Hormone Therapy for Women
HORMONAL IMBALANCE IN WOMEN
For women, having one’s hormones checked regularly will reveal whether hormones are optimized. This may help avoid hormonal imbalance in a woman’s endocrine system. The good news is that Biote’s Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may help balance female hormones.
What Causes a Hormone Imbalance in Women?
Hormone imbalance in women can occur as part of the aging process and may reflect genetic predispositions for certain conditions. However, hormone balance or imbalance can also be affected by the foods we eat, the exercise we get, and the amount of stress we experience.
What Is the Endocrine System?
When a hormonal imbalance in a woman’s endocrine system occurs, it can cause a variety of problems. The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and disseminate hormones throughout the body. A woman’s hormones do much more than just regulate mood and sexuality—they can determine whether an individual may be at risk for elevated blood sugar, decreased bone density, and thyroid problems.*
What Conditions Can Hormone Imbalance Cause?
When a female has a hormone imbalance in their endocrine system, they can develop symptoms that range from subtle to debilitating. This means there is either too much or too little of a woman’s hormones being produced somewhere within the endocrine system. Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance in women may include:
- Heavy, irregular, or uncomfortable periods
- Decreased bone density
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Breast tenderness
- Constipation or diarrhea
What Type of Female Hormone Imbalance Therapies Exist?
There are three paths when choosing a course of medical treatment for hormone imbalance in women. The first is doing nothing to optimize hormones and hoping that the patient will feel better. The second is the conventional medicine route and suggesting treatment options that may mask a woman’s symptoms. The third is to consider optimizing hormones with a Biote Certified Provider. Biote Certified Providers have consistently reported that one of the most effective methods of regaining hormonal balance they have tried is through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets. Pellets can be inserted in a few minutes. Typically, within four to six weeks after a pellet insertion, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) begins to work. But every woman is different, and some may require additional insertions for her body to dial in and experience the best results. The pellets supply bioidentical hormones that match those produced by the body and last up to three to six months.