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What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)?

Bio identical hormones are non-synthetic, plant-based hormones that are identical biologically to human hormone. The best analogy to differentiate bio identical from synthetic hormones is to look at the hormones and the receptors they activate (hundreds of thousands in our bodies) as a lock and key.

The hormone is the key and the receptors they work upon are the locks. Bio-identical hormones fit perfectly in the lock, and unlock all of the beneficial effects of hormones. When dosed properly, these hormones have minimal to no side effects. Synthetic hormones, however, fit in the lock, but do not turn the lock and release many untoward side effects.

What can I expect bio-identical hormones to do for me?

The quality of life given back to every man or woman is second to none.

  • Increased energy levels
  • Restore or increase sexual drive
  • Consistency in moods – no more roller coaster effect
  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Decreased body fat
  • Increased mental clarity and focus
  • Greater capacity for getting the body in shape

 

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It depends on the person, but generally anywhere from 4-6 months.

Here at Austin Med Spa we use the BioTE® Medical pellet therapy method of hormone administration. Pellet Therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Pellets are implants, placed under the skin, that consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy. Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy – which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient – BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy, is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to 4 to 6 months, without any “roller coaster” effect.

Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. A compounding pharmacist, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the estrogen and testosterone utilized in the pellets. These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin. This form of hormone administration most closely mimics the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regards to hormone release into the bloodstream. The hormone pellet implantation procedure is easily performed in the office and takes about 15-30 minutes.

Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, there are few side effects. Two percent of patients experience mild acne or facial hair, and less than 1% experience hair thinning. All of these mild side effects are easily treatable. BioTE® Medical’s hormone pellet therapy side effects are minimal when compared to other hormone delivery methods. That’s because BHRT pellet therapy delivers consistent amounts of hormones 24 hours a day, for 3 to 6 months.

Simply call our office to schedule an office visit. At the visit you will meet with our certified Physician Assistant. We will draw your blood to establish your baseline hormone levels before administering the pellets. Labs take about 2-3 days to obtain the results. Once we have your lab levels, we can determine where you are deficient and administer your pellets accordingly?

Yes. Based on your initial lab work-up we will be able to determine if you need additional supplements such as Vitamin D, B-12, or iodine. All patients are different, so your specific treatment plan, including supplements, will be discussed with you when you come in to review your lab

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