Citizens Med Center

BioTE Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Your hormones play a major role in many of your body’s processes and functions. However, as we age, our bodies produce fewer hormones than they did when we were younger. Both women and men can wind up with some unpleasant symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy can help replenish our hormones, restoring natural levels of these important chemicals to relieve symptoms and support our bodies’ normal functions.

BioTE is a hormone replacement treatment that uses pellets inserted under your skin. The pellets release precise doses of hormones over time, so your body receives a steady stream for optimal function. BioTE uses bioidentical hormones, synthetic hormones that have the same chemical structures as naturally produced hormones.

Common symptoms of estrogen and testosterone imbalance include loss of libido, moodiness, irritability, depression, problems with memory and concentration, thinning hair, loss of muscle mass, weight gain (especially in the belly area), and fatigue. Estrogen decline is also associated with night sweats, hot flashes, facial hair growth, painful intercourse, vaginal dryness and an increased risk of urinary incontinence. Low levels of testosterone can also cause erectile dysfunction.

Because the BioTE HRT system uses pellets that are implanted under your skin, hormone release and delivery happen automatically, without any intervention on your part. All you need to do is have the pellets replaced every few months, according to a schedule your doctor will establish for you, based on your specific needs, symptoms and medical history.

If you're dealing with symptoms associated with hormonal decline, BioTE hormone therapy could be a great option for helping you feel better. To learn more, contact Citizens Rural Clinic to schedule an appointment with one of our BioTE Certified providers.

Citizens Med Center

7939 US Highway 165, Columbia, LA 71418
(318) 649-6106