Hormone Replacement Therapy
HORMONE IMBALANCE IN MEN
Male hormones regulate bodily functions and processes in men. When these hormones are imbalanced, they can have serious effects on the body. Learn more about the symptoms of hormone imbalance in men below.
What are the Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Men?
Ranging from mild to severe, the symptoms of an imbalance in male hormones are frustrating and can affect everyday life. Some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance in men may include:
- Low energy*
- Inability to sleep*
- Weight gain*
- Brain fog*
- Inability to maintain muscle mass*
- Low mood*
- Unstable blood sugar*
- Low blood pressure*
Reproductive Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men
The reproductive symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men may include:
- Decreased sexual performance*
- Low libido*
- A lack of interest in sexual activity*
- Low self-esteem*
HORMONE OPTIMIZATION FOR MEN
One of the primary goals of Biote is to help men balance their hormones. Learn more about the Biote Method of balancing hormones in men below.
How to Get Started With Bioidentical Hormone Balance Therapy
First, a patient schedules an office visit to test current hormone levels. Based on a comprehensive consultation and extensive lab work, providers determine candidacy through the Biote Method. Patients will schedule a quick follow-up appointment to review their results and, if they qualify as a candidate, they can receive pellet therapy insertion that day.
What is the Goal of Balancing Hormones in Men?
The goal of hormone optimization therapy is to provide patients with an enhanced sense of wellbeing. This could mean a return to the balance they once knew, or it could also mean providing a balance never felt by the patient before. In addition to feeling great, balancing male hormones may be able to help reduce the risk of certain concerns connected to hormone health.*
What is the Biote Method of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may begin to balance male hormones within up to two to four weeks. However, everyone is different and in some cases it may take a second pellet insertion to feel the full benefits. The Biote Method of BHRT is customized to each patient’s unique physiology based on a consultation and extensive lab work. Because of this, every program is tailored to the patient.
What Can Male Patients Expect From BHRT?
While everyone’s results are different, the process for considering, getting, monitoring, and continuing with BHRT is typically the same with most patients. The first appointment with a Biote Certified Provider will involve extensive hormone testing. The next appointment will review the patient’s test results. Then, if the provider finds that the patient’s hormone levels are unbalanced and determines that the patient is a candidate, the hormone pellet insertion can be performed during that visit. The next round of BHRT pellets will be inserted in up to three to six months, depending on a variety of factors that determine absorption rates and needs as every patient’s path to balancing hormones is unique.