What is BioTE?
As a personalized hormone replacement therapy treatment (HRT), BioTE is designed specifically for each individual patient. The customized BioTE pellets are carefully implanted underneath the skin in order to slowly release chemically identical hormones into the bloodstream. Each pellet contains doses of estrogen and/or testosterone that are ideal for the specific patient. These hormones are specifically designed in order to replicate the hormones that the body naturally produces, also known as bioIdentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT. BioTE hormone replacement can be helpful for both men and women who experience several issues, including:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Weight gain
- Low sex drive
- Low energy
- Stress and anxiety
- Extreme fatigue
- Difficulty sleeping
- High cholesterol
At Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, our team of skilled medical professionals is certified to provide innovative BioTE hormone replacement therapy. Our Grapevine, TX male and female patients have experienced exceptional improvements with the use of hormone replacement therapy with BioTE, and it is all achieved without the hassle and inconvenience of daily medication. Learn more about BioTE therapy and its benefits by contacting our Grapevine, TX facility today to schedule your initial consultation.
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What are the benefits of BioTE?
Hormone changes cause a variety of unwanted symptoms. For example, menopause leads to hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, fatigue, and mood swings in women. BioTE hormone replacement therapy alleviates these symptoms by providing the body with the hormones needed to function properly. Patients work with our team for the following benefits:
- Experience: Our staff has years of experience performing successful hormone replacement.
- Customization: Each treatment is specifically designed for each individual patient.
- Safety: BioTE is a safe and effective way to treat hormone imbalances.
Is BioTe Right for me?
In both men and women, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone contribute to a number of crucial processes within the body. As we get older, hormone levels can begin to change and drop, leading to a number of unpleasant side effects. In particular, when women go through menopause, they notice a drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause; additionally, many men can go through a similar event that relates to testosterone. The below symptoms and side effects are just a few of the issues that Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine patients notice before BioTE treatment.
Symptoms in men:
- Decreased sex drive
- Fatigue and trouble sleeping
- Loss of muscle and bone mass
- Weight gain
- Moodiness and irritability
- High blood sugar and cholesterol
Symptoms in women:
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Dryness and changes in the skin
- Decreased estrogen levels
- Hot flashes
- Pain during intercourse
How does BioTE Work?
Following a consultation, we will schedule you to come in periodically during the year to have your BioTE insertion treatments. The treatment only lasts a short time, and a local anesthetic is applied to the upper part of your buttocks prior to a small incision being made. The BioTE hormone pellets are only the size of a grain of rice, and they are carefully injected underneath the skin. To close the small incision, a surgical adhesive is utilized. Within a few months, the pellet emits your personally designed dosage of hormones to allow your body to better regulate its hormone levels.
The BioTE pellets not only help to stabilize your hormones but they can also:
- Increase libido
- Aid in intestinal absorption
- Provide functional support to your brain, liver, and heart
- Help with weight loss
- Enhance your sleeping patterns
What Should I Expect After BioTE Treatments?
Over time, the BioTE pellets begin to dissolve slowly. Therefore, follow-up procedures will need to be scheduled every 4 – 6 months in order to maintain your overall results. Our team can work with you to curate an appropriate treatment plan specifically for your needs and health goals.
Will medical insurance cover BioTE?
Unfortunately, no. BioTE treatments are not covered by any insurance plans. However, we can work with our patients to find a treatment plan and financing options that fit within their budget. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
How long does it take for BioTE pellets to begin working?
This will vary from one patient to another depending on the unique way their body reacts to the treatment. Typically, patients will begin noticing the effects of BioTE anywhere from three days to three weeks after receiving their first pellet.
Are there any side effects associated with BioTE?
There are a few side effects that can be caused by BioTE though they are usually relatively minor. These can include a lack of energy, issues concentrating, increased sweating, change in libido, vaginal dryness, hair loss, weight gain, and dry skin.
How can you tell if your hormones are out of balance?
Multiple factors might create an imbalance in your hormone levels. Some of these factors include the natural effects of aging, lifestyle changes, ongoing stress, drugs and medications you take, menopause, and other health concerns. Hormone imbalances also look differently in individuals of different genders. As an example, women might have irregular menstrual cycles, while men can have impacted sexual drive and/or stamina, weight gain, or loss of muscle mass.
What are some long-term benefits of BioTe hormone replacement therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy supports your body and brain's return to ideal function. It may enhance your temperament, sleep, energy levels, mental function, and libido, as well as providing improvements to individuals who feel frustrated or disheartened about their hormone fluctuations. The Kotsanis Institute team will provide additional information during the consultation and primary hormone assessment.
Experience Wellness With BioTE
At Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, our skilled team is proud to provide innovative BioTE hormone therapy. If you are experiencing any unpleasant symptoms due to hormone imbalances, BioTE may be an ideal treatment option for you. Contact our Grapevine, TX office to learn more about this treatment and to schedule a consultation.