Hormones are special chemicals that help to orchestrate many of the body’s vital internal functions. To keep the body functioning properly, they must be in balance. When hormone levels fluctuate, it can have significant consequences for overall health and wellness.
Hormone levels slowly start to decrease in a person’s 30s. After the age of 30, men and women produce 3 to 10 percent less hormones every year. Hormone levels steeply drop off during perimenopause (pre-menopause), menopause and andropause (“male menopause”), wreaking havoc on the body. In addition to interrupting the body’s systems, research has found a link between hormonal imbalance and a heightened risk of serious disease, such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and osteoporosis.
Understanding Hormone Replacement Therapy
With the help of natural hormone replacement therapy with Dr. Robert Kessler at his Newport Beach plastic surgery practice , individuals suffering the effects of hormone imbalance can find relief and enjoy improved health.
The goal of hormone replacement therapy is to address hormone imbalance by replacing and rebalancing missing estrogen and testosterone (key hormones). There are several ways to achieve this: pills, creams, synthetic injections and patches.
Dr. Kessler uses BioTE hormone pellets, which are implanted under the skin and release bio-identical hormones into the bloodstream. Unlike other hormone therapies, BioTE delivers small, consistent doses all day, every day, which the body recognizes as its own. Each dosing is customized to the specific needs of the patient. The pellets are well-tolerated and last longer than other hormone treatments, with fewer side effects.
Do I Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?
You may benefit from hormone replacement therapy if you want relief from symptoms of menopause, perimenopause or andropause, including the following:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Diminished libido/sexual performance
- Vaginal dryness
- Dry skin
- Muscle loss
- Joint pain
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Decreased physical stamina
- Difficulty concentrating
Your Hormone Replacement Therapy
Prior to starting hormone replacement therapy, you will have blood taken and analyzed by a special laboratory. This information will be used to generate the unique dosing of your BioTE pellets. The pellets are created in a compound pharmacy and are made up of pure hormones without any filler or synthetic ingredients.
Once the pellets are ready, they can be implanted during a simple procedure in Dr. Kessler’s office. The pellets are smaller than a grain of rice and contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. They are positioned in the fatty tissue just beneath the surface of the skin. Once in place, the pellets imitate healthy ovaries or testicles, releasing a steady stream of hormones into the bloodstream. Thanks to the unique delivery system, the blood flow surrounding the pellets picks up exactly what the body needs to achieve the right hormonal balance.
The pellets last three to five months. Since they are completely natural, they dissolve in the body. Most women have pellets implanted every three to four months, and men have them implanted every four to five months.
Learn More about BioTE Hormone Pellet Therapy
If you are interested in reducing symptoms of menopause, perimenopause or andropause — and enjoying benefits like more energy, better sleep and enhanced mental sharpness — BioTE hormone pellet therapy can help. Please contact Dr. Rob Kessler to inquire about the therapy and whether it is right for your needs.