Black Maternal Health
Black Maternal Health Week is recognized each year
Dr. Arthur Clements is excited to offer patients BioTE®, 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.
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.
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.