Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
West Palm Beach
Natural Hormones for Men and Women
Our bodies produce almost 200 hormones daily that float around keeping it functioning properly. It’s miraculous that the human body works as beautifully as it does! Keeping your hormones in balance is vital for day-to-day health and metabolism. Unfortunately, as we age, we stop producing the hormones that we did in our twenties and in the amounts necessary to retain our youthfulness.
Understanding Bioidentical Hormones
BioTE®’s bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) means replacement of your body’s natural hormones with hormones that are biologically and molecularly identical to those your body used to produce. In other words, bioidentical hormones have the same exact chemical structure and look the same under the microscope as those produced naturally by your body. This is different than synthetic hormones such as Prempro, Vivelle, and Premarin, which are not specifically designed for you and are often too strong and produce unbearable side effects. BioTE® is used to treat premenopause (PMS), perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. The three main hormones used in BHRT are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. Replacement of your hormones needs to be balanced properly for “you”. Hormones are not “one size fits all” – your needs and responses are as unique to you as your fingerprints. What works best for you may not work for your best friend.
If we have the correct blend of these hormones, in the right amounts, at the right time, we feel fine. And if not, then we start to have problems. We start with the lowest dose that alleviates your symptoms. BHRT will benefit you not only by relief of menopause related symptoms, but also will maintain heart health, bone health, tissue growth and repair, muscle mass, fat loss, and mental sharpness. They also improve the mood and emotional stability, sleep, libido, energy levels, and help prevent memory loss.
And how about the man in your life?
Yes, there is a male menopause which is called Andropause. You may recognize it better as the “Grumpy Old Man Syndrome.” Men begin to feel that they are in a bad mood all the time and don’t know why. They may begin to experience intolerance and discontent with their job. It may just be low testosterone. When testosterone is replaced, men experience benefits with increased muscle mass, decreased body fat, improved mood and sense of well being, increased energy, and improved sexual performance.
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Is BioTE® right for you?
Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Difficulty Sleeping at Night
Lack of Energy and Fatigue During the Day
Reduced Mental Focus and Memory
Moody, Anxious or Depressed
Weight Gain Including Increased Fat Around Mid-Section
Inability to Lose Weight Regardless of Healthy Diet and Exercise
Decreased Muscle Strength
Muscle and/or Joint Pain
Reduced Sexual Desire and Performance
Positive Effects of Natural Testosterone for Men & Women
Increased energy, vitality & zest for life
Improved feeling of overall well-being
Depression and anxiety relief
Improved cognitive clarity, memory and focus
Breast, cardiovascular and prostate protection
Increased bone and muscle strength
Reducing body fat and lowers cholesterol
Enhances libido and performance
BioTE® Iodine Plus – aids in natural hormone production and balance.
BioTE® Omega 30 Plus – a combination of 30 fatty acids.
BioTE® Omega 3 – aids in muscle activity, blood clotting, prevention, digestion, brain health, fertility and cell division growth.
BioTE® DIM – this natural component can balance the metabolism of estrogen in the body.
BioTE® Probiotic – aid variety of gastrointestinal issues including immune system support.
Thorne® Meriva 500-SF – Curcumin enhances the activity of the COMT enzyme that helps metabolize estrogen via methylation.
Thorne® Methyl Guard Plus – helps support proper estrogen metabolism and health homocysteine levels.
BioTE® Whole Food Multi – a unique blend of 12 organic, Non GMO, Gluten Free fruits and vegetables.
BioTE® A D K – a combination of protection and absorption for the body.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and have the same chemical structure as the hormones manufactured by our bodies. Drug companies cannot patent a bioidentical structure; therefore they create “synthetic” hormones. The compounding pharmacy we use, BioTE, uses hormones are derived from natural sources such as soy and glandular extracts and are made at a compounding pharmacy to our specifications. Prescription drugs such as as Synthroid, Levothyroxin, Premarin and Provera are synthetic and we believe could be toxic to the human body. BioTE compounds the hormones and supplements to treat the exact levels of the patient’s specific needs. Not all levels are the same for each patient, so synthetic mass-produced drugs will not deliver optimal results necessary to make patients feel better.
How do I know if I am a candidate for BioTE®?
The aging process begins in your early 30s. If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you would benefit greatly from our BHRT program:
Low sex drive
How will I feel?
Feeling better is the most common outcome expected! The great thing about hormone imbalances is that they are easily correctable. Our patients’ outcomes are extremely successful and they are well pleased. It is recommended to follow the protocol set by Dr. Gardner for at least 9 months to see full changes in increased energy, mental vitality, weight loss, and mood swings. Most of our patients begin to feel better and see results as soon as 2 weeks!
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