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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT Specialist

Advanced Surgeons -  - Bariatric Surgery

Advanced Surgeons

Bariatric Surgery located in Valhalla, Poughkeepsie, & Carmel, NY

Hormone imbalance can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, but fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is within reach at Advanced Surgeons in Valhalla, Carmel, and Poughkeepsie, New York. Bariatric surgery specialists offer this treatment to aid in weight loss, enhance muscle sculpting, boost your energy, and improve your quality of life. Call the nearest office to learn more about BHRT or schedule an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

BHRT at Advanced Surgeons uses revolutionary BioTE® technology to treat unbalanced hormone levels, reduce unpleasant symptoms, and lower your risk of health problems. 

With aging often comes low levels of testosterone, estrogen, or other hormones, as well as thyroid problems in some cases. 

BioTE treatment consists of hormones in pellet form that are identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. Treatment at Advanced Surgeons offers you symptom relief. 

Is weight gain a symptom of hormone imbalance?

Yes. Weight gain is a common side effect of hormone imbalance. It can also impede weight loss. Other common signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Changes in appetite
  • Loss of lean muscle
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Thinning hair
  • Skin changes
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Feeling too cold or too hot
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Other types of sexual dysfunction
  • Sleeping problems
  • Irritability

At the first sign of hormone problems, particularly unexplained weight gain, see the Advanced Surgeons team for an evaluation. 

What are the risk factors for a hormone imbalance?

Hormone imbalance can happen to anyone, but some factors increase your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:

  • Family history of hormone imbalance
  • Ongoing stress
  • Obesity
  • Poor dietary habits
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma or injuries
  • Cancer treatments
  • Some medications
  • Tumors
  • Thyroid problems
  • Diabetes 
  • Menopause
  • Hormone treatments
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women

If you’re at risk of hormone imbalance or you experience symptoms of the condition, you might be a candidate for BHRT at Advanced Surgeons. 

Is BHRT right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for BHRT, experts at Advanced Surgeons discuss your symptoms, review your medical history, and complete a physical examination. 

They recommend you undergo blood tests to assess your hormone levels before developing a personalized treatment plan.

What happens during BHRT treatment?

During BioTE bioidentical hormone therapy, your Advanced Surgeons specialist can numb the treatment area before making a tiny incision in the skin near your upper buttocks. They insert a tiny pellet underneath the skin and close the incision with medical tape.

Over time, BioTE pellets slowly release a steady amount of hormones into your bloodstream to keep levels within a normal range. Advanced Surgeons providers can replace the pellets every few months or as needed to ensure normal hormone levels long-term. 

They often pair BHRT with the BioTE-backed nutraceutical line CORE+, developed to supplement BHRT and improve hormone health.

To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and find out if it’s right for you, call the Advanced Surgeons office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.