Five Reasons Plant-Based Hormone Replacement Therapy Might Be Right For You

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By: Dr. Darin Stokke, DC

Your endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth, tissue function, sexual function and development, reproductive health, sleep, and mood, among other things. As you grow older, hormone production reaches a peak and slows down, creating an imbalance or deficit that can knock some bodily functions out of whack, causing side effects like hot flashes, night sweats, and moodiness.

If your hormone levels are low or imbalanced, you may want to consider BioTE hormone pellet therapy to help relieve some of the symptoms. This type of hormone therapy replacement may be the right choice for you if …

YOU PREFER NATURAL THERAPIES

There are a variety of hormone replacement therapies, or HRT, available nowadays, including pills, patches, gels, and vaginal rings. Many of these therapies involve using synthetic hormones. If you prefer more natural treatment options, BioTE pellets are definitely an option to explore. Natural therapies like BioTE are thought to have fewer side effects compared to others so they may be the right choice for you to combat common symptoms of hormone imbalances.

YOU ARE EXPERIENCING BOTHERSOME MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS

If you are approaching or going through menopause, symptoms can range from mild to severe. Some may just be a slight inconvenience, but at their worst, menopausal symptoms can prevent you from getting a good night’s rest, rob you of your sex drive, plunge you into depression, or cause painful vaginal itching and dryness.

Common problems from imbalanced or depleted hormones include:

  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair or increased hair loss
  • Anxiety
  • Night sweats
  • Increased facial hair
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low libido
  • Painful sex

If you’re experiencing unfortunate menopausal symptoms due to fluctuating or depleted hormones and are ready to get relief, look into BioTE hormone pellet therapy.

YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE A DAILY PILL OR APPLY THE CREAM EVERY DAY

Some hormone therapy replacements require some level of constant routine. They must be taken or applied daily. Sometimes daily treatments are hard to remember to do, or are too much of a bother. BioTE pellets are a longer-lasting, periodic treatment option. BioTE pellets are inserted into the hip area every four to six months, depending on your metabolism, weight, and hormone levels. Symptom relief is often immediate. The dose can be tailored specifically to your hormonal issues. Once you’ve got your replacement, you don’t have to think about replacing one for  a few months.

YOU WANT A CONSISTENT RELEASE OF HORMONES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

With daily treatments, sometimes the effects “wear out” by a certain time or take a bit to kick in each day. BioTE pellets release a steady stream of hormones into your system throughout the day, so you don’t have hormone surges or peaks like other forms of HRT. Because the effects of the hormones in your bloodstream are more consistent, you won’t experience sudden changes in mood or other areas prone to fluctuations. 

OTHER HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPIES DID NOT WORK FOR YOU

If you’ve tried other HRT products and they either did not work or had too severe of side effects, you may want to try BioTE pellets instead. 

BioTE hormone pellets therapy is created using bioidentical hormones which are made of plants identical in structure to the hormones your body produces. As a result, they also behave just like your natural hormones. In fact, the body can’t distinguish between bioidentical hormones and the ones your body naturally produces. This type of treatment may be better suited to your unique body, and may provide the relief you’ve been seeking with other treatments.

There are risks and benefits with all forms of HRT. It’s important to speak to your doctor about your specific symptoms and to learn about the different forms so that, together, you can figure out the right one for you.

To find out more about BioTE hormone pellet therapy, make an appointment at Lifestyles Healthcare Group by calling 239-334-9355.

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