Women's Wellness located in Beaumont, TX

BioTe services offered in Beaumont, TX

When your hormone levels decrease, whether during menopause or due to another health condition, you experience a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms. Relief is available with BioTe® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy prescribed by Erica Cheshire, ANP-BC and Jennifer Sigler, WHNP-BC, PMHNP-BC at Beaumont WELLness for Women. BioTe® hormones are customized to meet each woman’s unique needs, and they last for several months reducing the inconvenience of more frequent regimens. To learn more about BioTe®, call the office in Beaumont, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

What is BioTe®?

BioTe® is the name of a company, as well as the hormone treatments they produce. The BioTe® hormones are bioidentical, which means they have the exact structure as the hormones produced by your body. Bioidentical hormones are also made from plants, so the ingredients are all-natural.

When would I need BioTe®?

Most women need BioTe® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to manage the symptoms they experience during perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause.

However, you may need hormone therapy before menopause as some medical conditions cause low estrogen, including:

  • Primary ovarian insufficiency
  • Surgery to remove your ovaries
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Hypothalamic amenorrhea
  • Eating disorders
  • Genetic conditions (Turner syndrome)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Radiation therapy and chemotherapy

No matter what leads to low estrogen, you can restore normal hormone levels with BioTe®.

What symptoms indicate I may need BioTe®?

The most common symptoms of low estrogen include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of your sex drive
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Trouble with memory
  • Female pattern balding
  • Excess body or facial hair
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Stomach pain or bloating
  • Constipation or diarrhea

If you’re at or near menopause, chances are these symptoms are caused by low estrogen. But if you’re younger than 45, you should schedule a pelvic exam to determine the cause.

What should I expect during BioTe® treatment?

After your provider runs blood tests to determine your hormone levels, BioTe® formulates an individualized bioidentical replacement that meets your exact needs.

BioTe® places the hormones into a small pellet that’s about the size of a grain of rice. Your Beaumont WELLness for Women provider implants the pellet under your skin, typically in the upper buttock area.

Since the insertion requires a tiny incision, you may need to avoid strenuous exercise, bathtubs, and swimming until your provider clears you to return to your usual activities. However, you can take showers.

The pellet lasts 3-6 months. During that time, it releases a consistent amount of estrogen, ensuring your body has a steady supply of the hormones you need to stay healthy.

As the pellet runs out of hormones, it dissolves and is safely absorbed into your bloodstream. Then your provider can insert a new pellet for ongoing symptom relief.

If you have symptoms of low estrogen and want to learn more about BioTe®, call Beaumont WELLness for Women or book an appointment online today.