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BioTE

Bio-Identical Hormones

North Florida Women's Care is excited to offer an all-natural, bio-identical alternative to synthetic hormone products. BioTE® pellets are cardio-activated and about the size of a grain of rice. Tucked just beneath the skin, the pellets allow patients to receive estrogen and/or testosterone consistently in the same way bodies naturally release them.

Balanced hormones are essential for good health and disease prevention as we age. This treatment seeks to improve overall health and quality of life for patients suffering from decreased hormone levels.

Symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

✓ difficulty sleeping
✓ lack of energy
✓ focus and memory
✓ moodiness
✓ muscle or joint pain
✓ low libido
✓ weight gain

 

Estrogen

Obtaining your optimal estrogen level can:
 

  • Protect against heart disease and stroke
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Protect against vaginal atrophy (vaginal dryness)
  • Help with urinary incontinence
  • Reduce hot flashes
  • Decrease skin wrinkles

Estrogens also help with fatigue, depression, mood swings and decreased libido. Estrogen dominance/overload can lead to many symptoms including breast tenderness, uterine bleeding, weight gain and irritability.

Testosterone

Studies have shown, testosterone hormone therapy can provide a woman with:

  • mental clarity
  • increased libido
  • increased muscle tone and mass

When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise.

The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscle, bone, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women, and it can be dangerous to long-term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.

The musculoskeletal system is also adversely affected by the loss of testosterone. By not having bio-identical hormone therapy, the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints.

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