BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. What is BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy?
A. Pellet Therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body's normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy. Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy, which produce 'roller-coaster' hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient. BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy, is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to 4 to 6 months, without any 'roller coaster' effect.
Because the hormones used are completely natural, Pellet Therapy is ideal for patients wanting the benefits of a natural hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic.
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Q. What are Hormone Pellets?
A. BioTE® Medical Hormone Therapy Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. A compounding pharmacist, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the estrogen and testosterone utilized in the pellets.
These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and most closely mimic the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regards to hormone release into the bloodstream. The hormone pellet implantation procedure is easily performed in the office.
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Q. What if my primary care physician says that there is no data to support the use of pellet implants? And is it safe?
A. It's about a patient making an informed choice. Researched and developed since 1939 in the US and Europe, there is a myriad of data to support the "long term" safety and efficacy of hormones delivered by pellet implants. Bio-identical hormone Pellet Therapy is being used safely in 5 continents and has been studied for 8 decades, not only looking at safety and efficacy but the prevention of disease states such as breast cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's dementia, Type 2 diabetes and so much more.
There are hundreds of studies available to practitioners with regards to hormone pellet therapy, unfortunately most do not know where to find them nor take or have the time to research the studies.
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