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BioTE: BioIdentical Hormone Replacement


Hormone therapy can be traced back over 2200 years when the Chinese isolated sex and pituitary hormones for medicinal purposes. It is estimated that in Ancient Greece, at least 50 percent of women died by the age of 34. Additionally, they believed that women were inferior to men and that a woman’s value was based on fertility, so menopausal women were not the focus of much literature or study.

By the Victorian era, Physicians believed that there was a link between the womb and the brain, making all women susceptible to insanity. This was thought to be especially true of women in menopause. As a result, they believed the only logical treatment was to lock up these women in asylums.

What is Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

What is Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

BioIdentical hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a natural alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy. Hormones used in traditional hormone replacement therapy are usually made of synthetic materials or the urine of pregnant horses. In contrast, Bioidentical Hormones are created from plant chemicals found in soybeans and yams, a more natural alternative. The body knows how to best use the hormones because they are identical to the molecules that the body has been producing. 

BHRT can come in oral, topical, and pellet forms. BHRT uses Pellets (which are smaller than a grain of rice and are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin), offers a consistent release of hormone, and may help address rollercoaster-like effects. The body is given what it can no longer produce. Hence, treatment is tailored and individualized for every patient.

In the long term, men and women will have a reduced incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and osteoporosis.  Also, multiple studies have shown a long-term reduction in breast cancer.  Testosterone and estradiol also improve lipid profiles, reduce triglycerides, and increase HDL cholesterol which can have positive benefits on the cardiovascular system.  Therapeutic testosterone levels can also protect the body from diabetes, and prostate cancer.


Decreased sex drive? Less energy? Mood changes? Poor sleep? Your testosterone levels may be too low.

Hormone balance is not just a problem among women. Hormone replacement therapy is a bit of a misnomer. It is natural for men’s testosterone levels to decrease as they get older, as early as 35.

The male sex hormone testosterone plays a central role in a man’s strength and muscle mass, his energy and stamina, and his zest for life. Testosterone levels peak during adolescence or early adulthood, and they decrease after age 30. When they drop too low, it can leave you feeling like a shadow of your former self. But you can take action to reverse this.

Do You Have Low Testosterone? You may have Low T if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • A drop in energy level
  • A decrease in strength or stamina
  • Less enjoyment in life
  • Feeling sad or grumpy
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • A reduction in ability to play sports
  • Deterioration in performance at work
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating
  • Less need to shave
  • Urinary problems
  • Weight gain of 10 pounds or more
  • A decrease in engagement or interest in work, family, hobbies, etc.
  • Reduction in hours you’re able to sleep

If you have ever had the feeling that your life is not the same as you were when you were younger, and if you have lost your drive in life and are depressed, these are the type of cases that BHRT have helped and maybe just what you need.

Men who pursue bio-identical hormone therapy to treat hormonal imbalance may experience significant benefits, including more energy, increased muscle mass and strength, weight loss and improved sexual function. Testosterone in proper/optimal levels has a calming effect. Though men can experience an imbalance of any number of hormones, low testosterone has the biggest impact on a man’s health and quality of life. This stage is often referred to as andropause, or more colloquially, “the male menopause.” Additionally, optimum levels promote a heart healthy state in a man’s body.

We offer BioTe pellets, which are derived from natural plant sources. Bio-identical hormones are structurally identical to our own natural hormones. Dr. Thangavelu is a BioTE certified physician at the Wellness Medical Clinic. Dr. Thangavelu practices the highest standards of care and is constantly assessing services that could best benefit her patients. The office is a welcoming place, that from the front desk to the patient rooms ensures a positive and compassionate experience.

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