What Is the Goal of Hormone Optimization Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may offer relief for many common and debilitating symptoms that are often overlooked by medical providers. Some of these symptoms include exhaustion, stress, foggy thinking, weight gain, sleep disturbances, and so much more. Often, people with symptoms like these are suffering from hormonal imbalance. These ailments may be managed by getting to the root cause of these complex conditions and returning the patient to a state of hormone balance. BHRT may be a simple method for correcting these complex issues through hormone optimization.

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy is a personalized, natural approach to hormone replacement. It allows a patient’s body to absorb the right level of hormones at the right time, via a delivery method the body can process efficiently and that eliminates the potential for human error at the patient end.

Pellets are small capsules, about the size of a grain of rice, that contain bioidentical hormones. A bioidentical hormone is the exact molecular structure of hormones the body produces naturally.

They are inserted under the skin, where the hormones enter the bloodstream as they dissolve over several months. Our studies show that patients may see the effects of hormone optimization four weeks after a pellet insertion.

Hormones delivered by pellet therapy bypass the liver, do not affect clotting factors, do not increase the risk of thrombosis, and avoid the fluctuations of hormone levels seen with other methods of delivery, like pills, creams, gels, and synthetic injections. BioTE® bioidentical hormone pellets are made from soy or the yam plant to create estradiol and/or testosterone molecules, unlike synthetic hormones, which are made from animal parts or urine and have a different molecular structure than what the body produces.

For women:

  • Bioidentical pellets are superior to oral and topical hormone therapy with respect to relief of menopausal symptoms.
  • Testosterone and estradiol delivered by pellet implantation supports healthy cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL cholesterol levels.
  • Hormone replacement therapy with estradiol and testosterone implants is superior to oral and topical (both the patch and gel) hormone replacement therapy for supporting healthy bone

For men:

  • Testosterone replacement therapy in men with subcutaneous pellet implants has been shown to be extremely effective, convenient and safe.
  • Men who start pellet therapy for symptoms of andropause tend to stick with it — 93% of men who start pellet therapy continue it.

No other way of delivering hormones results in this truly patient-specific solution, and eliminates the potential for human error at the patient end.

How Can a Patient Get Started With BHRT?

First, a patient can find a certified BioTE® provider near them. If their health-care provider is not listed, they can nominate a provider to become certified. Next, they schedule an office visit to test current hormone levels. Based on a comprehensive consultation and extensive lab work, providers will determine candidacy through the BioTE® method. Patients will schedule a quick follow-up appointment to review their results and for pellet therapy insertion.

What Can a Patient Expect From BHRT?

As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Some patients report symptom relief in as little as four weeks, but complete symptom relief may take up to six months. The BioTE® method of hormone optimization therapy will be customized to balance each patient’s hormones and fit their specific needs.

Why BioTE® Medical?

There are thousands of certified providers across the U.S., offering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and hormone optimization in the form of subcutaneous pellets. With more than 1.7 million hormone pellet insertions performed in the company’s history, we’ve seen thousands of lives changed with the BioTE® method of pellet therapy. If any of the symptoms mentioned above sound familiar, use our find a provider tool to begin the journey toward hormone balance today.