BioTE® is a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that is delivered in a pellet form.
Hormones are messengers of our regulatory system, which help stimulate our cells and organs into action. Unlike conventionally-made artificial hormones, bioidentical hormones are customized to match the hormones naturally occurring in your body.
As we get older, our hormone levels change and may become imbalanced. A hormone imbalance can cause a whole host of symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, depression, muscle weakness, changes in blood pressure and heart rate, and other symptoms. In men, imbalanced hormones can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED), loss of muscle mass, difficulty concentrating, and breast tissue development. In women, imbalanced hormones can contribute to changes in libido, mood symptoms, and vaginal dryness.
BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can provide relief from these symptoms, restore your hormones, and boost hormones to their optimal levels.
BioTE® hormone replacement therapy can help balance three important hormones in the body.
Testosterone – Testosterone is a sex hormone that plays an important part in the body for both men and women. The production of this hormone increases during puberty and then declines after age 30. Low testosterone levels in men can lead to decreased sex drive, weight gain, moodiness, and hair loss. In women, low testosterone can result in insomnia, low libido, weight gain, anxiety, and fatigue.
Estradiol (Estrogen) – Both women and men also have estrogen in their bodies, although women have larger amounts of the hormone. There are over 400 roles that estrogen plays in the body, including contributing to bone health, mental health, and the health of the cardiovascular system. It is the primary hormone maintaining reproductive health in women. Low levels can lead to vaginal dryness, loss of skin collagen, hot flashes, fatigue, and weight gain.
In men, estrogen also plays a role in sexual function. Low estrogen levels in men can lead to decreased sex drive, excess belly fat, and bone loss.
Thyroid – Body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and metabolism are all regulated by the body’s thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism, also called an underactive thyroid, happens when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones. The result can lead to fatigue, weight gain, constipation, high cholesterol, and dry skin or hair.
BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy works by replicating your body’s natural hormones. These bioidentical hormones are delivered in a pellet that is customized to each patient.
Using a comprehensive blood work analysis, Dr. Michelle Reyes determines the right combination of estrogen, testosterone, and thyroid hormones that are needed for each patient. The blood work includes a metabolic panel, thyroid panel, testosterone panel, and estradiol panel.
The results of the analysis are used to create a hormone replacement pellet that is customized for you. The pellet is inserted under your skin, and the hormones are slowly released into your bloodstream in small doses and absorbed into your body. Most people will start to feel results from the BioTE® hormone therapy in the first couple of weeks, the treatments are typically repeated every three to five months for women and four to six months for men.
Another blood work analysis is done four to six weeks after the pellet insertion to help verify if the proper hormone levels have been achieved.
Many studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy can help reduce menopausal symptoms in women, but it also has many other benefits for women and men. Using BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can reduce your risks for serious health issues such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
The primary benefits of BioTE® are:
Many people are aware of how hormone replacement therapy can improve the health and wellness of women; however, men can also benefit from BioTE® treatment. After age 30, men start losing testosterone at a rate anywhere from 3 percent to 10 percent per year. The loss of testosterone can lead to loss of libido, difficulty maintaining an erection, fatigue, and decreased mental focus or brain fog. BioTE® hormone replacement therapy can relieve these symptoms, clear the brain fog, increase your sex drive, and get you back to feeling like yourself again.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a subject of some concern over the years. Traditional HRT used synthetic hormones and hormones made from the urine of pregnant horses.
Bioidentical hormones used in BioTE® hormone replacement therapy pellets are created using plant estrogens and are made to be identical to those that your body produces naturally. Although not substantiated by the FDA, many feel that bioidentical hormones are safer and more effective than HRT.
Have you lost your interest in sex? Is sex painful? Do you lose your train of thought often? Have you gained weight without changing your diet habits? Are you feeling tired all day yet unable to sleep at night? All these symptoms could mean your body lacks the essential hormones needed to function properly. This means you may be the perfect candidate for BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
When you come to The Med Spot, Dr. Michelle Reyes will do a complete consultation and review blood work analysis to discover if your hormone levels are at their optimal levels or if you need BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help you feel better.
Dr. Michelle Reyes is one of only about 1,600 certified BioTE® providers in the country. Her BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy expertise enables her to assess your situation and create a therapy program unique to you.
Feeling like yourself again is possible at The Med Spot, a five-star medical practice specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that’s right for you.
Located in Woodland Hills in the center of the San Fernando Valley, The Med Spot is a medical aesthetic practice focused on helping clients refresh, renew, and rejuvenate through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, and effective medical-grade skincare treatments. Dr. Michelle Reyes has spent years providing clients with anti-aging therapies and aesthetic treatments that bring results.
Whether you want to lose weight, gain energy, or renew your libido, call The Med Spot today to schedule a personal one-on-one consultation with Dr. Michelle Reyes. Or visit our offices and learn about how BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help you feel like yourself again.