Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Expensive?
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Expensive?
Also, what is Biote therapy? Biote manufactures high-quality Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) pellets. Biote therapy is very similar in cost to other types of hormone replacement therapy. Integrative Health and Rehabilitation in Denver, Colorado, charges $355 for female pellets, usually lasting for 4 to 6 months. This breaks down to a very affordable $88-$116 a month, depending on how often you require treatment. The cost for male charge pellet therapy is $655. Men’s treatment typically lasts more extended, up to 6 months. This comes to a cost of roughly $110 per month. Of course, hormone pellet therapy costs differ for every individual, and these are only estimates. These prices do not include any pre or post-pellet testing or nutritional supplements you may take to make the most of your treatment.
Taking your first steps to maximize your health with Biote starts with a simple survey. You can find the men’s survey here and the women’s here. The next step is to take a simple blood test. You can schedule your blood test by calling Integrative Health and Rehab at (303) 424-7171 or online scheduling.
Hormones affect almost every aspect of our physiology. From how well our organs function to how fast our metabolism runs. Endocrine glands secrete the hormones that control how our bodies operate. Unfortunately, our glands can malfunction as we age, increasing stress on other parts of our bodies.
While our bodies are designed to produce hormones, as we age, it becomes necessary to supplement those hormones to maintain proper function. BHRT helps restore our hormone levels, improving our bodies’ feelings and functions.
What Is Biote?
Biote therapy optimizes the endocrine system using bioidentical hormone pellets. Bioidentical hormones are very similar to our naturally produced hormones. The main difference is these are made in a laboratory from plant compounds instead of in our bodies. These bioidentical hormones are commonly used to treat impaired estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone production.
We often think of hormones as “gender specific”, testosterone for men and estrogen for women. Actually, both hormones are produced by men and women. When deficient in either of them, various symptoms can occur, including increased fatigue, decreases in sex drive, and “brain fog.”
Biote therapy supplements the body’s endocrine system with hormones that it no longer produces enough or may not produce.
Is Biote Right for You?
Aside from “How much does Biote cost?”, the next most common question is “is Biote right for me“? Biote may be a good option for you if you are experiencing symptoms related to estrogen or testosterone deficiency. The Biote-certified Integrative Health and Rehabilitation providers can help you determine if BHRT is right for you. They will base this decision on your initial evaluation and hormone tests.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, Estrogen pellets may help relieve them.
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Lack of libido and sexual desire
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
- Extreme weight gain
- Hair damage or loss
Meanwhile, Testosterone pellets may help with the symptoms below.
- Decreased sexual desire and function
- Mood swings and irritability
- Loss of muscle mass or bone density
Are There Side Effects or Risks of Biote Therapy?
As with any treatment or therapy, there can be side effects. The most common side effects of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can include the following:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Increased facial hair in women
Seeking treatment from an experienced Biote provider helps to limit unwanted side effects. And, if a patient does experience any adverse effects, they are usually mild, can easily be treated by your Biote provider, or will spontaneously resolve in just a short period of time. In fact, according to a 2021 study in Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism, less than 1% of people receiving testosterone via BHRT reported any problems.
How Much Does Biote Cost?
The Denver Biote providers at Integrative Health and Rehabilitation in Denver, Colorado, charge $355 for female pellets, which can last for 4 to 6 months. This breaks down to only $88-$116 a month, depending on your activity levels and lifestyle habits (like smoking or very high activity levels). Male pelleting is $655. Men’s treatment typically lasts more extended, up to 6 months. This comes to a cost of roughly $110 per month. Of course, hormone pellet therapy costs differ for every individual, and these are only estimates.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Biote therapy, schedule an appointment with a trained Biote provider, or learn “how much does Biote cost,” contact Integrative Health and Rehabilitation by phone: (303) 424-7171 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.