Hormones play an important part in regulating the body processes of both men and women, coordinating everything from digestion and growth to your mood and libido. When your hormones are out of balance, even slightly, it can have a big impact on your health and well-being.
Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women can include heavy, irregular or painful periods, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, bloating, fatigue and decreased energy, irritability, trouble concentrating, weight gain and diminished exercise tolerance, sleep disturbances and an absence of sexual drive.
In men, hormone imbalance symptoms can include decreased energy, diminished exercise tolerance, decreased mental clarity, and decreased or absent sexual desire, or erectile dysfunction.
Hormone pellet therapy
Hormone pellet therapy, from BioTE Medical, provides relief from hormone imbalance symptoms by restoring your hormones to optimal levels using bioidentical hormones. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are derived from natural plant sources and are chemically identical to the hormones that your body produces naturally. In addition, each person’s pellet therapy is customized specifically to their needs based on extensive lab work and an office visit. Pellets are placed subcutaneously (just beneath the skin) in a nonsurgical procedure. They then release a continuous stream of bioidentical hormones for three to six months, during which time the pellets are absorbed into the body.