Bioidentical Hormone Therapy - BioTE
Hormone imbalance can negatively affect every part of our bodies and minds. Hormones help regulate how our bodies function and proper hormone balance is required for optimal health. And this is true for both women and men.
As we age, our hormone balance tends to change. And these changes produce adverse effects. Certain hormone levels will decrease over time, while on occasion our bodies might produce too much of other hormones. This can happen with thyroid hormones, estrogen, and testosterone, among others.
With proper baseline testing, we can better understand your hormone levels and take the appropriate steps to bring things back in balance. This might require taking supplements, having pellet therapy, or even using creams.
There are many signs and symptoms related to hormone issues, depending on which hormone is involved. Low estrogen in women can lead to hot flashes, mood swings, anxiety, bloating, loss of libido, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, and weight gain. Excessive estrogen is associated with increased risk of breast and uterine cancer, and auto-immune diseases. Testosterone balance is also important for women.
In men, testosterone is the primary hormone and low levels can lead to depression, insomnia, decreased muscle mass and bone density, and diminished libido.
Optimizing hormones requires baseline testing of hormone levels, along with follow-up testing to track the effectiveness of treatment. These labs may not be covered by your insurance.
Please see the "Forms" page to download the appropriate Assessment. Then schedule an appointment to discuss this therapy and decide if it is right for you.