The BioTE® Method of Hormone Optimization
The Pelvic Floor Institute is a Certified Provider of the BioTE Method of hormone optimization therapy, which means we are able to offer patient-centric strategies to optimize hormones and extend health-spans for women.
What is BioTE® Medical?
BioTE Medical, a leader in precision and preventive medicine has translated over 80 years of scientific insight into clinically validated medical protocols that identify and treat the earliest indicators of aging. We work with each of our patients on an ongoing basis to analyze symptoms and lab results using a specially designed dosing algorithm to develop a unique treatment plan.
The Importance of Hormone Balance
For men and women, the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone perform several important processes. Both men and women begin to produce less of these hormones as they age, which can start as early as someone's mid 20s or early 30s. Most women see a significant drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause, while many men may experience a similar phenomenon relating to testosterone, known as andropause. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.
BioTE® Clinical Grade Nutraceuticals
BioTE clinical-grade nutraceuticals are often a necessary component of healthier aging and provide important nutritional support for vitamin and mineral deficiencies that may have created health deficits that have often been accumulating for years. BioTE nutraceuticals are specifically formulated to support hormone and thyroid optimization. They deliver improved, personalized outcomes for those patients with health deficits resulting from poor food quality, poor food choices, stress, health conditions, excessive alcohol intake, and drug-nutrient depletion. Many of these nutraceuticals are available in our online store. Click here for more!
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The BioTE method of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses custom-compounded pellets (approximately the size of a grain of rice) that contain doses of testosterone and estrogen. These hormones are bio-identical to those already present in the body and work to restore hormones to optimal levels. The pellets are placed subcutaneously in the buttocks and release a continuous stream of hormones as the body needs them. Once inserted, the pellets dissolve slowly, so that they only need to be re-administered every 4-6 months depending on the patient
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Women:
Hot flashes or flushes
Decreased sex drive
Discomfort during intercourse
Getting started with hormone optimization is easy. Give us a call to schedule a consultation to discuss your symptoms and health goals and schedule a lab test. At your appointment, we will walk you through hormone optimization and help you determine whether hormone replacement and/or nutraceuticals are right for you.