Below are some of the most common questions our Irving hormone therapy patients have.
A: Studies have shown that balanced hormones are necessary for good health and disease prevention for women and men throughout the entire lifecycle, but especially in old age.
A: We optimize hormone levels with bio-identical hormone pellets that equalize the body through continual absorption, leading to peak levels of health and well-being.
A: If possible, one week before the procedure stop all NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen sodium, etc.). No fasting in advance is required.
A: At a minimum, BioTE requires a comprehensive blood panel.
A: The insertion site (usually the upper buttocks) is numbed. A small incision is made for pellet insertion, the practitioner safely places it under the skin, and a bandage goes over the insertion site.
A: After pellet insertion, it's best to eliminate lower body exercise. You can walk, but extraneous activity is not recommended, and swimming, hot tubs, and bathtubs are to be avoided. After bandage removal, normal activity may resume.
A: As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Your journey will be customized to fit your specific needs.
A: The pellets are bio-identical and contain only natural hormones that will dissolve and absorb into the body.
A: That depends on exercise amount and age. Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases natural growth hormone, which improves stamina to work out and increase muscle mass.
A: Usually every 3-4 months.
A: Yes! We have had great success, especially with women who have menstrual or age-related migraines.
A: If you still have a uterus, you will need to be on natural progesterone as well.
A: Estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman, as it protects against heart attacks, strokes, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's, while adding to a youthful, healthy appearance.
A: Testosterone is the third female hormone, and women need it to keep their thought process quick and libido healthy. It also improves bone density, muscle mass, strength and prevents some types of depression.
A: There is less chance of excess hair growth with natural testosterone than with synthetic hormones. Facial hair will grow with testosterone pellets, but normally no more than when you were in your thirties.
A: Usually every 4-5 months.
A: Blood levels of estrone and DHT are checked after treatment for elevation. If they are converting to metabolites, our practitioners can offer natural supplements such as DIM and Saw Palmetto, or an aromatase inhibitor prescription.
A: Testosterone pellets should make it better.
A: Yes, because they are suppressed from making as much testosterone while taking it. This is not permanent though.