Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
When significant health safety concerns arose in 2002 for women using synthetic hormone replacement therapies, millions stopped taking it...up to 70%. Many, many have made the switch to bio-identical hormones which have long been preferred in Japan, France and other European countries. BioTE bio-identical hormones are plant based and IDENTICAL to the ones we produce in our bodies. BioTE pellets are about the size of a grain of rice, and implanted in the upper buttock with a painless in office procedure done by Dr. Trussell who has been pelleted 4 times herself!
Below are the some of the questions Dr. Trussell gets asked most often in her seminars, So read on and learn more.....It's the first step to balancing your hormones and feeling better!
How often will I need pellets?
Women usually need them every 4-6 months. Men usually every 5-6 months... An average of 2-3 times per year.
How long will it take for the pellets to get into my system and work?
24-72 hours. Optimal effect occurs three weeks after insertion.
I have no libido- what will this do for that, if anything?.
Good hormone balance will greatly improve your libido; the addition of testosterone in pellet form will change everything for the better!
I get horrible headaches-will they help me?
Yes!! We have had great success, especially with women who have menstrual migraines, and new migraines that appear after age 35.
Does testosterone cause prostate cancer?
No. Metabolites of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and estrone, cause prostate enlargement and contribute to prostate cancer. Estrone increases and testosterone decreases as men age and as they gain belly fat. Testosterone pellets are the ONLY replacement that reverses that trend.
What if I have prostate enlargement already?
Testosterone pellets will make it better, if you do not convert it to dihydrotestosterone. We can prevent that with two supplements......DIM and saw palmetto.
Are there any side effects and/or complications?
There are very few side effects, if any, and they are very mild, much less than with traditional synthetic hormones.
Do I need to take other medications?
If you still have a uterus, you will need to be on a natural progesterone tablet at night, too, called Prometrium. Even women who have had hysterectomies like Prometrium because it helps them sleep. Dr. Trussell will also evaluate other labs such as thyroid, B12 and Vitamin D to name a few. If these are out of balance, she will prescribe you a medication to balance these as well.
Now that you've learned a little more about BioTE, your next step is to call for an appointment with Dr. Trussell! 501-228-6237
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Testosterone and Vitamin D serve many functions in our bodies, not just maintaining our libido and our bone health. Deficiencies in either or both of these can have serious health consequences.
According to the journal of Clinical Endocrinology Feb 22, 2012 issue:
- Deficiencies of either testosterone OR 25-hydroxyvitamin D resulted in a 40% increased risk for all-cause mortality.
- Deficiencies of free testosterone AND 25-hydroxyvitamin D resulted in a 111% increased risk for all cause mortality!
- Deficiencies of free testosterone and 25-hydroxyvitamin D resulted in a 77% increased risk for cardiovascular mortality.
Fortunately, both low testosterone and low Vitamin D are very easy to treat. But, you have to KNOW your levels are low! A decline in testosterone is expected with age as the chart below shows.
There aren't a lot of natural sources for testosterone, but there are things you can do and things you can eat to help build up your vitamin D level as shown below.
The best way to know if your testosterone or Vitamin D levels are low is to get your lab checked! With the BioTE bio-identical hormone pellet replacement therapy program, we check a panel of lab work to determine what hormones are out of balance. Dr. Trussell reviews all your lab work, and then makes recommendations on replacing hormone deficiencies and balancing out your hormones to not only make you feel better, but to actually make you healthier! We stock nutraceuticals in our office and your dose of BioTE pellets is calculated specifically for you based on your own lab work.
Call today for an appointment...501-228-6237
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Anne R Trussell MD