Hormone Imbalance in Women
Estrogen isn't just one hormone but a group of hormones mainly produced by your ovarian follicles, the placenta and the corpus luteum, the substance remaining after ovulation. Women need estrogen for maintaining bone health, regulating cholesterol and enlarging the uterus during childbirth. Estrogen also plays a crucial role in minimizing calcium loss by interacting with the parathyroid hormone, which explains why women are more prone to suffering osteoporosis during menopause when estrogen levels are at their lowest.
Progesterone levels also decrease significantly as menopause approaches and the ovaries no longer need to produce hormones necessary for reproduction.
For women, the loss of estrogen and progesterone during perimenopause and menopause causes a wide range of unpleasant and unhealthy problems:
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain, especially around the abdomen
- Dry skin/premature wrinkling
- Recurring bladder infections.
- Insomnia/sleep disturbances
- Lack of energy/daytime fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating and remembering
- Joint pain/muscle aches
Untreated hormone imbalance can severely impact a woman's quality of life. Your doctor may misdiagnose your hormone imbalance as side effects of depression and prescribe an antidepressant. Unfortunately, antidepressants could worsen your hormone imbalance symptoms.
Testosterone Deficiency in Men
Testosterone is critically important to men's overall health? In fact, ensuring testosterone levels remain where they should be may help prevent numerous age-related medical problems commonly affecting men over 35. These problems include:
- Sleep disturbances such as insomnia or sleeping too much
- Lack of energy/daytime fatigue
- Difficulty remembering, focusing and other cognitive issues ("brain fog")
- Feeling depressed, anxious and moody
- Increased abdominal fat/inability to lose weight with diet and exercise
- Loss of muscle tone and strength
- Reduced sexual desire/erectile dysfunction
Patient Testimonial from our office on BioTE:
What is BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Men and women suffering symptoms of hormone loss are rapidly discovering the many benefits of BioTE® hormone replacement therapy, a revolutionary HRT using rice-sized hormone pellets to release plant-derived, bio-identical testosterone and estrogen into the body as needed.
Placed under the skin via a pain-free procedure, BioTE® pellets deliver precise doses of hormones identical to hormones made within the body. Men and women opting for BioTE® hormone replacement therapy report a significant reduction in symptoms and much improved quality of life.
Unlike other forms of HRT (oral, injection, patches) that cannot introduce hormones into the body consistently, BioTE® won't cause unpleasant energy or mood fluctuations as a result of your body adjusting to abnormal hormone levels. Instead, BioTE® keeps hormone levels stable and sustained for five months following insertion of pellets. In addition, BioTE® is a pure hormone that is not broken down into byproducts via the stomach and liver. In fact, BioTE® pellets act like a hormone delivery system responding accurately to your body's need for hormones as blood continuously flows around the pellets.
BioTE® in the Surrounding Communities of Leesburg, Fruitland Park, Eustis, Tavares, Mount Dora, and Umatilla, FL
Buchanan Health Center now provides BioTE® hormone replacement therapy for men and women suffering symptoms of hormone deficiency. In addition to serving clients in Leesburg, The Villages, and Mount Dora, Buchanan Health Center invites residents of Umatilla, Tavares, Eustis and Fruitland Park to call 352-787-8531 and schedule a same-day appointment at our main office or satellite location.