Wellness could help you.

1. You are having menopause symptoms

There’s a reason menopause gets referred to as the change of life: Menopause marks the time when the childbearing years end. It’s also a time when levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone decline dramatically.

Lower levels of these hormones can lead to a host of unpleasant symptoms, like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep problems 
  • Weight gain
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood fluctuations and irritability

Menopause also increases the risk of osteoporosis or “porous bones,” a common cause of fractures, including debilitating hip and spine fractures.

BioTE pellets help replace the estrogen and progesterone your body is no longer producing, relieving symptoms and improving your overall quality of life.

2. You always feel tired

The United States is a nation of sleep-deprived people, and it’s true — stress and life worries can contribute. But if you find yourself feeling worn out, fatigued, and low on energy regularly, there’s a chance it could be a hormone-related problem.

Hormones play a role in helping you sleep and get good quality sleep, too. They also have an impact on your overall energy levels. Bioidentical hormone therapy helps improve sleep while boosting natural energy so you feel more awake and active.

3. You are gaining weight and losing strength

Hormones play an active role in metabolism — how your body converts food into energy. A decline in those hormones can make it harder to maintain a healthy weight while making weight gain easier. 

Lower levels of hormones can also lead to a loss of muscle mass while causing fat accumulation, particularly around your belly and midsection. In turn, loss of muscle mass can make it harder to stay physically active, leading to more weight gain and lower energy levels.

4. Your sexual desire is low

Even though they can affect a lot more than reproductive health and libido, testosterone and estrogen are primarily recognized for their roles in sexual health and libido. When these hormone levels dip — either with age or as a result of an underlying medical problem — your desire for sex dips, too.

At the same time, lower levels of these hormones can lead to physical symptoms that interfere with sex. For men, a decline in testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction, making it harder to gain and maintain an erection. For women, lower estrogen levels lead to vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex.

Bioidentical hormone therapy with BioTE helps all of these issues by restoring hormone levels and improving sexual desire and function for both women and men.

5. You have mood or memory issues

It’s true — your hormones affect brain health and function, too. When hormone levels are low or imbalanced, you can wind up with symptoms like poor memory, confusion, or problems focusing and concentrating — a condition sometimes referred to as “brain fog.”

Issues affecting your memory or concentration can also impact your ability to stay organized and on track. Not surprisingly, this effect can take a toll on your work and social life.

BioTE hormone therapy optimizes hormone levels that help manage brain health so you can prevent brain fog and its symptoms while supporting mental alertness and function.

Find out more about BioTE

Like any medical therapy, BioTE requires ongoing adjustments to keep on track for your needs. Our team develops a treatment regimen specifically for you so you can maximize the benefits of your treatment.

If you think you might be suffering from low hormone levels, we can help. To learn more, call 818-824-8629 or request an appointment online with the team at Prime Wellness in Woodland Hills, California, today.