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Biote for women

Frequently Asked Questions

Is bioidentical hormone therapy safe for women?

Yes, given that these hormone therapies are made of chemically identical hormones as the naturally occurring ones in the human body, they are very safe when prescribed and monitored by a certified Biote provider.

How often do I need to get new pellets inserted?

Women generally need to have pellets placed once every 3-4 months, depending on how they metabolize them.

Are there any side effects of pellet therapy?

Bioidentical hormones are compounded hormones are chemically identical to your own hormones. This makes them very safe, however, there could be complications that may occur due to the pellet insertion. Although very rare, however, they may include, bruising, bleeding, pellet expulsion, and infection.

How long will it take for me to notice the effects of the pellets?

It can vary from person to person, but many women start noticing improvements in their symptoms within just 4 weeks of starting bioidentical hormone pellet therapy.

Can I still use other forms of HRT while using bioidentical hormone pellets?

It’s important to discuss any current or previous hormone treatments with Dr. Ibrahim, MD before starting bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. He will help determine the best course of action for your individual needs.

Can bioidentical hormone therapy be used as a form of birth control?

No, bioidentical hormone therapy should not be used as a form of birth control. If you are thinking of getting pregnant, you may have to postpone your pellet treatment until after pregnancy.

Are there any lifestyle changes that can support the effectiveness of bioidentical hormone pellets?

Yes, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can support the effectiveness of bioidentical hormone pellets. It’s also important to manage stress levels and get enough sleep for optimal hormonal balance.

I have a history of blood clots, can I still get BHRT?

It’s important to discuss any past medical conditions with Dr. Ibrahim, MD before starting bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. As per most recent studies, if your DVT was due to a cause, BHRT would be safe for you. As a matter of fact, there is scientific evidence indicating that BHRT may be protective against blood clots. However, if you suffer from a coagulation problem, BHRT may not be your best option.

Does it increase my risk of getting breast cancer?

There are conflicting studies on the link between hormone therapy and breast cancer risk. However, bioidentical hormone pellets have been shown to have a lower risk compared to synthetic hormones. It’s important to discuss any concerns or family history of breast cancer with your provider before starting BHRT.
But let’s think logically, who is at a higher risk for having breast cancer, a young woman with very high hormone levels, or an elderly woman with very minimal hormones?

Can men benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy too?

Absolutely! While the focus is often on women’s hormonal health, men can also experience imbalances and benefit from bioidentical hormone therapy. It can help with issues like low libido, fatigue, lack of motivation, and muscle loss.

Will my insurance cover for pellet therapy?`

Insurance does not cover pellet therapy, however may cover the lab testing. If you have no insurance for the blood work, we got you covered. We have very special pricing for blood work. At Better Life Clinics, we work closely with patients to provide affordable options and may also offer financing plans.

I'm interested in trying bioidentical hormone pellets, what should my next step be?

The first step would be to call Better Life Clinics and schedule an initial consultation. During this appointment, you can discuss your symptoms and goals, as well as go over any questions or concerns you may have about the treatment. You will have your blood drawn to assess your hormone levels (which takes about 2 days). You will come back for another consultation to discuss your results, and move forward and get your pellets inserted.

How often do I need to follow up with my provider after getting bioidentical hormone pellets?

Follow-up appointments will be scheduled the day of your procedure, but generally your follow-up will be 6 weeks after the pellet insertion day, to get your blood drawn to check your hormone levels.