For men and women, the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone perform several important processes. Both men and women begin to produce less of these hormones as they age, which can start as early as someone's mid 20s or early 30s. Most women see a significant drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause, while many men may experience a similar phenomenon relating to testosterone, known as andropause. Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.
· Fatigue · Night sweats · Hot flashes or flushes · Decreased sex drive · Weight gain · Trouble sleeping · Irritability · Anxiousness · Mood swings · Low mood · Discomfort during intercourse
· Low sex drive · Fatigue · Loss of muscle mass · Increased body fat (especially in the waist area) · Decreased bone mass · Mood changes · Low mood · Irritability · Brain fog · Elevated blood sugar · Stress · Anxiousness · High cholesterol
At Elevate Wellness Center, we are a Certified Provider of the BioTE Method of hormone optimization therapy. We offer patient-centric strategies to optimize hormones and extend healthspans for both women and men.
BioTE Medical, a leader in precision and preventive medicine has translated over 80 years of scientific insight into clinically validated medical protocols that identify and treat the earliest indicators of aging. We work with each of our patients on an ongoing basis to analyze symptoms and lab results using a specially designed dosing algorithm to develop a unique treatment plan.
The BioTE method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses custom-compounded pellets (approximately the size of a grain of rice) that contain doses of testosterone and estrogen. These hormones are bioidentical to those already present in the body and work to restore hormones to optimal levels. The pellets are placed subcutaneously in the buttocks and release a continuous stream of hormones as the body needs them. Once inserted, the pellets dissolve slowly, so that they only need to be re-administered every 4-6 months depending on the patient.
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Small amounts of testosterone are produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands in women. Optimizing testosterone levels in women can help enhance libido, improve mood, boost energy levels, and much more.
We want your treatment to fit your needs and lifestyle. Hormone optimization comes in many different formularies including pills, creams, injections, and pellets. At your consultation, our providers will discuss these options so you can select the best treatment for you.
Signs and symptoms consistent with thyroid disease are common in patients with other hormone and vitamin deficiencies. Our providers will perform comprehensive blood work in order to optimize your treatment.
Vitamin deficiencies can have a major impact on your overall health and wellness. Increasing your intake of essential vitamins and minerals can promote hormone balance and healthier aging.
Our providers often recommend supplements to our patients however, it is important to know what is in your over-the-counter supplement. We recommend only purchasing clinical-grade products for the best health outcomes.
Schedule an appointment with one of our providers to discuss treatment options and obtain baseline blood work.