At Carnegie Women’s Health, we treat hormonal insufficiency using BioTE, an advanced method for bioidentical hormone therapy. Many women, especially those experiencing menopause, suffer from a variety of symptoms due to reduced hormone levels. BioTE is a simple and effective way for these patients to find relief from their symptoms. Read on to learn more about the symptoms that BioTE can improve to help you experience an improvement in overall well-being.
Treat Physical Symptoms
Reduced hormones can be responsible for a wide range of physical symptoms. Thinning tissues and weakening bones can cause health problems, and many women gain weight in their midsection, especially during menopause. Over time, blood sugar irregularities and even bone loss can occur.
Physical symptoms may also begin to change your appearance, such as thinning hair from the scalp, weight gain, increased unwanted body hair, and acne or other skin issues. For many women, this can be a shock because they have not experienced these kinds of symptoms before, or it has been a while since they have experienced symptoms like acne. BioTE balances the hormones to reduce these symptoms, giving patients peace of mind and relief from physical symptoms.
One of the most common symptoms of hormone imbalance in women is sexual dysfunction. When estrogen levels decrease, it can lead to unwanted sexual symptoms. This can include thinning or dryness in vaginal tissue, which can result in discomfort and pain during sex as well as decreased libido. Some women may experience a lack of confidence in their sexual lives when these symptoms become more prominent. Balancing the hormones can often resolve these issues, so they can feel more confident with themselves and with their partner.
Improve Your Mood
Mood swings, irritability, and anxiety are all common symptoms of hormonal imbalance, especially during menopause. These symptoms can completely disrupt your everyday life and may even affect relationships with those around you. BioTE can be an effective treatment for these emotional issues, helping patients regulate their moods and feel more like themselves again.
It’s normal to feel decreased energy over time as you age, but hormonal imbalances can cause a sudden onset of fatigue. This drop in energy makes it difficult for many patients to keep up with everyday tasks and a healthy, active lifestyle. Many patients will come to us concerned about their reduced energy and are not sure what the cause is. After starting BioTE treatment, many patients feel a boost in their energy levels and feel confident in tackling their routines again. BioTE can also help patients to sleep better at night, which in turn, can result in more energy during the day.
Women who are experiencing brain fog or issues with memory connected to hormonal imbalance often see an improvement with BioTE treatment. It can be frustrating when you notice a deterioration in your memory or mental sharpness, especially when tackling simple daily activities that used to be easier.
Not only can your short-term memory get a boost from BioTE, but it can also protect your memory as you age. Mental clarity is an important factor that needs to be protected as you grow older.
Reduced Anxiety and Depression
Hormonal imbalance can result in an increase in anxiety and/or depression in some. This can be frustrating for those who had their anxiety or depression under control or shocking for those who have never had these mental health issues before. Many patients undergoing BioTe therapy report relief from the symptoms associated with these mental health issues and feel more like themselves again. Most people report experiencing improvement in these symptoms within 3-6 months.
Improvement in Headache Symptoms
Individuals with hormonal imbalances may begin to experience hormone-related headaches, which can be debilitating. When over-the-counter pain relievers cease to work, it may be time to seek out another treatment option. BioTE treatment may be helpful for those whose headaches or migraines are caused by hormonal fluctuations. Our team can evaluate your hormone levels to create a personalized plan to help you go about your day without being in pain, as well as feel more like yourself again.
BioTE is Simple and Easy
Compared to other hormone replacement therapy options like pills or creams, BioTE is incredibly easy for patients. The treatment utilizes small pellets which are placed below the skin and deliver a consistent, steady release of bioidentical hormones to the body. The pellets are placed by a physician in our office, and thanks to local anesthesia, patients feel no pain or discomfort throughout the procedure. The video below shows a step-by-step process for placing BioTE.
Once in place, patients may begin to feel the first effects of their pellet after just 1-3 days. BioTE pellets are effective for 3-4 months and provide patients with consistent relief from their symptoms. This makes the treatment an excellent option for those who have busy or unpredictable schedules, or those who do not wish to undergo more invasive or time-consuming treatments.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about BioTE and whether the treatment is a good option for you, schedule an appointment with Carnegie Women’s Health in New York City. Call our office at (315) 628-7063 or request an appointment through our online form. Our team is dedicated to providing expert and professional care for women at all stages of life.