Many of our California patients come to us suffering from exhaustion, foggy thinking, stress, sleep issues, weight gain, and more. They may have been unable to obtain any relief for these issues from their medical providers, often being told these issues just “come with age.” The reality is, however, that these issues do not have to be accepted as just part of the aging process, especially when they begin to interfere with a patient’s quality of life. Instead, it may be that the issues are due to hormonal imbalance and the fix is bringing the patient back to a state of hormone imbalance with a BioTE hormone program at our San Jose, CA clinic.
What Is a BioTE Hormone Program?
The BioTE hormone program we offer patients at our clinic uses pellet insertion to deliver a consistent dose of bioidentical hormones to the patient’s bloodstream. This dose should begin to balance hormones and help alleviate problem symptoms.
Every patient’s dose is unique to their very own system. Dr. Churukian customizes each patient’s doses to their own physiology. And by using pellet therapy, the injection mimics the hormones that are already present, which ensures each patient has the greatest chance of reaching hormonal balance.
Who Can Benefit from San Jose, CA BioTE Hormone Program?
It is important to note that a BioTE hormone program is different than traditional hormone replacement therapy. With traditional hormone replacement therapy, the hormones that are used are processed from animals, such as those processed using the urine of pregnant horses, and synthetics. The hormones used in the BioTE hormone program are made from plant estrogens and are chemically identical to the hormones produced naturally by our bodies.
Both men and women can benefit from a BioTE hormone program. Hormone decline in women is often sudden. Our female patients who undergo BioTE hormone treatments find that as their hormone levels are restored, so too are their symptoms.
Hormone decline in men usually occurs gradually, sometimes over a period of five to 10 years, as testosterone and other hormone levels begin to drop. During that time, they may begin to gain weight, not have as much energy or motivation, and a decrease in their libido. Unlike women, who typically suffer immediate symptoms, men often have no idea their hormone levels are dropping because their symptoms are not as immediately noticeable or extreme. But they too will see an improvement with a BioTE hormone program.
How soon a patient sees relief depends on a number of factors. Some patients experience relief in as little as four weeks of treatments, however, complete relief for most patients can take up to six months.
To learn more about the BioTE hormone program offered at our San Jose, CA clinic, contact Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS for a confidential and complimentary assessment.