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Your Ultimate Guide to Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Hormone Health, Men's Health, Women's Health

Here’s What You Need to Know About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Our medical spa in Salt Lake City, Utah is proudly offering age management services for him AND her with bio-identical identical hormone therapy (BHRT) pellets. We offer free consultations to answer all your questions and ensure that hormone pellets are the right method of age management for you. If you’re unsure, you can also start with our Hormone Health Quiz which our team personally reviews to provide feedback based on your symptoms.

How Optimizing Your Hormones Works

Our hormone pellet system is customized for each unique individual. We order a blood panel test before creating a hormone plan. This helps our hormone experts create the correct dosing for you, we like to take the guess work of trial and error out of the equation as much as possible. After you have received your pellets, we order a smaller round of lab work to make sure you are at the optimized level of hormonal balance.

Symptoms of Low Hormones

Some common symptoms of low hormones in men and women include:

  • Extreme fatigue or hitting a wall mid-day

  • Mood swings or Depression

  • Anxiety, tension, irritability

  • Lack of sleep orWaking up at 3-4 am

  • Memory loss, lack of focus, brain fog

  • Hot flashes or Night sweats

  • Weight gain

  • Migraine or Severe headaches

  • Joint pain

  • Decreased sex drive or Performance

Common Benefits of Optimizing Your Hormones

When you go through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can expect some positive outcomes, such as:

  • Increased energy

  • Depression and anxiety relief

  • Feelings of wellbeing

  • Improved cognitive clarity, memory, focus

  • Prostate, breast, and cardiovascular protection

  • Increased bone and muscle strength

  • Reduced body fat

  • Lower cholesterol

  • Enhanced libido and performance

BHRT Benefits for Women

For Women, Bio-identical Hormone Therapy Pellets are changing the way a woman ages. Studies have shown that optimized estrogen levels can improve mood, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, impaired vision, and Parkinson’s disease. Women on estrogen are 50% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Don’t forget testosterone!  Testosterone can provide a woman with mental clarity, increased libido, muscle tone and mass. BioTE pellets can help a woman suffering from hot flashes and emotional imbalance. It can also aid in preventing muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints.

BHRT Benefits for Men

For Men, studies have shown that men begin losing testosterone at a rate of 3%-10% per year beginning at age 30.  Symptoms of testosterone deficiency may include fatigue, lack of mental acuity and loss of libido. Other results of low testosterone can include weight gain or difficulty losing weight, loss of muscle mass, feeling sluggish, depression, and irritability. Pellet therapy is the only delivery method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day and is only need a couple times a year vs weekly shots, daily creams, or other synthetic therapies.

Why bio-Identical hormone pellets?

Studies have shown that optimized hormones greatly reduce the risk of serious health problems such as, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease, and Diabetes.  The pellet delivery method is able to sustain hormone levels throughout the day for up to 3-6 months without the ‘roller coaster’ effect. BioTE hormone pellets release bio-identical estrogen and/or testosterone continuously into the bloodstream. It is the best method to increase bone density and is protective to the breasts, bones, brain, heart, and relationships.

  • The rIght kind of hormone || Bio-identical

  • The right amount || Individualized dosing

  • The right delivery method || Pellets

How big are the pellets?

Hormone pellets are about the size of a grain of rice. They come in different dose amounts of Testosterone and Estradiol. Progesterone is best taken orally so this does not come in a pellet form.

Learn more about our bio-identical hormone replacement therapy service.

How can I get started with bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy?

Beginning your journey toward optimal health starts with a simple blood test. Our providers in Millcreek, UT will order a comprehensive panel of blood work to check a number of health indicators to provide a broad view of the present state of your body. Tests may include a thyroid panel, hormone panel, PSA (prostate health), insulin resistance, inflammation, vitamin B12, vitamin D25, liver function, kidney function, electrolytes, a lipid panel for cholesterol levels, and blood count. It helps our provider offer you a customized approach on various aspects of your life to help improve the overall quality of your life from hormone balance, thyroid optimization, supplements best for your body, and life style considerations.

What to Expect During Your Visit

  1. After your lab results are received, we will invite you to the office or schedule a phone call for your initial lab review and consultation. This portion of the office visit last about 45 minutes to review your blood work results, answer your individual questions, and review recommendations for optimal health.

  2. Our primary goal is to empower you with information specific to your health so you can make an informed decision about hormone balance and other recommendations toward optimal health.

  3. The provider will review your lifestyle, your concerns, and make suggestions to help you feel your best.

  4. If you decide to proceed with the bio-identical hormone replacement pellets the procedure is about 15 minutes.

  5. Follow-up instructions will be given to you and we remain available to answer questions along your journey toward optimal health.

Next Steps

If you think Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy might be right for you, you can learn more here. We highly recommend setting up a free consultation to learn more or taking our hormone health quiz to get personalized feedback on your current symptoms.

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