BioTE Specialist

Women's Healthcare Center of Chicago

Adeeb Alshahrour, MD

OB-GYN located in Hermosa, Chicago, IL & Bridgeview, IL

BioTE Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

All human beings over the age of 25 begin to become deficient of some of the bodies most important tools. As we age we begin to feel the effects of “getting old”, like trouble sleeping, weight gain, brain fog, loss of libido, loss of energy and much more. Dr. Alshahrour and his team help both men and women regain the optimal hormone levels in a safe and natural way.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Many traditional hormone substitutes used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are synthesized in a lab. But bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources and are chemically identical to those your body produces.

What is bioidentical pellet therapy?

Rather than the traditional injectable, oral or topical forms of HRT, bioidentical pellet therapy uses very small, custom-compounded “pellets” that are slightly larger than a grain of rice. The pellet is implanted just under your skin, and it releases hormones into your body over a specific period of time. Dr. Alshahrour only uses the highest quality pellets that have been through rigorous testing.

What are the advantages of pellet therapy?

One advantage of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets is convenience. You don’t have to worry about taking a daily pill or wonder whether you remembered to use your topical medication. Pellet therapy also keeps your hormone levels more consistent throughout the day. This helps prevent rollercoaster-like ups and downs you may experience with oral or topical hormones.

Are BHRT pellets safe?

Hormones are powerful substances, and BHRT pellets require a physician’s close follow up for best results. Dr. Alshahrour has researched and been trained on the BioTE method. He can help determine an individualized treatment plan that is customized for you.

When will I see results?

Dr. Alshahrour carefully designs a treatment plan that’s tailored to fit your specific needs. Each patient is unique, and your response to BHRT pellet therapy may vary, but most patients report symptom relief in two to four weeks. It can, however, take up to six months before you notice optimal results.

What is BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy?

BioTE® hormone pellet therapy is a treatment that addresses hormonal imbalance in Men and Women. Hormonal imbalance occurs when at least one of the body's key hormones is deficient.

Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women Include:

Fatigue
Night Sweats
Hot Flashes
Decreased Sex Drive
Weight Gain
Insomnia
Irritability
Anxiety
Depression
Cold Hands and Feet

Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Men Include:
Low sex drive Sexual dysfunction (ED)
Chronic fatigue
Loss of muscle mass
Increased body fat (especially in the waist area)
Decreased bone mass
Mood changes
Lower mental capacity
Depression
Irritability
Brain Fog

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