Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Sugar Land, TX

The stresses of a hormonal imbalance, including depression, decreased libido, and weight gain, are intolerable. There is a natural and highly effective hormone replacement therapy that can help you feel more like yourself again. Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics offers BioTE® hormone replacement therapy, a naturally occurring option that uses hormones that aren’t synthetic and are identical to your own. If you’re in the Sugar Land, Texas, area and want to learn more about BioTE, call or schedule an appointment online today.

BioTe Q & A

Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics

What is BioTE?

BioTE®, also known as bioidentical hormone therapy, is a method of hormone replacement that relies on naturally occurring estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone that is identical to what your body already produces.

BioTE is typically administered in the form of pellets that are placed under your skin, letting hormones steadily into your bloodstream to carry them to other parts of your body. BioTE is a more convenient hormone therapy option for many because the pellets steadily release hormones into your body for three to six months and you won’t need to come back to the office for shots or apply creams on a daily or weekly basis.

What symptoms can BioTE alleviate or decrease?

BioTE can decrease or fully alleviate many of the symptoms that come with a hormonal imbalance. These include:

  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Decreased libido
  • Insomnia
  • Energy loss
  • Weight gain
  • Memory loss

If any of these symptoms affect your life during menopause, andropause (men’s menopause), or maternity, your doctor can help you determine if your hormones are off-balance to the point of needing hormone therapy. BioTE helps alleviate these and other symptoms that may arise.

What are the risks of choosing BioTE?

BioTE is not FDA-approved since the components are natural. However, many report that there are fewer serious risks from BioTE than other forms of hormone therapy. The risks and side effects of using BioTE for hormone replacement include:

  • Increased likelihood of blood clots
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Acne
  • Weight gain

If you’re concerned about the risks that come with BioTE, your doctor can further discuss their likelihood with you and elaborate on the benefits, which often outweigh the risks. You can also discuss other options for hormone replacement therapy with your doctor to compare the risks.

Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you’re suffering from a hormonal imbalance, your life can be impacted in many ways. BioTE is one possible solution for hormone therapy that can have you feeling like yourself again. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online at Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics in Sugar Land, Texas, today.