Nearly 40% of men 45 and older have low testosterone, and an estimated two million women experience a decline in estrogen as they transition through menopause each year. While a decline in sex hormones is natural as you age, levels that are low can cause significant symptoms.
You may have heard that hormone replacement therapy protects against osteoporosis, reduces symptoms of menopause in women, and eases low testosterone symptoms in men, but the benefits don’t end there.
What is BioTE®?
BioTE® hormone replacement delivers crucial hormones to your body in the form of a pellet about the size of a grain of rice. The pellet is injected under the skin and lasts for 3-5 months for women and 5-6 months for men.
Unlike other forms of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that are synthetic or animal-based, BioTE comes from natural plant sources and is identical to the hormone your body no longer makes enough of. With the proper dose to bring your hormones back into balance, hormone replacement therapy can restore your vitality and well-being.
If you have low sex hormones, here are just some of the ways BioTE can help.
Benefit #1 – Improves joint pain
If you’ve noticed that your joints are achy after waking up in the morning, you’re not imagining things. While you may chalk this up to getting older, there’s a strong link between sex hormones and joint pain in men and women as they age. Replacing the missing hormones helps ease joint pain and stiffness and improve joint mobility, putting a spring back in your step.
Benefit #2 – Boosts memory
If you just don’t remember things like you used to, you’re not alone. Women going through menopause and men with low testosterone commonly experience trouble with short-term memory. Hormone replacement therapy has a direct effect on areas of the brain that handle memory, not only boosting short-term memory but also protecting it as you age.
Benefit #3 – Reduces hair loss
HRT wards off more than osteoporosis. If you’ve noticed that your once full, thick head of hair is thinning, low sex hormones may carry the blame. Estrogen and testosterone are related to hair growth. They signal your hair follicles to enter the growth phase instead of the rest cycle. When hormone levels decline, hair can become thin and hair loss can occur as a result. Women and men who opt for HRT often report new hair growth and less hair loss.
Benefit #4 – Boosts mental clarity
Women going through menopause and men with low testosterone often notice that they feel foggy and not quite as sharp as they used to. It’s not all in your head. Low sex hormones can impact your overall cognitive function. Balancing your hormones with BioTE can boost brain function and improve mental clarity.
Benefit #5 – Boosts mood
Mood swings are a well-known side effect of low sex hormone levels. Menopausal women complain of the rollercoaster of emotions they experience as they transition out of their childbearing years. This side effect can impact your relationships and even your work life.
The good news is HRT with BioTE can even out moods and help you feel more stable. Women and men who choose hormone replacement commonly report a decrease in mood swings and improvement in overall mood.
Benefit #6 – Improves muscle mass
Just like HRT protects against bone loss as you age, it also helps slow muscle loss. Men experiencing a decline in testosterone can attest to the frustration of hitting the gym and not seeing the results in muscle gain. They may not realize that low testosterone can hinder their ability to build and retain lean mass. Hormone replacement with BioTE can help you build muscle and feel your best.
Benefit #7 – Reduces anxiety and depression
It may surprise you to know that HRT can relieve anxiety. When researchers looked at the long-term effects of bioidentical hormone therapy, they found that in addition to easing menopausal symptoms, it significantly relieved symptoms of anxiety and depression within 3-6 months.
Benefit #8 – Reduces abdominal fat
It becomes challenging to keep weight off when testosterone and estrogen levels drop. That’s because sex hormones play a role in fat distribution and metabolism. Men and women with low sex hormones commonly complain of weight gain, especially around the middle.
BioTE can help fight belly fat. Combined with physical activity, hormone replacement therapy is shown to help reduce belly fat and promote a healthier body composition.
The experts at Signature Skin Care are certified BioTE providers and are committed to helping clients feel their best. If you have low sex hormones or would like to know more about hormone replacement with BioTE, call our office in Edmond, Oklahoma, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gina Ressler, or book online today.