Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy uses medications containing female or male hormones to replace declining levels through menopause in women or andropause in men. Hormone replacement therapy is used to treat common menopausal/andropausal symptoms, improving quality of life with long term health benefits. .
What is BioTEⓇ bioidentical hormone pellet therapy?
Dr. Datta has had a wonderful response to her bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy. After much research she chose to become a BioTEⓇ hormone treatment provider, offering a comprehensive and healthy hormone option for you who truly suffer with common female and male hormone imbalances like perimenopause and low testosterone.
Our hormones are special chemicals made by various glands in the human body. They act as messengers, telling other parts of the body when to perform their functions. Hormones control almost all of the tasks in the body. When they are out of balance, various symptoms occur.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones extracted from plants (especially soy and yam) that are very similar to those produced by the body. The common hormones that are matched are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy safe?
We use tiny hormone pellets (small tablets) that are placed under the skin on the back of the hip every 3-4 months. This method has proven to be very safe, as it bypasses liver metabolism, which is often a root cause of some side effects with hormone treatment. Risks for any medication always depend on your age and health. Dr. Datta’s in depth consultation will assess for your risks, benefits and alternatives.
Am I a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?
Hormone imbalances are often caused by natural aging, female menopause or male andropause, obesity or chronic medical conditions.
Hormone replacement treatment (HRT) often helps resolve symptoms of imbalances, such as:
- Low energy
- Weight gain
- Lack of response to exercise & diet
- Low mood or irritability
- Reduced sex drive
- Unsatisfactory sexual performance
- Vaginal dryness
- Erectie dysfunction
- Joint & muscle aches
- “Brain fog”
- Lack of concentration
- Hair and skin changes
- Sleep problems
- … and more!
BHRT may also help against long term effects of menopause / andropause such as these conditions:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Early death
- Dementia / Parkinsonism
- Anxiety or depression
Why are pellets the best delivery method for hormone replacement therapy?
Dr. Datta generally uses the pellet method of delivery for her bioidentical hormone replacement patients. This method bypasses the liver (as opposed to oral medications), which minimizes side effects of elevated cholesterol and blood clots. These pellets are compounded estradiol or testosterone extracted from organic plant materials and compressed into a small tablet.
Dr. Datta locally anesthetizes the area and then inserts the pellet under the skin at the back of the the upper hip area. The pellets release small amounts of the hormone directly into the bloodstream, allowing consistent level of hormone delivery. Other methods, such as creams, pills, or patches, can have fluctuations in the hormone level. The pellets last from 3-5 months, conveniently requiring only a few visits a year.