Hormones are one of the most important regulatory systems that exist in your body. They act as messengers, interacting with cells and organs to stimulate them into action. As we age, hormone production changes and imbalances can occur. Hormonal imbalances may occur when there is both too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. These imbalances can happen to both men and women and can lead to a variety of symptoms that can affect our everyday lives. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.
Low levels of testosterone in men can mean more than just a low sex drive or erectile dysfunction. Symptoms consistent with low testosterone are:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Lower mental capacity
- Brain Fog
A hormonal imbalance can also present a variety of symptoms in women including:
- Night Sweats
- Hot flashes
- Decreased sex drive
- Weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
The good news? These symptoms do not have to be left untreated.
BioTE Medical provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help solve hormone imbalances in both women and men. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets, the BioTe Method of pellet therapy, is the preferred choice at Apex Center for Regenerative Medicine. This method provides an easy and effective solution to the problem. A patient will receive two to four pellet insertions per year allowing the hormones to be readily available when your body needs it. Another notable advantage to this method of treatment is the consistent administration of the hormone prevents the rollercoaster-like effects patients often experience with other pills.
Getting started is easy.
At your first office visit, Dr. Savarino will test your current hormone levels. You will be determined if you are a candidate for BHRT pellet therapy Based on your comprehensive consultation and thorough blood work panel. A follow-up appointment will then be scheduled for your pellet therapy insertion. Hormone replacement pellets dissolve and are absorbed into the body and are ready to release a continuous stream of bioidentical hormones as needed.
Getting your lab work checked is usually a covered benefit under your medical insurance. We will typically check your Complete Blood Count, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Hormone levels, Lipid panel, Vitamin levels, Vitamin D, thyroid, and PSA (prostate specific antigen) in men.
Once the results are in, Dr. Savarino will determine if you are a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Then we schedule an appointment for pellet insertion.”
As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as two to four weeks, but full optimization may take up to six months. Based on your bloodwork, Dr. Savarino will customize a treatment plan to fit your specific needs and work with you to achieve optimal results.
Extensive research has shown that pellet therapy has helped thousands of people feel their best and achieve hormonal balance. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, or just generally feel different as you age, contact our office today to learn how BHRT pellets can help you age healthier and live a more fulfilled life.
Complete the patient inquiry form on our website to activate an appointment with one of our Patient Advisors or call (732) 385-2739 today!
Dr. Daniel Savarino, DO is a sport and regenerative medicine specialist in Tinton Falls. He is an established and highly skilled physician specializing in sports and regenerative medicine, pain management, anti-aging therapies and aesthetics. Learn more about Dr. Savarino at regeneratenj.com.