Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Independent Medical Group

A Private Medical Practice & Aesthetics Med Spa located in Pahrump, NV

The hormones within your body play a significant role in regulating emotions, energy, and various body processes. You might not think about it much until you have a deficiency. At Independent Medical Group in Pahrump, Nevada, Michael Reiner, MD, treats low testosterone and menopausal symptoms with BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and high-end BioTE nutraceuticals. To set up a consultation, call Independent Medical Group or book an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy provides a way for you to replenish certain hormones in your body when your levels drop. Restoring balance among the sex hormones in your body like estrogen or androgens can alleviate the long list of symptoms arising from hormone imbalance.

For bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Independent Medical Group, the team uses BioTE® bioidentical hormones. These hormones come in the form of pellets that your provider places beneath your skin. Subcutaneously, these pellets release a steady stream of hormones that your body readily absorbs. Your treatment might involve:

Estrogen pellets

Estrogen is one of the main female sex hormones. If you’re a woman experiencing hormonal symptoms from perimenopause, estrogen pellets are the right type of bioidentical hormone therapy.

Testosterone pellets

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. If you have low testosterone due to aging, this is the right type of bioidentical hormone therapy.

As an additional part of your treatment, your provider might recommend BioTE nutraceuticals -- micronutrient supplements that can improve your treatment outcome and wellbeing. 

What sets bioidentical hormones apart?

BioTE bioidentical hormones are different from synthetic hormones, which some people use for hormone replacement therapy. Experts derive bioidentical hormones from plant sources. They closely replicate your body’s natural hormones, unlike synthetic hormones, which have some differences. 

Since synthetic hormones don’t match your natural hormones as accurately as bioidentical hormones, they’re more likely to cause unwanted reactions and side effects. With bioidentical hormones, your chances of experiencing complications from the treatment are very slim. 

Research shows that synthetic hormone replacement therapy puts you at a higher risk for estrogen-linked breast cancer, while bioidentical hormones might inhibit this kind of cancerous cell division. 

Who should consider getting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement is a treatment specifically for people experiencing a deficit of their sex hormones. If you’re a woman, your menstrual cycle stops during a stage in life called menopause. As menopause sets in, your hormones levels fluctuate a bit before dropping off. This fluctuation can cause symptoms like:

  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain

While men don’t go through menopause, their testosterone levels tend to lower with age. If you have low testosterone, you might have symptoms like erectile dysfunction, low libido, and moodiness. If symptoms like these start to significantly affect your life, you should consider booking a consultation for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

For more information about BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and nutraceuticals, call Independent Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today.