Bio-identical hormones are non-synthetic, plant-based hormones that are identical biologically to human hormones. The best analogy to differentiate bio-identical from synthetic hormones is to look at the hormones and the receptors they activate as locks and keys. The hormone is the key, and the receptors they work upon are the locks. Bio-identical hormones fit perfectly in the lock and unlock all of the beneficial effects of hormones and when dosed properly, as with the BioTE Pellet Therapy method, have minimal to no side effects. Synthetic hormones, however, fit in the lock but do not turn the lock and release many unwanted side effects.
What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Pellet Therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy. Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy – which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient – BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy, is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to 4 to 6 months, without any “roller coaster” effects. Because the hormones used are completely natural, Pellet Therapy is ideal for patients wanting the benefits of a natural hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic.
What are the benefits of BHRT?
Hormones rejuvenate, regenerate, and restore. They serve as powerful chemical messengers sent to specific cells throughout the body to orchestrate many of the body’s internal functions and how the organs behave. Even a small fluctuation in levels can cause big changes in cells or even disrupt the balance throughout the entire body. Too much or too little of a hormone can have serious consequences. This is another reason to be cautious when selecting hormone replacement therapy. The goal should always be hormonal balance and based on science rather than experimentation or guessing. Many therapies merely attempt to replenish estrogen and/or progesterone and testosterone but never achieve homeostasis. And too many physicians lack the expertise or knowledge to attain the proper outcome. Any endocrinologist will advise that hormonal balance equates to health. Research continues to indicate that hormones are key to the intricate interrelationships of the body’s parts and systems. They play a pivotal role in a patient’s overall health.