Fluctuations in hormone levels are a natural part of the aging process. You probably experienced raging hormones during your teen years, but the same can be true as you reach the opposite end of the spectrum. If you’re experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance such as low sex drive or weight gain, you should talk to Dr. Mark Grimsley, an integrative medicine specialist at Vitality Ageless Center.
Dr. Grimsley uses BioTE® hormone replacement therapy to correct hormone imbalances, restoring them to normal levels and giving you the quality of life you deserve. Call to learn more about BioTE hormone replacement therapy or book an appointment online today.
BioTE Hormone Replacement Q & A
What Is Biote Hormone Replacement Therapy?
BioTE Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses bio-identical hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate your body’s natural hormones. Often delivered in pellet form, BioTE helps regulate your hormone levels and reduces symptoms associated with hormone imbalances.
During BHRT, Dr. Grimsley will insert a BioTE hormone pellet in the fatty tissue underneath your skin 2 to 4 times each year. Though BioTE pellets are smaller than a grain of rice, they provide a slow and steady release of hormones to counteract the up and down hormone fluctuations you might experience with other hormone replacement products.
What are the Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance?
When hormone levels aren’t what they should be, you may experience symptoms such as weight gain that occur with low testosterone in men and low estrogen levels in women. Hormone imbalance commonly occurs with aging and during menopause in women. If you experience any of the following symptoms, talk with Dr. Grimsley at our weight-loss center about how BioTE® hormone replacement can restore your quality of life.
Symptoms of hormone imbalance in men and women are:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sex drive
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increases in body fat
- Mood changes
- Chronic fatigue
- Decreases in bone mass
- Brain fog
- Lower mental capacity
- Night Sweats
- Hot flashes
- Cold feet or hands
- Decreases in sex drive
- Weight gain
What Should I Expect During BioTE Pellet Insertion?
BioTE pellet insertion is an in-office procedure that takes only a few minutes to complete. Once you are brought into the exam room, Dr. Grimsley will numb the insertion site so you won’t feel pain.
A small incision is then made, most commonly in the upper buttocks, and the pellet is inserted underneath the fatty tissue. The incision is then covered with a small bandage.
How Long Do Biote Pellets Take to Work?
The amount of time it takes for hormone levels to normalize after BioTE pellet insertion varies from patient to patient. It can take two to four weeks for you to notice positive results from BioTE hormone therapy, and up to six months for you to experience its full effects.When you’re ready to feel more energized, reduce symptoms of hormone imbalance, and improve your sex life, call us to book an appointment today or schedule one online.
If you are in need of hormone therapy in Suwanee, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Buford, Flowering Branch or any city in Gwinnett County, call us today at (770) 614-6266 to set up a complimentary consultation.