OBGYN located in San Antonio, TX
Hormone optimization is a powerful tool in helping you feel your best and is one of many services available from Christopher Serrano, MD, of Serrano OBGyn in San Antonio, Texas. Today’s hormone therapies are far more advanced than what was available just a few short years ago, and what you thought was true about hormone replacement therapy may no longer align with today’s research. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Serrano online or by phone to learn more about what hormone optimization can do for you.
Hormone Optimization Q & A
What is hormone optimization?
Hormone optimization is the process of balancing your hormones to regain stability after menopause or other conditions disrupt your natural hormone production. The process is also commonly called hormone replacement therapy, or HRT.
After extensive research, Dr. Serrano made the decision to include the BioTEⓇ system in the practice. This method of hormone optimization offers numerous benefits and has helped thousands of women feel more at home in their own bodies.
What are some benefits of hormone optimization?
Regaining optimal hormonal balance has a number of benefits. Most women pursue this treatment to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Research suggests, however, that there are many other benefits to be had from hormone replacement therapy.
This treatment can improve symptoms related to:
- Heart disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Thyroid issues
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Metabolic syndrome
There are many reasons to consider hormone optimization, not all of which are tied to gynecologic concerns. If a man in your life is showing signs of male hormonal imbalance, let him know that there are BioTE therapies formulated for men. He should discuss the option with his doctor to learn more.
How does the BioTE system work?
BioTE hormone replacement is delivered through small pellets implanted just beneath your skin’s surface. These pellets are compounded to meet your exact set of needs, making this a customized treatment option.
Inserting the pellets takes just moments and is not a painful process. There’s no need for advance preparation or downtime. It takes a few weeks for your body to adjust to hormone replacement therapy, but you may begin to see some symptom relief in as little as seven days. Once you know how your body responds to HRT, Dr. Serrano can adjust your dose accordingly.
The hormones used in the pellets are bioidentical, meaning they share the exact chemical makeup as the hormones your body produces naturally. The pellets release a steady stream of hormones over time, which avoids the roller coaster effect some HRT options deliver.
As they dissolve, the pellet materials are absorbed and processed through your lymphatic system. There’s no need for a removal procedure; you simply come back to the office to have new pellets inserted. This approach has the added benefit of requiring little of your time and attention as compared with hormone pills, patches, creams, or vaginal rings.
To learn more about BioTE hormone optimization, call or book an appointment online today.