Millions of men and women experience a decline in hormone production. It often occurs when you reach your 40s and 50s, but some men and women experience hormonal imbalance in their late 20s and 30s. When this happens, it can throw your entire life out of whack. Suddenly, you must contend with uncomfortable symptoms that negatively affect your daily life. Read on to learn why you may want to consider hormone replacement therapy with BioTE.
The BioTE difference
Not all hormone therapies are created equal and hormone replacement therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why you need an expert, like Dr. Felix Bopp and Dr. Barbara Bopp at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery.
What makes BioTE unique is its delivery system. One of Dr. Bopp’s team will inject a pellet about the size of a grain of rice through a small incision where you receive a constant delivery of hormone over time, dependent on your activity level. When you’re active, whether working out or engaged in intimacy, the pellets are active. When you’re relaxing, the pellets are dormant. This mimics the natural hormonal rhythm of the body.
A difference you can feel
BioTE can have a major impact on how you feel and function. Most men and women notice a significant improvement shortly after starting BioTE hormone replacement therapy. Following pellet therapy, patients typically feel a difference within two to three weeks. Peak absorption occurs within four to five weeks. Some patients report feeling better in as little as one week.
After four to six weeks we may assess repeat labs and symptoms to ensure the proper dosage. Women typically receive a new pellet every three to four months and men every six months.
Here are five reasons you should consider BioTE hormone replacement therapy.
Reason #1 – Menopause symptoms are impacting your daily life
Some women are lucky enough to transition from their childbearing years into menopause, when the ovaries decrease their production of estrogen and testosterone, without much fuss. The same isn’t true for every woman, however. Some women experience the following symptoms related to hormone deficiency:
- Trouble sleeping
- Low libido
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
These symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with your family and personal relationships and cause you to miss work. If menopausal symptoms are impacting your day-to-day life, BioTE can help.
Reason #2 – Low testosterone symptoms reduce your quality of life
Like women, men produce less testosterone as they age. However, some men may be surprised to find that even for their age their testosterone production is below normal. Low testosterone can cause the following symptoms in men:
- Problems getting or maintaining an erection
- Weight gain
- Trouble losing weight
- Lack of sexual desire
- Loss of muscle mass
- Low mood
- Elevated cholesterol
- Weak bones
When testosterone drops below normal, the balance between testosterone and estrogen is thrown off. This can cause further problems, such as swelling of the breast tissue. If your testosterone deficiency symptoms are moderate-to-severe, BioTE can greatly improve your wellbeing.
Reason #3 – You’re at risk for osteoporosis
In women, estrogen plays a role in keeping your bones healthy and strong. It slows down the rate at which the body breaks down bone and releases minerals from bone tissue. Without enough estrogen to slow this process down, some women are in danger of breaking down bone faster than their bodies replace it.
This causes bones to become weak and increases the risk of fractures. If you have low estrogen and have osteoporosis or a family history of the condition, BioTE can help replace the missing hormones to keep your bones strong. The same is true for men. Testosterone replacement therapy may help protect your bones as you age.
Reason #4 – You had a hysterectomy
If you had a hysterectomy in your 20s, 30s or even 40s, BioTE can be of great benefit. Having this procedure treats a number of reproductive conditions. However, it also causes the body to go into surgical menopause. The symptoms of an abrupt drop in hormones can be significantly distressing, especially if you’re young. Many experts recommend considering hormone replacement therapy in women who have had a hysterectomy to alleviate symptoms and protect your health as you get older.
Reason #5 – You don’t feel like you used to
Hormone deficiency symptoms often cause non-specific symptoms where you just don’t feel quite right. You may notice that you don’t feel the way you used to feel. You may have lost interest in hobbies that you used to enjoy, and you may have lost pleasure in relationships. You may not be able to pinpoint exactly what is wrong besides feeling completely out of sorts. If these symptoms are related to hormone deficiency, BioTE can help restore your vitality and sense of wellbeing.
For men and women suffering from hormone deficiency, BioTE can give you a new lease on life. Patients report having more energy, losing weight, functioning better, and feeling more like themselves again. To discuss how BioTE can help you, schedule a consultation with the team at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery in Metairie, Louisiana.