BioTE Hormone Therapy
BioTE Bio-identical Hormone Replacement
Optimizing your hormones can help you return to feeling vibrant, sexy, and healthy again. Both men and women experience hormonal changes throughout their lives. As these hormone levels decline, it can have a serious impact on your quality of life which is why Integrated Medical and Wellness Clinic not only offers BioTE hormone therapy in Gulfport, MS and the surrounding areas but members of our staff have been using it themselves for many years.
BioTE is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that delivers a customized dose of biologically identical hormones through subcutaneous pellets. The pellets are plant-based and match human hormones, unlike synthetic hormones which are engineered.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalances?
Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Due to the essential role of hormones in the body, even the slightest hormone imbalance can cause side effects throughout our entire bodies!
Some of the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Low libido
- Brain fog/mental confusion
- Poor sleep
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Decreased performance at work
Men often suffer from lower testosterone levels, which means more than just a low sex drive. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes.
Some of the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in men include:
- Low sex drive
- Loss of Muscle tone
- Increased body fat
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood Changes
- Low Mood
- Brain fog
- Elevated blood sugar
- High Cholesterol
What are the benefits of BioTE bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
Most noticeably you will feel an improvement in your energy levels, sleep quality, mood, sexual dysfunction, cognition, and hot flashes. Optimizing your hormones should help you have improved workout performance and weight control. The long-term health benefits of hormone therapy Madison, MS residents and patients at any of our locations experience include reduction in age-related diseases such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
How do you get started?
Simply schedule a consultation with one of our providers to discuss your symptoms. Because we are primary care providers first and foremost, our goal is to treat the complete you. We take great care in discussing many aspects of your life to help you achieve the best outcome for a happier, healthier you.
At that visit, we will order appropriate lab work which you can have done the same day.
Once we receive the results of your labs, we meet for a hormone follow-up visit where the provider carefully walks you through your lab results, educates you on any abnormalities and how they translate to your decreased sense of well-being. We then formulate a customized plan to help you feel better and improve your overall quality of life.
What is the BioTE procedure like?
In the placement of your subcutaneous pellets, we first customize your dose based on your age, weight, and starting hormone levels. While laying on your side, we use a small amount of local anesthesia to numb your gluteal area and then place your hormone pellets just under the skin. The tiny incision is kept closed using a steri-strip. No stitch is required. The procedure takes about 5 minutes for women and a little longer for men.
When will the pellets start working?
After receiving the hormone therapy Gulfport, MS and nearby towns trust, most patients report improvement in their symptoms within 7 to 10 days.
What is the downtime after a pellet insertion?
For women, there’s 5 days of no swimming or baths (it’s ok to shower) and 5 days of no heavy glute workouts or running. For men, the same is true for 7 days. We also recommend that men avoid wearing their wallets in the same-sided back pocket, long motorcycle rides, and long (overseas) flights for 7 days.
Are there any side effects?
There may be a little bruising or discomfort at the incision site, but this is more common in males. Acne may occur, but it is very treatable and your dose can be adjusted if this is a concern. Hair growth may be faster. Individual concerns can be addressed at your consultation.
How long do the pellets last?
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Is BioTE covered by insurance?
If you are in need of BioTe hormone therapy in Madison, MS, Biloxi, MS, Ridgeland, MS, Naples, FL, or any nearby area, use the form below to contact us or to schedule a consultation. We will assess your condition and set you up with a program that can help you finally get the results you need.
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