What is BioTE?
BioTE is a type of hormone therapy. More specifically, the treatment uses bioidentical hormones, meaning that they are molecularly identical to the hormones that your body naturally produces. This allows BioTE patients to enjoy the benefits and relief of hormone therapy without the uncomfortable side effects from hormones that are not completely recognized by the body.
How Does BioTE Work?
BioTE works using pellet therapy. In this method, the hormone pellets are inserted just below the skin, where they remain. The hormones are then gradually absorbed by the body. Many patients enjoy the benefit of not needing to remember to take a pill or apply a topical cream daily. Instead, the hormones are released by the pellets as needed over a course of 3-4 months.
Benefits of BioTE Therapy
BioTE therapy is useful for achieving several goals and treating a variety of conditions caused by hormonal imbalance. Some benefits include:
- Improved immune response
- Increased energy and strength
- Easier to lose weight
- Stable mood and increased mental clarity
- Better overall health
- Help prevent age-related illness
Who is a Candidate for BioTE Therapy?
Many patients have hormone imbalances which cause other medical problems. Often, hormone imbalance can increase risk of age-related problems as a patient ages, including Osteoporosis or Alzheimer’s Disease. You may also experience disrupted sleep, fatigue, memory issues, weight gain, muscle or joint pain, or decreased libido. Patients suffering from these issues may be a candidate for BioTE therapy. In addition, the treatment is often excellent for those experiencing menopause. Before your BioTE hormone pellets are placed, your doctor will request blood work to determine the correct dosage and ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.
The BioTE Procedure
The BioTE procedure is relatively simple. The BioTE pellet is typically inserted into the skin near your hip, buttocks, or thigh. The area will first be numbed using a mild, local anesthetic. Then, the pellet can be inserted. The entire BioTE procedure takes just 15 minutes.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about BioTE and find out if the treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment with Carnegie Women’s Health in our New York City office. Our knowledgeable and highly-trained staff will evaluate your health and determine whether BioTE is a suitable solution. Call (315) 628-7063 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.
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