Gulf Coast Healthcare
Advanced Chiropractic & Physical Rehabilitation located in Seabrook, TX
As you get older, your body produces fewer hormones, which can result in uncomfortable symptoms. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE® pellets can reduce these symptoms and improve your quality of life. At Gulf Coast Healthcare, advanced chiropractic specialist Mark Hill, DC, and the team offer hormone replacement therapy with BioTE to adults. To make an appointment at the practice in Seabrook, Texas, click the online scheduling tool today or call the office.
What is BioTE?
BioTE is a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. It uses implantable pellets, patches, or gels with hormones that are identical to what the body produces to restore balance.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is often used to minimize the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, but it’s also worth considering if you have osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, or a thyroid disorder. Men experiencing low testosterone are also good candidates for BioTE.
The hormones that BioTE uses come from plants. Because they’re chemically identical to the hormones produced by your body, you experience fewer side effects and improved treatment outcomes.
Who can benefit from BioTE?
Anyone who experiences low hormone levels due to the natural aging process or an underlying health problem can benefit from BioTE. That’s especially true if you regularly experience symptoms like:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
- Sleep issues
You might also benefit from treatment with BioTE if you have a low libido or experience pain during sexual intercourse.
Aside from reducing the uncomfortable symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, research suggests BioTE may improve the thickness, appearance, and elasticity of your skin.
Am I a candidate for BioTE?
Before recommending BioTE treatment, your Gulf Coast Healthcare, provider asks about your symptoms and conducts a comprehensive physical. Afterward, they draw a sample of your blood and send it to a laboratory for analysis.
If the laboratory determines you have a hormone imbalance, they alert the team at Gulf Coast Healthcare. After receiving the results, your provider explains them to you in-depth and develops a custom treatment plan.
What does BioTE pellet treatment involve?
BioTE treatment begins with a brief outpatient procedure. During the visit, you lie face down on an exam table. Your provider administers a local anesthetic in your lower back (just beneath your love handles) and makes a small incision. They insert a BioTE pellet into the incision and cover it with a small bandage.
Following pellet insertion, avoid lower body exercises (like squats) and swimming for at least a week.
Over time, the pellet breaks down and releases hormones into your bloodstream. During the course of treatment, you regularly return to Gulf Coast Healthcare, for progress appointments. When the pellet needs replacing, you return to the office.
Is BioTE treatment safe?
BioTE treatment is safe and usually well-tolerated. Some people experience mild symptoms like acne and bloating immediately following pellet insertion, but these issues typically resolve within a week. If you don’t feel well or experience symptoms that persist, contact the team at Gulf Coast Healthcare, immediately.
To learn more about bioidentical hormone therapy with BioTE, make an appointment at Gulf Coast Healthcare, by calling the office today or booking online.