Do Biote pellets help with weight loss?

Hormone replacement with pellet therapy can be one effective way to replace missing hormones and help you lose weight and feel healthy. Pellet therapy uses a unique way of delivering hormones that can be more convenient and sometimes more effective than pills, creams or injections.

How long does it take for testosterone pellets to start working?

Most patients begin to feel the effects of pellet testosterone therapy within four weeks of insertion. Pellets are typically reinserted every three to six months, but we will continually monitor your hormone levels with blood work to confirm that dosage remains correct.

How long does it take for estrogen pellets to start working?

During hormone pellet therapy, the pellets are slowly absorbed by the skin and the needed hormones make their way into the body. Patients typically report feeling some change in their symptoms after two or three weeks, with results becoming stronger and stronger with the passage of time.

What happens after Biote pellet insertion?

Avoid massage therapy directly at pellet site for 6 months. A little redness, bruising and swelling for 3-4 days is normal. The area may be tender for 4-14 days. If you have significant redness, pain (without putting pressure on the wound), warmth, or pus from the wound, call as you might need an antibiotic.

Why do BioTE pellets cause weight gain?

However, weight gain as a side effect of BHRT is usually a temporary phenomenon related to the sudden change in hormone levels, an inappropriate dose of hormones, or another factor. As a patient’s hormones reach the normal range, he or she will likely be able to return to a stable, healthy weight.

How long can you stay on bioidentical hormones?

As experts in the bioidentical hormone replacement field, we recommend undergoing this therapy for a maximum of seven years; however, we also suggest that you discontinue treatment when you achieve relief from your symptoms. Unfortunately, when you stop taking hormones, your symptoms may return.

Can hormone pellets fall out?

If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice a change in the way this medicine is working. It is possible that the pellets may accidentally fall out.

Does pellet insertion hurt?

Very minimal pain. Patients will feel the initial stick of the needle where the lidocaine/bicarbonate was injected. Most patients may feel pressure during the procedure. The insertion should only take about 3-5 minutes for women, a little longer for men.

Do pellets make you gain weight?

In almost all cases, this is caused by temporary water retention, which is often mistaken for weight gain. Once your doctor has dialed in the exact amount of hormones you need, this side effect should dissipate and you should find that you feel slimmer and healthier than you did before.

Can BioTe pellets fall out?

Does BioTE “remove” pellets? Over time, the pellets are completely dissolved into the bloodstream and eventually disappear. Patients will know it is time for their pellets to be replaced when symptoms begin to return.

What are side effects of BioTE?

BioTE Pellet Hormone Therapy

  • Physical Exhaustion, lack of energy.
  • Problems thinking or concentrating.
  • Sweating – night sweats or increased sweating.
  • Change is sexual desire, libido, painful intercourse.
  • Vaginal dryness, burning.
  • Hair loss, thinning or texture change.
  • Weight gain despite diet and exercise.
  • Dry, wrinkled skin.