Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Grube Gynecology

Gynecologists & Women's Health located in Frackville, PA & Pottsville, PA

Preventing hot flashes, mood swings, and a low sex drive are all important reasons to take bioidentical hormones. Hormone replacement also prevents chronic health problems like osteoporosis. Dr. Timothy Grube and the team at Grube Gynecology proudly provide all-natural bioidentical hormones to maintain consistent hormone levels that protect your emotional and physical health. To learn more about bioidentical hormones, call the office in Frackville, Pennsylvania or book an appointment online.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones your body usually produces. Since bioidentical hormones mimic the same actions of your body’s hormones, they may lower your risk of side effects.

When you receive bioidentical hormones at Grube Gynecology, you can also be sure they’re not synthetic, meaning you’ll receive all-natural hormones made from plant sources.

Which health problems are treated with bioidentical hormones?

Women can develop low hormone levels for many reasons, from excessive exercise to problems with your pituitary gland or an autoimmune condition. All women, however, face the health challenges of low hormones in the years before, during, and after menopause.

When estrogen levels drop at menopause, women often experience hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats. Loss of estrogen also increases your risk of other health problems, such as:

  • Vaginal atrophy (vaginal tissues become thin, dry, and inflamed)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Painful intercourse
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Aging skin

What is BioTE® hormone replacement?

You can eliminate menopause symptoms and prevent chronic health diseases by restoring hormones back to their normal levels with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

The team at Grube Gynecology offers BioTE bioidentical hormone replacements, which are made from natural hormones delivered in pellet form.

Your hormone replacement begins with comprehensive blood work to determine your hormone levels; then your BioTE bioidentical pellets are produced with the dose that fits your needs.

What are bioidentical hormone pellets?

Pellets are made by pressing your customized dose of hormones into cylinders that are about the size of a grain of rice. The pellet is implanted under the skin on your hip, where it continuously releases small doses of hormones.

Each pellet lasts three to six months, so a new pellet is inserted two to four times yearly to maintain optimal hormone levels.

What are the advantages of bioidentical hormone pellets?

When hormone replacement therapy is delivered using oral tablets or injections, you experience a roller coaster of hormone levels. Each dose reaches its peak level in your blood, then tapers down to low levels until you take the next dose, which suddenly boosts your hormone levels again.

The fact that one pellet lasts so long is also a significant advantage. You don’t have to worry about taking a daily pill or what happens to your hormone levels and overall health if you forget to take a dose.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of low estrogen, call Grube Gynecology or book an appointment online.