BioTE Specialist

Empower Weight Loss Associates

Nurse Practitioners located in Collin County, McKinney, TX

A hormone imbalance can wreak havoc on your health causing a multitude of symptoms that seem to have no apparent cause. For some, hormone imbalances are caused by menopause, but for others, an illness may disrupt your endocrine system causing imbalances in thyroid and adrenaline function. In Collin County, McKinney, Texas, Diana Patton, FNP-C and her team at Empower Weight Loss Associates offer BioTE® as an effective treatment option if you've been diagnosed with a hormone imbalance that is causing fluctuations in your weight and energy levels.

BioTE Q & A

What is BioTE?

BioTE is a form of hormone replacement therapy that can be used to re-establish your delicate balance of hormones. Both estrogen and testosterone pellets can be used, each having their own distinct benefits.

  • Estrogen - Estrogen pellets prevent bone loss and reduce the severity of menopause symptoms.
  • Testosterone - Testosterone balance means more muscle mass, improved muscle tone, and an increase in your sex drive.

With BioTE, small pellets that contain estrogen and testosterone are implanted under the skin and allowed to dissolve gradually. They only need to be implanted three to four times a year and effectively re-establish the delicate balance of your hormones, allowing you to feel more like your old self.

How does hormone replacement therapy help with weight loss?

Hormone replacement pellets work by releasing the hormones that your body either isn't producing or isn't recognizing. The hormones your body relies on to function control your energy levels, metabolism, and almost every other function in your body. When your hormones are out of balance, your thyroid and adrenal glands aren't given what they need to boost your energy levels and keep your metabolism functioning effectively.

Re-establishing healthy hormone levels brings the body back into balance. The digestive system breaks food down more efficiently and is better able to absorb the nutrients the body needs. Normal hormone levels also improve how your metabolism functions. When your energy levels are higher, you're more likely to be more active which means you'll burn more calories.

What are common signs of a hormone imbalance?

Hormone imbalances can cause a variety of symptoms. If your hormone levels are low, you'll begin to experience many of the following symptoms.

  • Moodiness
  • Depression
  • Weight gain and the inability to lose weight effectively
  • Inability to concentrate or focus on tasks
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Insomnia, difficulty falling asleep
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced muscle strength
  • Lack of sex drive

While every person will experience symptoms in their own way, re-establishing healthy hormone levels is the best way to reduce any discomfort you may feel in the process.

The BioTE hormone replacement pellet system is an effective way to re-establish healthy hormone levels without having to take daily medication. The pellets offer long-lasting results and benefits that can improve your quality of life.