Most frequent questions and answers
Estrogen is a hormone that possesses many functions and occurs in the bodies of both men and women. In women, estrogen is most commonly associated with reproduction—it prompts the menstrual cycle and develops the female body’s secondary sex characteristics. However, in both sexes, estrogen is responsible for many facets of bone health, cholesterol metabolism, and the thickness and collagen content of skin.
In women, estrogen levels are reduced as they get older. Hormone levels in women drop most dramatically during perimenopause (immediately before menopause) and during menopause. In fact, after female menopause, many men may have higher estrogen levels than women. If a woman has had a radical hysterectomy, involving the removal of both ovaries, her estrogen levels may drop significantly, as the ovaries primary responsibility is estrogen production. Although adrenal glands produce some estrogen, as does fat tissue, this is often not enough to effectively balance and maintain women’s hormone levels.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a form of hormone therapy that has existed in the U.S. States for many decades and uses hormones that are structurally similar to those found within the human body.
Estrogen pellets are primarily used to combat the effects of menopause. Studies have shown, estrogen may also be able to relieve chronically low mood, poor bone density, and improve heart health.
BioTE Medical provides training on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets. With more than 1.7 million insertions performed, we have seen many lives changed with optimized hormones.