Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Women possess a delicate dance of hormones including testosterone, estradiol, and progesterone. Many things can trigger a disruption in this dance including poor diet, lack of exercise and stress levels. Over time hormone levels take a plunge, triggering the onset of menopause. Unhealthy habits can muddy the midlife picture by speeding the pace of hormonal decline and premature aging. In addition to common symptoms like fatigue, confusion, sleep dysfunction and weight gain, when a woman’s hormones are imbalanced, she may also experience:
- Heavy, irregular, or painful periods
- Decreased Bone Mineral Density, ie Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Breast tenderness
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Low libido
What causes hormone imbalance in women?
Natural changes, such as in puberty, menopause and perimenopause
Toxins such as medications or abused drugs
Poor eating habits, diet high in sugar and processed foods
Stress, depression and/or anxiety
Conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
When a Hormone Imbalance Impacts Your Sexual Health
A hormone imbalance can impact your life in many areas, including intimate moments. If your symptoms are impacting your sexual health, be sure to ask about the other treatments we offer for women including the O-Shot® and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation with Femme 360.
The BioTE method is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in pellet form. In both men and women, certain hormone levels naturally decline as we age, creating an imbalance. When you are suffering from a hormonal imbalance you may notice any one of the symptoms mentioned above but there are also gender specific symptoms to keep in mind.
My doctor says my labs are normal. Can you still help?
Possibly. Many traditional doctors will overlook the signs and symptoms of a hormone imbalance when your labs come back “normal”. That’s where we can come in. When you come to PAS interested in Hormone Replacement Therapy, we will start by running our own tests. From there, we will evaulate the results and determine if we can help you optimize your hormones.
Is BioTE covered by my insurance?
Physician’s Ageless Solutions does not accept health insurance of any type and assumes no responsibility in ensuring insurance coverage of any treatment or service rendered. Should you wish to investigate your own insurance coverage, PAS may provide the medical records necessary upon request. Payment is due in full at time of service and includes cash, credit card, debit card or CareCredit. A valid photo ID must be present at the time of purchase.
How are the pellets taken?
The pellets are not taken orally. They are implanted in your body. After your consultation and blood work, you’ll come back to PAS for your pellet insertion. During that visit, we will numb the area near your upper buttocks and make a small incision. The pellet is inserted into the incision and covered with a small bandage. The pellet will absorb into your body, the incision will heal and signs of the treatment will disappear on their own.
To learn more about post-insertion care, click here.
How often do I need to come in after my initial visit?
Each person’s needs will vary and we will determine how many you’ll need at your consultation but in general most people need to come 2 to 4 times per year. In general, a female will want to return for treatment every 3-4 months. The rate of your body’s absorption is unique to you, and depends on several factors, including your cardiac output.
Do I have to do anything in between treatments?
No, we just ask that you take note of symptoms, should you have them, to discuss on your next visit. Remember to complete any necessary blood work before your next treatment.
How soon will I notice an improvement?
Some patients feel results in as little as 1-2 weeks, while others need up to 6 months for their hormones to optimize. The great news is, the overwhelming feedback from patients is once their hormones do begin to optimize, the effects can be life-changing, and patients become very aware of when hormone levels are dropping, and in need of treatment. Often patients- or their loved ones!- can sense these changes over the course of just a few days! We all differ as individuals regarding our personal lifestyle, health status, exercise routine, comorbidities, and more. As such, each individual will experience improvement in their symptoms on their “own” timeline.