HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
BIBioTE Medical provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help solve hormone imbalances in both women and men.
A hormone imbalance in your body can have a variety of side effects and symptoms. The BioTE method of hormone replacement therapy can help relieve those symptoms. Dr. Dupon specializes in Hormone Replacement Therapy in Lafayette, LA. Call us today for a free consultation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is BioTE?
BioTE Medical provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help solve hormone imbalances in both women and men. Your hormones are one of the most important regulatory systems that exist in your body, as they act as messengers, interacting with specific target cells and organs to stimulate them into action. As we age, hormone production changes and hormone imbalance can occur.
What Should I Do Before I Schedule an Appointment?
No fasting is required in advance of the insertion.
What should I do before the insertion?
One week before the insertion, if possible, stop all NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen sodium, etc.). No fasting in advance of the insertion is required.
What test is required before the insertion?
At a minimum, BioTE requires a comprehensive blood panel which you can discuss with your Certified BioTE Medical Provider.
During the in-office visit, which only takes a few minutes, patients are brought into the exam room, and the insertion site is numbed. The most common site of insertion is the upper buttocks. A small incision is then made for pellet insertion. Once the pellet is inserted, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage.
What Happens during the week following the insertion?
After pellet insertion, it's best to eliminate lower body exercise. You can walk, but extraneous activity is not recommended. Swimming, hot tubs, and bathtubs are to be avoided; however, showers are permitted. After removal of the bandage, normal activity may resume.
How often is pellet insertion necessary?
As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Your journey will be customized to fit your specific needs. It takes more than one to two weeks for your hormones to get out of balance, so expect it to take time for your symptoms to resolve.
What Happens to Pellets after insertion?
Since the pellets are bioidentical and contain nothing more than the hormones your body naturally produces, the pellets are completely dissolved and absorbed, leaving nothing behind.