We now offer BioTE hormone pellet therapy. Hormone pellet therapy treats hormone imbalances which occur when one or more of the body's key hormones is deficient or not functioning at optimal production levels. As we age, hormone levels naturally decline up to 10% yearly. Hormone imbalance can affect your quality of life and overall health. Indications and symptoms can include:
Physical exhaustion, lack of energy
Problems with thinking or concentrating
Sweating-night sweats or increased sweating
Change in sexual desire, libido, painful intercourse
Vaginal dryness, burning
Hair loss, thining or texture change
Weight gain despite diet and exercise
Dry, wrinkled skin
What are bio-identical hormones?
They are derived from a natural plant source and professionally compounded to be biologically identical to human form of estradiol and testosterone.
What can I expect bio-identical hormones to do for me?
Increased energy levels, restore or increased sexual drive, consistency in moods, increased mental clarity and focus, greater capacity for getting the body in shape just to name a few.
How often will I need treatment?
It depends on the person, females anywhere from 3-4 months and males from 4-5 months.
What are pellet therapy side effects?
BioTE Medical's hormone pellet therapy side effects are minimal when compared to other hormone delivery methods. That's because BHRT pellet therapy delivers consistent amounts of hormones 24 hours a day. Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, there are few side effects. Side effects range from mild acne to swelling. These side effects are mild and are easily treatable.
Why do I need estrogen?
Bio-identical absorbable estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman to protect her against heart attack, stroke, as well as osteoporosis and Alzheimer's. Synthetic estrogen taken orally does not offer the universal benefits.
What's the difference between bio-identical hormone pellets and creams?
BHRT pellet therapy is injected subcutaneously, resting beneath the skinb. This injection eliminates the "roller coaster" effect that often accompanies creams.
What happens at my consultation?
At your consultation appointment, you and your doctor will discuss your symptoms to deterime if BioTE is the right course of treatment for you. Labs/blood work will be ordered so your pellets are customized just for you. Next an appointment will be scheduled for the insertion which will take less than 5 minutes. Follow up labs will be done after a few weeks to make sure the dosing is correct.
What is the cost of pellet therapy?
Female insertion is $350, male insertions range from $550-$750, not including office visit and lab work. Most insurances will cover the cost of the office visit and labs but does not cover the cost of the pellet insertion.
If you’d like to learn more about BioTE hormone pellet therapy and if it's right for you, contact GP Family Care Mesa, booking a visit takes just a few moments online or by phone.