Biote Hormone Replacement

Orthopedic & Physical Medicine Associates, Inc. -  - Orthopedics

Orthopedic & Physical Medicine Associates, Inc.

Orthopedics & Physical Medicine located in Coachella Valley, Rancho Mirage, CA

Both women and men are affected by decreasing hormone levels as they age. To help relieve hot flashes, fatigue, irritability, and sexual problems, David Duffner, MD, and his team at Orthopedic & Physical Medicine Associates Inc. offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE® pellets. Providing orthopedic health services to the people of Rancho Mirage, California, in Coachella Valley, the team can restore your robust feeling of health and vitality with pellet therapy. Call the office today to schedule your appointment or use the online booking tool.

Biote Hormone Replacement Q & A

How do hormones affect my health?

Hormones are chemicals that regulate the function of your body’s systems. Hormones trigger normal responses like hunger and thirst, and they’re involved in your, fertility, strength, and general health and wellness. When hormone levels become imbalanced, you can experience a variety of symptoms because they are involved in so many of your body’s functions.

As men and women age, the production of the hormones estrogen and testosterone begins to drop. Lower levels of reproductive hormones are responsible for menopause in women. Many men experience hormonal symptoms as they age as well.

What are the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance?

Menopause can cause a wide range of symptoms in women. Some of the most common symptoms associated with menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse.

A hormonal imbalance can cause both men and women to experience the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Decreased sex drive and performance
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Trouble thinking clearly
  • Depression and anxiety

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with bioidentical hormones is an option that offers both men and women relief from many symptoms associated with a hormonal imbalance.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Unlike other types of HRT, bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced naturally by your body. When introduced into your body, bioidentical hormones act just like natural hormones, restoring function and relieving many symptoms.

Because many methods of HRT can’t deliver consistent hormone levels, Dr. Duffner offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using BioTE pellets. These pellets are inserted beneath your skin and provide a constant supply of hormones at a dosage that is precisely calibrated for your body.  

How are BioTE pellets implanted in my skin?

Installation of a BioTE is a simple, in-office procedure. When Dr. Duffner implants your BioTE pellet, he begins with local anesthetic in your hip area. Next, he makes a small incision in your skin and inserts one pellet into this incision.  He then closes the incision with surgical tape.

Each BioTE pellet lasts between 3-6 months, depending on how long it takes for your body to absorb it fully.

To learn more about how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE pellets can relieve symptoms and restore your quality of life, call Orthopedic & Physical Medicine Associates Inc. or use the online booking tool to make an appointment with Dr. Duffner.