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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

You might have decided that hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Like many of our neighbors in Tarzana and Hidden Hills, you don’t like the idea of putting too many chemicals into your body. You know that eating a lot of processed foods can make you feel off. This could lead you to worry about experiencing side effects from old-school prescription forms of hormones. If you wish there was a way to give your body hormones just like the ones it produces naturally, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be a viable solution for you.

The theory behind bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT): give your body hormones that are most similar to the hormones your own body produces. BHRT pellets are so much alike to the hormones your body produces on its own that your body can’t tell the difference. Unlike some natural hormone replacements, bioidentical hormones are sourced entirely from plants. Want to know whether BHRT is right for you? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot in Woodland Hills. Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping women live their best lives, and she can help you make this important decision.

Why Take Hormone Replacement Therapy

The main reason to take hormone therapy is to counteract some of the symptoms of menopause that can disrupt your life. This includes symptoms like:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sexual discomfort
  • Joint pain
  • Hair loss
  • Moodiness
  • Brain fog
  • Bone loss
  • Low energy
  • Weight gain

Although some women manage to adjust to menopause, others find that these symptoms are just too disruptive. They want to find a good way to deal with these symptoms that feels natural and right for their bodies.

Different Types of Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy can be provided in many different forms. The main types are testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormones. Most women are given combination therapy, which is a combination of estrogen, and/or progesterone. With age, and sometimes due to genetics, testosterone production declines. Both men and women can benefit from testosterone BHRT pellets.

No matter which hormones are recommended for replacement therapy, you can still receive these hormones from different sources.

Pharmaceutical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Pharmaceutical hormone therapy is the prescription you will get from most doctors for hormone replacement therapy. This is the type of hormone that is mass-produced in factories as a chemical medicine. Some people feel less comfortable about this type of hormone treatment these days.

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

In response to concerns about pharmaceutical hormone therapy, some people have turned to natural hormone therapy. This uses hormones sourced entirely from natural ingredients. However, not all-natural hormones are alike. These hormones, which can be sourced from animals, might not be like your body’s own naturally produced hormones. Sometimes this can lead to unpleasant side effects.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

BHRT is a type of natural hormone replacement therapy. It limits itself to hormones that are identical to your body’s naturally produced hormones. The hormones are so alike that your body can’t tell the difference. In addition, these hormones are sourced entirely from plants to reduce the risk of unpleasant side effects.

How We Deliver BHRT

BHRT is made entirely of natural ingredients, so it isn’t a single patented formula. Instead, we can offer you many different forms of BHRT to help you get the hormones your body needs in a way that fits best with your lifestyle and preferences.

We can deliver BHRT as a:

  • Cream
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Pellet

In all cases, the body absorbs the hormones naturally and easily. Most of these treatments you are likely familiar with, but pellet therapy is unique. It gives the benefits of BHRT in a very convenient way that’s easy to fit into your lifestyle.

BioTE® Pellet Therapy

Many forms of BHRT require that you add something else to your daily routines, such as a pill or a cream. But BioTE® can replace your body’s hormones all year long with just 2 to 4 treatments per year. Here’s how it works.

Finding the Right Hormone Balance

Part of the secret of BioTE® Pellet Therapy is that treatment is customized to every person. The process starts with a comprehensive consultation and examination. With a blood test, we can determine whether you are a good candidate for BHRT. Not only that, but we can figure out what is the right blend of hormones for your body.

Then we can insert the pellet at this appointment or a quick follow-up appointment.

What to Expect from BioTE® Pellet Therapy

The BioTE® Pellet is inserted in the upper part of the buttocks. The process is quick and causes little discomfort.

You may not notice the effects of the pellet immediately—hormone release is gradual, which is intentional and beneficial (more on this later). However, after about 4-6 weeks, you should see the impact of the treatment. Improvement should continue until about six months after the first pellet is inserted. The goal is to achieve a point where your body reaches a good equilibrium.

How many pellet treatments you will require depends on the number of hormones your body needs to replace.

Benefits of BioTE® Pellet Therapy

BioTE® Pellet Therapy is relatively unknown, but its popularity continues to grow. That’s because it offers many significant benefits, such as:

  • Bioidentical hormones
  • Customized hormones
  • Gradual hormone increase
  • Steady hormone balance
  • No change to your routine
  • Quick treatment
  • High-quality standards

BioTE® pellets use bioidentical hormones. These are structurally the same as the hormones found in your body.

In addition, the BioTE® pellets are given to you in a custom configuration. This is based on the blood test you took prior to your initial consultation. It ensures your body is getting the exact hormones it needs, and not getting more of one type or another, which could lead to side effects.

BioTE® Pellet Therapy gives you a gradual and stable hormone increase. This helps you avoid the situation where your body gets a temporary overabundance of hormones, which can cause some of the very effects you’re looking to avoid. The slow absorption of the pellets also ensures that, they can maintain the steady hormone balance you desire and that your body receives optimal levels of hormones.

Most forms of hormone therapy need to be repeated frequently and cause levels to rise and fall. Pills and creams might need to be used every day, while hormone injections need to be done every month or so. As if you needed one more thing to remember in your day. But with BioTE® Pellet Therapy, you only need treatment a few times a year, which makes it easy to fit into your busy schedule. The delivery of hormones with pellets is consistent. The treatments are quick, too. After the initial evaluation, most treatments take just a few minutes.

Through tight quality control, BioTE® Pellet Therapy ensures you are getting the hormones your body needs. Every batch is tested for potency and sterility. It’s also tested to make sure there are no contaminants.

Why Choose The Med Spot in Woodland Hills for BHRT

If you are considering BHRT, we invite you to talk to Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot in Woodland Hills. We know this can be a sensitive issue for you, and we’ve worked to make visiting us a comfortable and comforting experience. We don’t tell you how to live your best life, we just help you achieve your personal goals. Everyone is welcome here, and we encourage you to ask all your questions. We’ll give you straight answers to everyone.

Since 1997, Dr. Michelle Reyes has been helping women live their best lives in the Calabasas area. Over the years, she has expanded her practice in response to the demands of her patients. Now she offers a wide range of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and healthy age management techniques with the same gentle and compassionate approach that has made her so popular with patients. She’s also assembled a highly skilled team of professionals. We work together to ensure you don’t just get great results at The Med Spot—you should have a great experience, too.

To learn whether BHRT is right for you, and find the best type of BHRT for you, please call 818-208-1218 or use our contact form today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes at The Med Spot in Woodland Hills.

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