Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers and play a big role in many bodily functions: metabolism, reproduction, temperature regulation, mood, and even sexual function.
The slightest imbalance in your hormones can create havoc throughout your body. Hormone imbalances can lead to weight gain, thinning hair, low libido, and mood swings.
The good news is that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help restore hormonal balance and alleviate some less-than-pleasant symptoms. BHRT uses compounded hormones identical in structure to the hormones your body naturally produces.
Here at OB/GYN Care Orlando in Oviedo, Florida, Dr. Gene Krishingner Jr. and our team offer BHRT with BioTe® hormone pellets. As BioTe-certified providers, we know firsthand the many advantages of using BHRT. Read on to learn six key benefits of BioTe hormone therapy.
1. BioTe hormone therapy helps alleviate physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance
Estrogen is essential for vaginal lubrication, growth of the egg follicle, regulation of uterine secretions, and so much more. As your body ages, you may start to produce less and less estrogen. That can lead to physical symptoms, such as:
- Vaginal atrophy
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during intercourse (due to dryness)
- Increased urinary tract infections (due to dryness)
- Dry skin
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Tender breasts
- Sleep issues (insomnia, night sweats)
BioTe hormone therapy can help restore your hormones to reduce these symptoms.
2. BioTe hormone therapy helps alleviate mental and emotional symptoms of hormonal imbalance
Hormone imbalances can also cause mental and emotional symptoms, including irritability, mood swings, trouble concentrating, and brain fog. BioTe can help improve your mental and emotional states by regulating your hormones.
3. Bioidentical hormone therapy works with your body
There are different types of hormone therapy, namely, synthetic hormone therapy and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Synthetic hormone therapy uses synthetic hormones that mimic your natural hormones.
Bioidentical hormones, however, duplicate the exact molecular structure of naturally produced hormones in your body. As a result, your body recognizes these hormones instantly and uses BioTe the same way it uses hormones your body produces.
4. BioTe hormone therapy can boost your libido
Low libido is a common side effect in both men and women who experience hormone imbalances. It’s a top complaint during menopause too.
We know that sexual wellness is important, which is why we offer solutions to support your sexual health. That includes BioTe hormone therapy.
By restoring optimal hormonal levels, you can experience a boost in libido while eliminating pesky symptoms (such as vaginal dryness) that can further affect your sexual pleasure.
5. Hormone therapy can help prevent bone density loss
Too little (or even too much) of any particular hormone can affect your bones. Low estrogen can contribute to osteopenia and osteoporosis. Hormone therapy can help reduce your risk of bone density loss during menopause.
Other tips for preventing bone density loss include engaging in weight-bearing exercises and eating foods with calcium and vitamin D.
6. No need to worry about daily pills or creams
BioTe hormone therapy uses pellets. Each pellet is about the size of a grain of rice and is easily inserted under your skin during a quick, in-office visit. The pellets release the just-right-for-you amount of hormones slowly over time. You won’t need to mess with daily pills or creams.
To learn more about BioTe or to schedule an appointment, call us at 321-304-6249. You can also book your visit online.