Hormone Imbalance Treatment with BioTE® Questions and Answers
Balance Your Hormones with BioTE® treatment. Dr. Payman Zamirpour at Kingwood Urgent Care can help those requiring hormone balancing therapy in Kingwood, TX. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.
What does BioTE help with?
BioTE is a form of pellet therapy that closely replicates a patient’s own hormonal needs to provide a continuous release of hormones into the body. The BioTE pellets are built using a customized hormone recipe unique to the individual getting the therapy to ensure that they provide the right blend of hormones for that person.
While each BioTE pellet and treatment plan will be based on the patient receiving it, they are able to help with any issues related to decreased hormone production, whether as the result of aging or another condition. Hormonal imbalances can cause many negative health effects such as weight gain, mood swings, irritability, low sex drive, and low energy among many other things.
BioTE can help with all of these depending on the type of hormone pellets you use. Hormone pellet therapy works for both men and women by providing testosterone and estrogen pellets to restore hormonal balance to the body.
What hormone is in BioTE?
BioTE hormone replacement pellets can be made up of estrogen or testosterone, depending on the gender of the patient and their individual hormonal imbalance. Patients who are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance will have their hormone levels tested to confirm that there is an imbalance. From there, a treatment of BioTE hormone replacement pellets will be determined to provide the patient with the hormones they need. BioTE pellets are a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that matches the molecular composition of naturally occurring hormones in the body, providing patients with the necessary hormones the body requires, but without the negative side effects of a synthetic hormone. Each BioTE hormone pellet is customized to the individual patient’s unique hormone replacement needs.
The pellets will release a steady dosage of the hormones needed into the patient’s body to ensure a continuous level of the necessary hormones are always in the body and avoid the peaks and valleys that come from other forms of hormone therapy such as oral medications or creams.
How do you know if you need hormone therapy?
Hormonal imbalances occur naturally as we get older, and our bodies start to age. Natural production will slow down which can cause many negative side effects such as weight gain, irritability, mood swings, decreased sex drive, and low energy, among other things. Working with your doctor to discuss and investigate the cause of your symptoms will help determine if they are the likely result of a hormonal imbalance or the result of some other medical condition.
If hormonal imbalance is suspected, your doctor will order a series of blood tests to determine your existing hormone levels and confirm that a hormone imbalance is indeed the cause of your symptoms. At that point, your doctor will discuss your options with you for hormone replacement therapy, including BioTE pellet therapy.
What to expect after BioTE pellets?
The insertion of BioTE pellets is a quick and easy procedure performed in your doctor’s office. At Kingwood Urgent Care Clinic, Dr. Payman Zamirpour is our resident expert on BioTE hormone replacement pellets and will walk you through the procedure itself as well as what you can expect after treatment. Following the insertion of the pellets, you will need to take it easy for several days so as not to cause the incision to open up and also avoid soaking your body in bathtubs, hot tubs, or swimming pools, although it is fine to have a shower. Once the incision has healed adequately, you will be able to resume all normal activities.
The hormone pellets will start dissolving almost immediately the following insertion, although it can take a few days to start really noticing the effects of the hormones. The pellets will continue to dissolve into the body until they have completely been absorbed, which usually takes a few months. The steady dissolving process provides the body with a continuous dose of the necessary hormones, without the hormone spikes of other hormone replacement therapies such as oral medications or creams.
If you want to know more about BioTE® treatment available at Kingwood Urgent Care, call us. We serve patients from Kingwood TX, Huffman TX, Atascocita TX, Humble TX, Porter TX, New Caney TX, Houston TX, Crosby TX, Dayton TX, Mont Belvieu TX, and Spring TX.