Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is designed to relieve men and women of symptoms stemming from hormonal imbalances. Even the slightest disproportions can significantly hinder our health and well-being. Patients can, however, get customized doses of hormones that replicate and restore those naturally produced by the body.

BHRT is most commonly used to treat men and women experiencing symptoms of reproductive dysfunctions. However, many patients seek therapy to address impediments such as low energy, mood disorders, and even ailments such as diabetes.

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What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

BioTE®, or BHRT is a therapy that offers subcutaneous bioidentical hormone replacement to those looking for a natural, convenient, low-maintenance approach. BioTE treatments consist of hormone-infused pellets that dissolve into the bloodstream for extended periods. These manufactured hormones are derived from plants and are chemically processed to mimic those found endogenously in humans. The most commonly replicated hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, which are all integral aspects of the body’s systems. These hormones regulate growth, sexual development, reproductive functions, metabolism, and many other components of well-being.

BHRT works to help those who experience symptoms associated with the underproduction of these essential hormones, which vary between men and women. Common symptoms present in females include

  • Hot Flashes
  • Indigestion
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Breast Tenderness

While symptoms in females often result from perimenopause/menopause, they may also be associated with other underlying health issues such as breast cancer, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. In men, common symptoms include

  • Low Energy
  • Insomnia
  • Unstable Blood Sugar
  • Low Libido
  • Inability to Maintain Muscle Mass

With BioTE, treating the effects of hormone imbalance is made quick and trouble-free. Unlike other hormone replacement therapies, BioTE treats patients using infrequent pellet injections rather than other burdensome methods such as daily creams, gels, patches, and pills. Self-administered forms of treatments may be time-consuming and inconvenient for people who have hectic schedules or difficulty in maintaining consistency.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits

Men and women worldwide are vouching for the BioTE pellet’s ability to restore sustained levels of life-altering hormones. Treatments consistently deliver high satisfaction and leave patients eager to continue long-term therapy. The effects of each pellet injection can last for 3-5 months. Patients can expect 24-hour hormone administration without worrying about missing doses or experiencing “rollercoaster” effects such as emotional instability.

What Results to Expect:

  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Libido
  • Increased Stamina and Endurance
  • Weight Balance
  • Muscle Development and Retention
  • Decreased Migraine Frequency and Intensity
  • Ability to Fall Asleep
  • Mental Clarity and Ability to Focus
  • Lessened Depression and Anxiety
  • Reduced Risk of Breast and Endometrial Cancer
  • Reduced Risk of Osteoporosis
  • Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

How Long Will Results Last?

Patients can expect the benefits of bioidentical hormone pellet therapy to last for up to 6 months. Factors that can influence the longevity of a single treatment include

  • Sex
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Absorption Rates
  • Initial Hormone Levels

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Cost & Pricing Structure

BHRT costs vary based on individualized treatment plans, providers, and insurance coverage eligibility.

  • US National Average: $350-$800 per pellet
  • Our Price: Contact us for pricing
  • Additional Costs: Pre and post-pellet appointments
  • Insurance: Parts of treatment such as lab work may be covered, but not the individual bioidentical hormone pellets.

How the Procedure Works

Before beginning bioidentical pellet therapy, patients will meet with an experienced practitioner to discuss treatment objectives. Extensive lab work will determine eligibility for pellet insertion. Your practitioner will create an individualized treatment plan if you are a viable candidate for BHRT.

Before & Preparation

  • Lab work evaluates patient health and eligibility.
  • A practitioner will use lab results, symptom assessments, and medical history to determine an individualized dosing plan.
  • A BioTE practitioner will discuss treatment plans and pricing structures.
  • Patients can expect a quick, painless appointment. The entire process lasts about 15-30 minutes per patient/pellet.
  • Patients must avoid alcohol at least 24 hours before pelleting.
  • Patients must avoid blood-thinning medications for at least one week before pelleting.

During the Procedure

  • Your practitioner will numb the pellet insertion site.
  • Your practitioner will make a small incision and insert the hormone-infused pellet.
  • The treatment area will be bandaged.
  • The pellet will dissolve into the bloodstream.

Aftercare & Recovery

  • Remove outer bandages after 24 hours.
  • Remove inner bandages after 72 hours.
  • Icing the insertion area can help alleviate any discomfort.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 1-2 weeks.
  • Avoid being submerged in water for 1-2 weeks.
  • Patients may experience minor and short-lived discomforts and side effects.
  • After biote pellet therapy to male patient

Treated Conditions

BioTE BHRT is available for numerous hormone-related conditions. Treatment doses are highly personalized and vary based on a patient’s areas of concern. Common concerns among males (M) and females (F) include:

  • Chronic Exhaustion
  • Loss of Body Hair (M)
  • Loss of Muscle Mass (M)
  • Low Moods, Anxiousness, and Irritability
  • Hot Flashes
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Low Semen Volume (M)
  • High Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure
  • Increased Development of Breast Tissue (M)
  • Vaginal Dryness (F)
  • Weakened Immune System
  • Weight Gain (F)
  • Painful Intercourse (F)
  • Insomnia
  • Reduced Menstruation (F)
  • Incontinence (F)

Am I a Good Candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

BioTE pellet therapy is an excellent option for those seeking a natural method to address symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances. Patients can achieve benefits comparable to synthetic hormone replacement without experiencing the same drawbacks. This low-risk, low-maintenance, and painless treatment option allows patients to receive daily hormone therapy without worrying about missing doses, applying topicals, or ingesting medications.

Typical Age: 25+

Health Restrictions: Patients with a history of breast or reproductive cancers, high blood pressure, stroke, blood clots, or heart disease may not be eligible for BHRT.

Similar & Related Procedures

Traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT): BHRT and HRT both function to stabilize hormone levels. Unlike BHRT, conventional HRT consists of hormones derived from pregnant horse urine or other synthetic sources.

BioTE Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy vs. Hormone Replacement Therapy

BioTE BHRT HRT
Type of procedure: Minimally invasive Minimally invasive
Method of treatment: No Pills, topicals, patches, pessaries
Risks involved: Pellets Moderate
Longevity of results: Up to 6 months per pellet Until patient ends treatment
Anesthetic: Local None

Side Effects & Risks

BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a painless treatment with a low risk of subsequent discomfort. However, patients must be aware of possible complications. While uncommon, mild to moderate adverse reactions have been reported. Side effects may include:

  • Weight Gain
  • Acne
  • Fatigue
  • Cramps/Spotting
  • Mood Swings
  • Facial Hair in Women
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Hair Loss
  • Dry Skin
  • Changes in Libido
  • Trouble Focusing

Frequently Asked Questions

What are side effects of BioTE?

Side effects of BioTE range from psychological, physical, and physiological changes. The most common side effects in each category include mood swings, weight gain, and changes in libido. Although patients may experience several adversities, most side discomforts are temporary and easily treatable.

What is a BioTE treatment?

BioTE is a form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that uses hormone-enriched pellets to deliver personalized doses into the bloodstream. These pellets restore hormonal balance in men and women whose endocrine glands are underproductive. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based and offer the same quality of improvements achieved through synthetic hormones.

Do BioTE pellets help with weight loss?

When combined with physical activity and a balanced diet, BioTE can help reduce abdominal fat. Unbalanced hormones can lead to weight gain and weight loss resistance. However, with BHRT, BioTE pellets can work to rebalance the endocrine system and manage stubborn accumulations of fat around the belly.

What are the benefits of BioTE?

BioTE treatments can help restore one’s health and well-being. Patients can feel revitalized and rejuvenated throughout their days as BioTE pellets take 24-hour action. Expected benefits include increased libido, mood, stamina, and mental clarity. Relief is made easy, convenient, and pain-free.

Who is not a candidate for BioTE?

Patients with a history of breast or reproductive cancer, high or low blood pressure, cardiovascular dysfunctions, strokes, or blood clots are likely to be approved for BHRT. Practitioners may also deny treatment to those with a family history of these conditions.

Does BioTE cause weight gain?

In some cases, patients have reported experiencing weight gain as a side effect of BHRT due to hormone fluctuations following the incremental release of hormones in the BioTE pellets. However, weight management becomes workable as patients acclimate to the new therapy and become more active.