Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Dallas - University Park, TX
The hormones in your body have many important jobs that keep you healthy. However, with age, your hormones may start to become imbalanced, causing a variety of unpleasant symptoms, like mood changes, weight gain, and health problems. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body. bioTe hormones in the pellets are exact replicas of what your body naturally produces. We use these bioidentical hormones to replace the hormones that have been lost. As a result, hormone levels will increase and symptoms will improve. Don’t put off feeling better any longer.
What is bioTE?
Bio-identical replacement therapy or natural hormone therapy is the practice of inserting hormones into the body that are identical to the ones we already have. Your hormones control many different functions, including digestion, appetite, mood, libido, and your immune system. Therefore, when your hormones are imbalanced, it can lead to a variety of health concerns. This is why individuals turn to hormone therapy to restore the body to optimal health and function.
Signs of Hormone Imbalances
Hormone imbalances are common in both men and women, especially as they get older. A hormone imbalance can cause depression, low sex drive, weight gain, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, and trouble concentrating or remembering (brain fog). In men, a hormone imbalance can cause erectile dysfunction (ED) and certain health issues (diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol). In women, hormone imbalances can cause hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms of menopause.
Common Effects of Low Hormones:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of interest in sex
- Pain during sex
- Problems sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Loss of muscle mass
- Weight gain
- Foggy thinking
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
Blood work will be needed to determine your initial hormone levels and dosing. Once your bioTE pellets are made, Lori Spors, NP will insert the pellets with local anesthesia through a small incision in your hip. After the bioTE pellets are inserted, you should not exercise or soak in water (baths, hot tubs, pools) for at least three days to keep the bandages clean and dry. You may experience some bruising, swelling, redness, or bleeding at the insertion site for 2 – 3 weeks. Please report any concerns or signs of an infection to our office immediately. After your pellets have been placed, blood work will be done again around 4 – 8 weeks to monitor your progress and determine if your dosing should be changed. For most patients, new pellets are needed to be inserted every 3 – 6 months to sustain their results.
What To Expect
In the first month after your bioTE pellets are placed, you may experience side effects as your body adjusts. Some of the most common are fluid retention (bloating), swelling in your hands and feet, mood swings or irritability, acne, as well as hair loss on your head and hair growth on your body. In female patients, you may also have spotting. Adjusting your dosage during the first few months is normal, so be sure to let our nurse know of any side effects that occur.
Traditional hormone therapy (HRT) vs. bio-identical (BHRT)?
Simply put, bio-identical hormones are chemically identical to the ones our bodies produce naturally and are made from plant estrogens. The hormones that are used in traditional replacement therapy are made from animal urine and other synthetic hormones. BHRT is considered to be more natural.
How often should I receive treatments?
The frequency of your treatment is dependent on your condition and specific needs. Our nurse will review your bloodwork and help
Determine the frequency of your pelleting treatments.
Balance Your Hormone
If you have symptoms of a hormone imbalance, schedule a consultation to learn more about bioTE hormone replacement therapy.
Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
*To Schedule a Complimentary Consult to see if bioTE hormone therapy is a good fit for you, please call (972) 803-4432.