When your hormones are out of balance, you just don’t feel like yourself. Women and men experience hormone fluctuations that affect so many essential body functions, including sex drive, metabolism, mood, and sleep. At Georgia Center for Female Health in Peachtree Corners and Decatur, Georgia, Lynette D. Stewart, MD, Wanda I. Cape, CNM, MPH, provide BioTE® bioidentical hormone therapy to restore hormone levels and relieve unpleasant symptoms in both men and women. Call to learn how you can benefit from BioTE hormone replacement therapy, or book an appointment using the online tool.
BioTE is a brand name of bioidentical hormone therapy. Estrogen and testosterone products are available.
Bioidentical hormones are preferred for hormone treatment because they best replicate the natural hormones your body produces. They’re crafted from plant products, rather than chemicals or animals, and identically mirror the molecular structure of natural hormones produced in the body.
BioTE hormones are only available from qualified providers, such as Georgia Center for Female Health. They’re about the size of a grain of rice, and the doctor inserts them just under your skin at the abdomen or hip. This allows them to release hormones as your body needs, relieving uncomfortable symptoms and improving your overall vitality.
Prior to offering BioTE bioidentical hormone therapy, the team at Georgia Center for Female Health carefully screen your hormone levels to make sure it’s the right treatment.
The insertion of BioTE pellets is done at an outpatient procedure. The entire appointment lasts about 10 minutes. The team at Georgia Center for Female Health schedules a check-up about six weeks after insertion to check your levels and determine if you need a booster.
Women need the hormone estrogen to promote optimal health. It protects you against stroke, osteoporosis, heart attacks, and Alzheimer’s disease. Estrogen production declines in your 40s and tapers even more when you go through menopause.
When estrogen levels decline dramatically during perimenopause and menopause, you experience uncomfortable symptoms, including:
BioTE restores your estrogen levels to provide relief from these symptoms and long-term health protection. Women benefit from regular pellet insertion performed every three to four months.
Men experience a decline in hormones beginning at age 30. Testosterone, the major male sex hormone, starts to decline at a rate of 3-10%. Low testosterone levels in men can cause:
BioTE pellet therapy safely increases a man’s testosterone levels, alleviating unpleasant symptoms. Men benefit from regular therapy every four to five months to maintain optimal hormone levels.
To learn more about how bioidentical hormone therapy from BioTE can restore your quality of life, please call our office or use our convenient online booking tool.