Family Practice of Suntree and Viera
Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Melbourne, FL
As you age your body naturally produces a different volume of hormones, which can create an imbalance in both women and men. A solution is available in the form of BioTEⓇ hormone replacement therapy, one of many services available from Frank Ditz, MD, of Family Practice of Suntree and Viera in Melbourne, Florida. If you’re curious about hormone replacement therapy but aren’t sure where to begin, call or stop by the office to schedule a consultation. Online scheduling is also available, making it easy to find a time that fits your busy life.
BioTE Hormone Therapy Q & A
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
Both women and men go through changes in hormone production as they age. Your diet, amount of exercise, and stress levels can also contribute to hormone fluctuation.
Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include:
- Irregular bleeding
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Breast tenderness
- Mood swings
- Brain fog
- Constipation or diarrhea
Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include:
- Weight gain
- Depression or anxiety
- Brain fog
- Sexual dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
These are just some of the changes that can occur due to hormonal imbalance.
What is BioTE hormone replacement therapy?
BioTE hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that delivers supplemental hormones to help achieve optimal balance. These hormones are bioidentical, meaning they share the same chemical structure as the hormones your body produces naturally.
That means your body cannot detect the difference between supplemental hormones and those that are naturally produced. This is a great option for men and women who want to avoid hormone replacement options created from animal sources.
Hormone replacement therapy requires a skilled practitioner who understands how to measure your current hormone levels and identify the source of your symptoms. Getting the right level of supplementation is critical to a successful outcome.
How is BioTE hormone replacement therapy delivered?
The BioTE system uses small pellets implanted just beneath the surface of your skin. These pellets release a slow and steady stream of supplemental hormones. That delivery system avoids the sharp ups and downs that can occur with other methods like pills, patches, creams, or injections.
Pellet placement is fast and easy and not painful. The incision site is numbed before your specially formulated hormone pellet is inserted. There’s no need for stitches, and the insertion site is simply covered with a bandage.
As the pellet dissolves your body absorbs 100% of the contents. Everyone’s body moves through this process at a unique rate, so you won’t know how frequently you’ll need to come in for a new pellet until your body has had a chance to adjust to treatment.
To learn more, call or book an appointment online today. You’ll have all your questions answered by a member of the Family Practice of Suntree and Viera team.