During menopause, your body begins to slow its production of essential hormones like estrogen and testosterone. This can lead to a hormonal imbalance, resulting in unpleasant symptoms and an overall decline in health.
Hormone replacement therapy can help, treating symptoms such as:
- Hot Flashes
- Low Libido
- Night Sweats
- Joint Aches
- Muscle Pains
- Vaginal Dryness
While a variety of hormone replacement options exist, finding the right one can prove challenging.
Glow is proud to offer BioTE®, an all-natural bio-identical hormone therapy. With BioTE®, tiny plant-based pellets are placed just under the skin which allows them to metabolize consistently into the body as needed.
What makes BioTE® unique is the pellets themselves. Unlike oral and transdermal forms of therapy, which can produce erratic hormone levels, the all-natural pellets provide sustained levels throughout the day.
Therefore, the body recognizes the hormones as its own, significantly reducing the chance of adverse side effects that accompany some traditional therapies.
Administered three to four times a year, the results are significant. Patients treated with BioTE® can expect:
- Greater energy and muscle strength
- Easier ability to lose weight
- Increased mental clarity
- Improved mood
- Increased quality of life
Don’t let hormonal imbalance impact your health and well-being. A simple blood test can determine if BioTE® is right for you. Give us a call and find your balance with BioTE®.
Hormone Replacement Is Not Just For Women
Men often times feel like they begin to lose their drive as they age. They feel their mental focus begin to slip, their muscle tone softens and their energy level in the bedroom slides. Many companies refer to it as “Low T,” however, often times it’s more than just low testosterone levels that are causing the issue.
Male Hormone Replacement Therapy is individually designed using prescriptive natural hormones. It provides a way to restore normalcy by providing the missing essential substances. We work with you to identify what the body is lacking and decide the right balance of hormone replacements.
- Weight Gain
- Muscle Weakness
- Poor Exercise Tolerance
- Loss of Sexual Desire
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Mood Changes and Irritability
- Changes in Clarity of Thought/ Complex and Critical Thinking/Memory
- Anxiety and Depression
- Appearance in Aging
Most men experience a change in their testosterone levels sometime in their early 40s, but almost always by their 50s. When your hormones are off, the scale of other issues is exaggerated. Still, your testosterone levels may not be the only health issue playing a part in how you feel. Testosterone deficiency is associated with other chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, bone loss, stroke and diabetes.
Frequently asked questions by men regarding hormone replacement therapy:
- Why give hormones to men?
Despite what we hear on TV, testosterone is not primarily a sex hormone. The primary advantage of testosterone is its anti-aging properties. Testosterone helps maintain and build muscle mass, keeps bones from weakening, helps to keep the mind sharp and has a positive effect of lowering body fat and preventing or reversing obesity. This, in turn, may prevent or improve Type II diabetes. All of these benefits not only help people live longer, but live better.
- Is Testosterone safe?
Testosterone is absolutely safe for men. There has been publicity about the increase of heart attacks in men on hormone replacement therapy. Clinical trials are limited in size and scope and have been contradictory. When a man visits Glow with complaints suggesting low testosterone, we conduct an extensive examination to avoid any unforeseen issues. We check a metabolic profile, other lab work and hormone levels.