How Can I Begin BioTE® Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
While our hormones tend to become unbalanced as we age, there can be many reasons behind hormonal imbalances for men and women. That's why certified women's health care nurse practitioner at Flawless Salon and Medical Spa Patience Peale offers hormone optimization (aka bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) using BioTE® to patients in and around Butte, MT. Patients range in age from 30 – 65 years old.
Keep reading to find out who qualifies to start hormone replacement therapy and if you need a prescription for BHRT.
Who qualifies for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE?
Many people think of hormone optimization as a treatment designed for postmenopausal women in their 50s and 60s. However, patients of all genders can experience hormonal imbalance, and it can take place decades earlier in some people.
If you're experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, we encourage you to visit Flawless Salon and Medical Spa and talk to Patience Peale about your options.
Symptoms that indicate a red flag for hormone imbalance include:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Loss of sex drive (reduced libido)
- Brain fog
- Unexplained weight gain
Living with unbalanced hormones can affect every aspect of your life. That's why it's crucial to start hormone replacement therapy when a doctor indicates it may help.
Not everyone with a hormonal imbalance is a good candidate for BHRT. BHRT might not be suitable for you if you have a personal or family history of blood clots, stroke, or some cancers. That’s why sharing as much information as possible with Patience Peale during your consultation is crucial.
How can I begin bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Once you make an appointment with Patience Peale, she'll start by giving you a physical exam and taking a health history. You should share as much information as possible at this appointment, as well as a list of medications and supplements you're taking.
We will also take a blood sample at your first appointment. This will help identify which hormones your body is lacking or underproducing, and help us formulate your customized BioTE BHRT treatment plan. You will need a prescription for your BHRT treatment.
The process to start hormone replacement therapy with BioTE involves the placement of a small hormone pellet under the skin. Only a topical anesthetic is required since the pellet is about the size of a grain of rice.
The BioTE pellet will slowly release the correct hormones into your bloodstream over the next several months. Your hormone levels will be monitored over this time to determine when the next pellet is needed. BHRT pellets typically last 3 – 6 months.
What are the benefits of hormone optimization with BioTE?
If you're someone who qualified for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and are granted a prescription, BioTE may provide the following benefits:
- Increased energy levels
- Improvement in mental clarity
- Better sleep
- Enhanced sex drive
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Reduction in the symptoms of menopause for women
- Improved mood
Get BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Butte, MT
Are you experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance? If you need a prescription for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE pellets, certified women's health care nurse practitioner Patience Peale of Flawless Salon and Medical Spa is here to help.
If you live in or around Butte, MY, contact us for an appointment today.