If you are suffering from the symptoms of a hormone imbalance, you may be wondering about the safest and most effective way to feel better. Hormone imbalances happen at any stage of life, and men are equally affected as women. Hormones regulate every function in your body, from weight management and metabolism to mood and libido. At Orange County Plastic Surgery, we offer Biote® hormone replacement therapy.
What Is Biote®?
Biote® is a bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that provides your body with the necessary hormones to restore balance. Hormone imbalances may occur during pregnancy or as a natural part of the aging process. Some people naturally have hormone imbalances. Whatever the root cause or nature of your hormone imbalance, Biote® can help.
Benefits Of Biote® Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Biote® pellets are tailored to correct your individual hormone imbalances. After you start using Biote®, your body gradually begins to rebalance, and you notice that you feel better physically, emotionally, and mentally.
How Is Biote® Different From Other Hormone Therapies?
Traditional hormone replacement therapies rely on synthetic hormones that are not closely matched to our natural hormones. This causes new symptoms to emerge, and many people feel worse than before they started using the hormones. Biote® bioidentical pellets are different because they are made with hormones that match the hormones that occur naturally in our bodies.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Biote®?
Anyone who is suffering from the effects of a hormone imbalance is a good candidate for Biote® therapy. Men and women tend to experience different symptoms when they have hormone imbalances.
For men who have hormone imbalances, Biote® helps with:
- Mood changes
- Brain fog
- Lost bone mass
- High blood sugar
- Fat gain
- High cholesterol
- Muscle loss
- Anxiety and stress
Some of the symptoms that are corrected with Biote® therapy for women include:
- Flushing and hot flashes
- Feeling tired
- Trouble sleeping and night sweats
- Gaining weight
- Low libido
- Mood changes
- Feeling anxious or irritable
How Do I Use Biote®?
Biote® comes in the form of pellets that are inserted under your skin. The pellets slowly release the right level of hormones into your body. This is a much better approach than providing your body with a quick burst of hormones.
The pellet insertion procedure involves making a small incision in your skin and inserting the pellet. The most common area that is used for hormone pellet placement is the upper part of the buttock. The incision is so small that it doesn’t need sutures. It is covered with a bandage, and it heals within one week.
As the Biote® pellet dissolves, hormones are released into your body. It can take up to six months for your hormones to balance. During that time, you notice a slow improvement in your symptoms. You need to keep using Biote® bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to maintain healthy hormone levels.
What Are The Side Effects Of Biote®?
As with any type of hormone replacement, there are risks associated with using Biote® hormone pellets, such as blood clots, heart disease, and breast cancer. These risks are also associated with traditional hormone replacement therapies. While using Biote®, be sure to see your regular physician as recommended and discuss any new symptoms or medical problems that arise.