Many women will experience a hormone imbalance and not even realize it. Symptoms can range from subtle to debilitating and are often masked by medications that are prescribed for anxiety, depression, insomnia, weight gain, and more. Having your hormones checked regularly will reveal whether your hormones are optimized. The good news – BioTE® Medical is here to help. Learn more about female hormones and imbalance signs here.
What Causes a Hormone Imbalance in Women?
Hormone imbalance in women can occur as part of the natural aging process and may reflect genetic predispositions for certain conditions. However, hormone balance is affected by the food we eat, exercising and the amount of stress we experience.
What is the Endocrine System?
The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and discrete hormones throughout the body. Did you know that hormones do a lot more than regulate mood and sexuality? They determine whether you will be at risk for diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and thyroid disease. Learn more about the endocrine system and hormone imbalance below.
What Conditions Can Hormone Imbalance Cause?
When you have an imbalance in the endocrine systems, you have endocrine disease which is a hormone imbalance. This means that there is either too much or too little women hormone being produced somewhere within the endocrine system. Issues regarding this:
Menstrual cycles, breast abnormalities can stem
Metabolism problems come from issues with the thyroid gland
Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy
What is Pellet Therapy?
Pellets are tiny, custom-compounded therapies for symptoms that stem from hormonal imbalances. This therapy keeps hormone levels consistent through the day and avoids rollercoaster-like effects from orally administered or topically administered hormones. The pellets BioTE uses contains bio-identical hormones, derived from natural sources. The pellets contain hormones identical to the ones found in the human body. Studies have shown that bio-identical hormones have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.
What pharmacies do we work with at BioTE Medical?
The hormones BioTE Medical uses in our pellets are custom-compounded. BioTE Medical uses highly specialized pharmacies that are registered with the FDA. The pellets are compliant to the FDA sterility process. BioTE Medical pharmacies employ environmental monitoring per every pellet batch. This is all overseen by a dedicated FDA compliance officer.
What kind of estrogen is in the bio-identical pellets?
BioTE Medical uses bio-identical estradiol in the pellets, meaning that the chemical structure is the same as the hormones naturally produced in your body.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient's path to hormone optimization. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as two to four weeks, but full optimization may take up to six months. Your journey will be customized to fit your specific needs. It takes more than one to two weeks for your hormones to get out of balance, so expect it to take time to resolve.
Hormone Imbalance in Men
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance in men?
Some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance in men include:
Decrease Sexual Performance
Inability to Maintain Muscle Mass
Some of the nonreproductive physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include:
Unstable Blood sugar
Low Blood Pressure
The reproductive symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men can include:
A Loss of Interest in Sexual Activity
These are very serious symptoms that may stem from a variety of serious conditions in addition to hormonal imbalance. Talk with your doctor to confirm that the source of these problems is not from another condition.
What male hormone imbalance therapies exist?
There are three paths when choosing any course of medical treatment. The first is the easiest, doing nothing and hoping that you will feel better. The second is going the conventional medicine route and being told your hormones are normal and getting your symptoms fixed by medication after medication after medication. The third is to consider the perspective of preventative medicine by optimizing your hormones with a BioTE Provider.
Therapy Used By a BioTE Certified Medical Provider:
Patients report that one of the most effective methods of regaining hormonal balance they have tried is through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy pellets from BioTE Medical. Pellets can be inserted in only a few minutes and is virtually painless. Within 7-10 days after your pellet insertion, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to work and BioTE Medical patients are back to their active lifestyles.