Along with the various apparent changes, aging changes how body systems work and are controlled. The same goes for the endocrine system consisting of organs, tissues, and regulating hormones. Hormones are the body’s natural chemical messengers produced at one location and are released into the bloodstream to the tissues and organs. Some target tissues become less sensitive, and their activity also decreases with aging. With every passing year blood level of certain hormones increases; some hormones decrease, and some remain unchanged. Aging also changes the functionality of specific organs that produce hormones and are controlled by other hormones.
Sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone perform various bodily mechanisms in men and women. From the age, mid-’20s or early ’30s, the number of sex hormones starts decreasing. Many women complain of a significant drop in estrogen and progesterone with menopause. Similarly, many men experience a reduction in testosterone levels with the event of andropause.
Hormones are essential for primary bodily functions, and their imbalance may cause noticeable changes and complications throughout the body. For example, the imbalance in female hormones with age causes the symptoms such as fatigue, night sweats, hot flashes, trouble sleeping, weight gain, anxiousness, low sex drive, uncomfortable intercourse, low mood, and mood swings. Similarly, hormonal imbalance in men causes symptoms such as low sex drive, fatigue, increased body mass, decreased bone density, brain fog, mood changes, stress, anxiousness, high cholesterol, and increased blood sugar.
Recent advancements in medical sciences have come up with the solution to hormonal imbalance through hormone replacement therapy and the BioTE hormone optimization method. Setiba Medical spa is proud to offer patient-centric approaches to replace hormones and hormonal optimization to increase the life span of both men and women. We are glad to tell you more about hormone replacement therapy and BioTE. Let’s explore!
What is BIOTE and Hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a process of replacing natural hormones with bioidentical processed hormones for patients who experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the common bioidentical hormones obtained from plant sources. The US food and drug administration has approved many bioidentical hormones, and few are custom-made compounded hormones prepared by a pharmacist on the prescription of health care providers. Bioidentical hormones come in various dosage forms, such as pills, creams, gels, sprays, and vaginal inserts.
Hormone replacement therapy is also known as hormone therapy, where estrogen levels drop during menopause and cause uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flushes, low sex drive, and vaginal dryness. The replacement therapy helps in relieving all the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance.
The BioTE method of hormonal replacement and optimization is to replace the existing hormones with custom compounded pallets containing estrogen and progesterone doses. The processed compound hormone pallets are approximately equal to the rice grain size and are given in different dosage forms.
What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy and BIOTE?
The following benefits are associated with hormone replacement therapy;
- Improves menopausal and andropause symptoms in men and women
- Improves quality of life and health span of each man and woman
- Improves energy levels
- Restores sex drive
- Make moods consistent
- Elevate low moods
- Decrease anxiety and depression associated with hormonal imbalance
- Increases mental clarity
- It helps you to get your body back in shape and size
- BioTE clinical-grade nutraceuticals provide nutritional support to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Are BioTE and hormone replacement therapies safe?
Before getting into treatment, Emilia always performs a physical exam following a comprehensive blood panel to assess the current hormone levels and the changes associated with an imbalance in the blood levels of hormones. Setiba Medical offers customized hormone therapy plans.
You will start noticing results within two to three weeks of hormone therapy, and it takes up to eight weeks to show full effects.
For further information on services at Setiba Medical Spa in Westlake Village, CA, book your initial appointment by filling out an online consultation form or call/text.