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Hormone Optimization

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

A complete approach to healthier aging through patient-specific bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and prescribed nutraceuticals. The process includes an in-depth evaluation of your medical and hormone history, detailed lab results and interpretation, and discussion of available treatments to help patients feel their best.


The BioTE® Method of Hormone Optimization

At The Body Place of Maryland, we are a certified provider of the BioTE Method of hormone optimization therapy. We offer patient-centric strategies to optimize hormones and extend health spans for both women and men.

What is BioTE Medical?

BioTE Medical is a leader in precision and preventive medicine. They have implemented over 80 years of scientific insight into clinically validated medical protocols that identify and treat the earliest indicators of aging.

We work with each of our patients at an ongoing basis to analyze symptoms and lab results using a specially designed dosing algorithm to develop a unique treatment plan.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The BioTE method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses custom-compounded pellets (approximately the size of a grain of rice) that contain doses of testosterone and estrogen. These hormones are bioidentical to those already present in the body and work to restore hormones to optimal levels. The pellets are placed subcutaneously in the buttocks and release a continuous stream of hormones as the body needs them. Once inserted, the pellets dissolve slowly enough that they only need to be re-administered every four to six months.

The Importance of Hormone Balance

Sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone perform several important processes for men and women. Both sexes begin to produce less of these hormones as they age, which can start as early as their mid 20s or early 30s. Most women see a significant drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause, while many men may experience a similar phenomenon relating to testosterone—known as andropause.

Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Because of their essential roles, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Women:

  • Anxiousness
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes or flushes
  • Irritability
  • Low mood or mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Men:

  • Anxiousness
  • Brain fog
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Elevated blood sugar
  • Fatigue
  • High cholesterol
  • Increased body fat (especially near waist)
  • Irritability
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Low mood or sex drive

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    BioTE® Clinical Grade Nutraceuticals

    BioTE clinical grade nutraceuticals are often a necessary component of healthier aging, and are specifically formulated to support hormone and thyroid optimization. They provide important nutritional support for vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

    Health deficits are typically a result of poor food quality or choices, stress, health conditions, excessive alcohol intake, or drug-induced nutrient depletion. These issues have often accumulated over the years but are treatable nonetheless.

    BioTE® Prescription Peptide Therapeutics

    Peptides perform a wide range of essential functions, and are found in every cell or tissue. They also act as biological messengers, carrying information through the blood from one tissue to another.

    After extensive research, BioTE identified patient-specific peptides that provide a health advantage that further supports healthy aging. Peptides are responsible for:

    • Hormone optimization
    • Optimizing the cell’s efficiency to handle stressors
    • Enhanced libido
    • Supporting the efficiency of intestinal absorption
    • Improved recovery time
    • Optimizing liver, heart, and brain efficiency
    • Regulated sleeping patterns
    • Increase in fat burning and lean muscle mass building

    Getting Started

    Beginning your hormone optimization journey is easy. Give us a call to schedule a consultation to discuss your symptoms, health goals, as well as your availability for a lab test.  We will walk you through hormone optimization and help to determine if nutraceuticals and peptides are right for you.

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

    Meredith, NP is professional but so down to earth and easy to talk to. She's good at what she does and confident in her work! She is honest and knows what looks good and is very reasonable.

    Leigh Anne

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