While it can be hard to talk about, low testosterone can have a serious impact on overall male physical and emotional health. Erectile dysfunction and low libido maybe symptoms underlying a testosterone dysfunction, which can have broad-ranging implications on overall health. Unfortunately, only 5% of men with testosterone insufficiency receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
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Testosterone is one of the most abundant hormones in women and is essential to female health. A drop in testosterone can occur in many women starting as early as 20, with a significant reduction in testosterone production starting around age 35.
Balancing testosterone can have wide-ranging benefits to a woman’s overall health and can be an essential component of preventative medicine. Restoring testosterone to optimal levels can help elevate mood, increase energy levels, improve muscle mass and definition, and help manage weight.
THE IMPORTANCE OF HORMONE BALANCE
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.
WHAT IS BIOIDENTICAL
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.