Hormone Replacement for Menopause

Hormone Replacement Helps Treat Symptoms of Menopause – 

Menopause is the end of a woman’s reproductive cycle. The average age for the onset of menopause is 51. But menopause can actually occur as early as the late 30’s – or as late as the early 6os. Leading up to menopause, a woman’s ovaries begin producing fewer and fewer hormones.

Hormones regulate virtually every aspect of our bodies, from metabolism and weigh gain, to skin health, sleep patterns and sex drive. So, the decreased hormones of menopause can cause a wide variety of changes or symptoms in a woman’s body.

Symptoms and side effects of menopausal hormone decline can include: hot flashes, sleep disruption, low libido, vaginal pain and dryness, urinary incontinence, weight gain, mood swings, bone density loss (osteoporosis), and more. In short, menopause can be very unpleasant.

But, the good news is that replacing declining hormones during menopause with bioidentical hormone replacement pellets can offer lasting relief from these difficult and often painful symptoms.

Hormone Replacement Reduces Menopause Symptoms

Hormone replacement therapy is considered the most effective treatment for symptoms of estrogen decline, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and pain or discomfort during intercourse.

Doctors also generally recommend low dose estrogen replacement for women who have had a hysterectomy, or a a bilateral oophorectomy (removal of the uterus and ovaries). Estrogen comes in different forms. The daily pill and patch are the most popular, but the hormone also is available in a vaginal ring, gel, or spray.

The estrogen decline or imbalance of menopause is also associated with osteoporosis, breast cancer, and heart disease. But research indicates that hormone replacement offers improved bone strength, heart and artery protection, and even helps guard against cognitive decline during aging, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Why You Should Use Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

Remaining healthy well after menopause depends on many factors including lifestyle and heredity. But, just as we supplement the body with vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, it also makes sense to replenish the necessary hormones that are missing from the body.

And, the best, most natural method of replacing deficient hormones is with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Pellets.

A single pellet implant in our office steadily and and consistently releases low doses of hormones for 3 to 6 months. And, unlike synthetic hormones that are made in a lab, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets consist of hormones extracted from 100% natural sources.  These bioidentical hormones replicate the exact molecular structure of the human body’s naturally produced hormones.

And, unlike hormone pills that put you on a daily roller coaster of hormone ups and downs, time-released pellets deliver hormones the way your body does – gradually and consistently over time from within the body. Additionally, unlike oral pills, messy creams and unsightly patches, there are no pills to remember daily, and no messy creams or ugly patches to remember to apply.

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe for Menopause?

The North American Menopause Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and The Endocrine Society have all taken the position that most healthy women can use hormone therapy for relief of their menopause symptoms.

Previously there were concerns that taking estrogen alone increased a woman’s risk for uterine cancer. However, taking progesterone hormones combined with estrogen greatly reduces this risk. This is important because, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 years old will experience a broken bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. Other estimates put the risk as high as 1 on 2, or 50% of all women over 50.

So, the importance of reversing the risk of an osteoporosis, as well as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other life-threatening conditions cannot be understated.

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause – Birmingham, MI

Hormone replacement therapy has been proven effective for decades for reducing the symptoms of menopause like painful sex, mood swings and hot flashes. BHRT pellets also protect post- menopausal women from the dangers of fractured bones, heart disease and cognitive decline.

If you and your doctor believe hormone replacement therapy is the right treatment for you, BHRT pellets offer the safest, most consistent, most effective and easiest to use form of hormone replacement.

Menopause Hormone Replacement Therapy – Birmingham, MI: 248.335.7200

Comparing Different Types of Hormone Therapy

Comparing Different Types of Hormone Therapy – 

In both women and men, hormones affect virtually every aspect of health and overall wellness. Everything from a person’s energy level, to their sex drive, and even weight gain are regulated by hormones. So when hormone production declines or is out of balance – due to age, illness, surgery or environment – a wide variety of health complications can occur.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Oakland County, Dr. Ali naturally and safely corrects these hormone imbalances with BioTe bioidentical hormone replacement pellets. These rice-sized pellets are placed beneath the skin only 2 or 3 times a year to naturally replace missing hormones and restore health, wellness and quality of life.

However, our patients are often curious or confused about the difference between bio-identical hormone replacement pellets and other types of more traditional hormone therapy. So, in this article, Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali compares the different types and methods of hormone replacement therapy.

Synthetic vs Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

To begin with, lets look at the difference between synthetic hormones & bioidentical hormones.

Most types of conventional hormone replacement therapy use synthetic hormones – which are made in a laboratory. However, BioTE® bioidentical hormones are not synthetic – they are derived from plants, so that they are 100% natural and identical biologically to human hormones.

Something as complex as a hormone can never identically match the complexity of a natural human hormone if it is made in a lab – so it is not as effective, and can also have dangerous side effects. Read more about synthetic vs. bioidentical hormones HERE.

Next, less explore the differences in the delivery systems used in hormone replacement.

Injectable Hormone Therapy “Shots”

Hormone shots or injections require weekly or bi-weekly shots, making them far less convenient that pellets that only require insertion 2 or 3 times a year.

Not only are weekly shots painful, but this intermittent dosing leads to inconsistent levels – putting the patient on a hormonal roller coaster.

Additionally, some patients may have an allergic reaction to the oil suspension of the injections.

Oral Hormone Therapy Pills

Taking hormone pills requires you to visit the pharmacy every month, and to remember to take your pills every single day – instead of twice a year like pellets. And pills give you a sudden spike in hormones when you take the pill, that wears off over the rest of the day – unlike pellets which offer consistent 24/7 delivery.

Additionally, hormone pills can cause GI issues such as upset stomach and even ulceration in some patients. And, taking hormone pills every day for years can also be hard on the liver.

There is also evidence of increased risk of blood clots, as well as gallbladder effects with daily hormone pills.

Transdermal Patch Hormone Therapy

The disadvantages of transdermal hormone therapy are well known to anyone who has worn a hormone patch. To begin with, the patch is unsightly while pellets are invisible. And, patches are notorious for causing skin irritation.

Patches also can fall off with swimming, physical exertion or even showering. And, the hormone delivery is not consistent, as it is strongest with a new patch – that becomes weaker as the patch is worn.

Even worse, clinical studies show that up to 45% of people do not absorb hormones fully and effectively from patches.

Hormone Therapy Pellets

BioTe hormone pellets are “time-released” – so they continue to constantly and evenly release the bioidentical hormones over several months. This is the only hormone delivery method that consistently balances the hormones without “surges”.

Additionally, hormone pellets are “one and done” – lasting up to six months. this means no pills or shots to refill or remember to take, and no patches that fall off and need to be replaced.

For convenience, consistency, effectiveness and body compatibility hormone pellets are the superior delivery method.

Hormone Therapy – Oakland County

BioTe Hormone Replacement Pellets may be the fast, natural and effective solution to improving your health and energy, improving your sex life and getting your quality of life back!

If you live in the greater Oakland County area, contact Dr. Ali at AMAE today for a complete hormone workup and diagnosis – and see what hormone replacement pellets can do for you!

Hormone Therapy Consultation – Oakland County – 248-335-7200

Preventing Osteoporosis with Hormone Replacement

Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Osteoporosis

When a woman approaches menopause, her body will start to display symptoms of the sudden drop in estrogen that occurs, such as hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings, sleep disorders, and more. However, an unseen – but even more dangerous – consequence of menopause is the effect it has on a woman’s bones.

Estrogen, while primarily thought of as a “sex hormone,” is also essential to female bone health. Estrogen is responsible for stimulating the activity of the cells that produce bone – called “osteoblasts.” But when a woman’s estrogen level drops during menopause, these osteoblasts no longer effectively produce bone. And as the bones lose calcium, women are at grave danger of bone fractures.

Fortunately, for women nearing or during menopause, as well as women with a high risk for osteoporosis, estrogen replacement therapy may can be an effective osteoporosis preventative or treatment.

Preserving Bone Density with Estrogen Replacement

Estrogen replacement therapy was the very first FDA-approved treatment to prevent osteoporosis. And while there are now many other drugs and medications for osteoporosis, estrogen remains a mainstay of medical professionals to conserve bone mass and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures in post-menopausal women.

Because estrogen therapy is simply aimed at replacing the hormone’s that the body naturally produces, Estrogen replacement therapy is safe and appropriate for most women. There are only a small number of women who should nor use estrogen therapy, including women with breast or uterine cancer, decreased liver function or liver disease, or a recent history of blood clots. Estrogen replacement therapy is also not for pre-menopausal women or for men.

Typically, the best time to begin estrogen replacement therapy to prevent osteoporosis is during early menopause. However, studies show that the bone-preserving benefits of estrogen replacement can still be achieved, even if started more than a decade after the onset menopause.

Is Estrogen Replacement Safe for Treating Osteoporosis?

The North American Menopause Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and The Endocrine Society have all stated that most healthy, menopausal women can safely use hormone replacement therapy.

Previously there were concerns that taking estrogen alone increased a woman’s risk for uterine cancer. However, taking progesterone hormones combined with estrogen greatly reduces this risk. And, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 years old will experience a broken bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. So the risk of an osteoporosis related broken bone is significant.

Additionally, if a woman has had a hysterectomy (removal of your uterus) she can even safely take estrogen alone because there is no risk for developing uterine cancer.

Best Estrogen Replacement Method

Hormone Replacement Pellets are by far the best delivery method for replacing depleted estrogen levels. In fact studies have shown that use of estrogen pellets resulted in a four-fold increase in bone density over oral estrogen, and 2.5 times greater results than hormone patches.

Originally, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) consisted of synthetic hormones, that were made entirely in a lab.  However, the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)pellets used by Dr. Ali in Birmingham, MI a consist of hormones extracted from a 100% natural source like plants.  These bioidentical hormones replicate the exact molecular structure of the human body’s naturally produced hormones.

And, unlike hormone pills that put you on a daily roller coaster of hormone ups and downs, time-released pellets deliver hormones the way your body does – gradually and consistently over time from within the body.

Additionally, unlike oral pills, messy creams and unsightly patches, pellets only have to be administered once every four or five months. There are no pills to remember daily, and no messy creams to apply.

Estrogen Replacement Therapy – Birmingham, MI

Estrogen replacement therapy has been proven effective for decades at protecting post-menopausal women from the bone loss and fractures of osteoporosis. If you and your doctor believe estrogen replacement therapy is the right treatment for you, BHRT pellets offer the safest, most consistent, most effective and easiest to use form of hormone replacement.

Estrogen Replacement Therapy – Birmingham, MI: 248.335.7200

5 Surprising Facts About Hormone Replacement Therapy

5 Surprising Facts About Hormone Replacement Therapy – 

Most people associate hormone problems with menopause. And, while a woman’s estrogen production does typically decline during her change of life, hormones issues can affect a woman or man’s health and quality of life at any age!

In this article Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali shares 5 facts about hormones that may surprise you – and reveals what you can do about hormone issues at any age.

#1. Estrogen Is Not Just A Female Hormone

Most people know that estrogen maintains the reproductive system, including fertility and ovulation –  and that estrogen governs female characteristics, such as breast development.

But, a specific type of estrogen – called Estradiol – is essential in men for sex drive, erections, and sperm production (fertility).

And, while testosterone levels decrease in men with age, estrogen levels usually increase. And abnormally high estrogen levels in men can put them at risk for conditions like diabetes and certain forms of cancer.

#2. Testosterone Is Not Just A Male Hormone

We all associate testosterone with virility in men. But a woman’s ovaries also produce small but very necessary amounts of testosterone.

A testosterone deficiency in women can cause low sex drive, weight gain, and mood swings. Low testosterone over a long period of time may also cause more serious health problems such as heart disease, memory loss, and low bone density.

And too much testosterone in women can result in facial hair, excess body hair, hair loss/balding, acne, and more.

#3. Hormones Increase Bone Density

While hormone fluctuations are usually associated with sexual issues or mood changes, many people do not realize that hormones are necessary to prevent bone loss.

About 10 million people in the United States have osteoporosis, many without knowing it. And another 34 million are at risk for developing this silent killer. In fact, an estimated one out of every two women over age 50 will suffer a broken bone in their lifetime that is osteoporosis related.

Estrogen replacement therapy can help conserve bone mass and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures in post-menopausal women.

#4. Hormone Imbalance Can Cause Weight Gain

The thyroid produces hormones which regulate how the body uses and stores energy – a function known as “metabolism.” So, when thyroid hormone levels are out of balance, the body does not effectively “burn” energy … and unwanted weight gain accumulates.

According to the American Thyroid Association, up to 10 pounds of unwanted body weight gain may be attributable to a thyroid deficiency or “hypothyroidism”. Rebalancing your thyroid hormones can be an excellent first step to shedding stubborn weight gain that isn’t responding to diet or exercise.

#5. Hormone Imbalance Can Cause Hair Loss

Hormones are the most common cause of hair loss for both males and females. In both men and women the specific hormone responsible for hair loss is dihydrotestosterone (“DHT”), which is a hormone that your body makes as a byproduct of testosterone.

DHT causes hair loss by miniaturizing hair follicles, causing the hairs to fall out and not be replaced as they normally would. This type of hormone based hair loss is called androgenic alopecia – sometimes referred to as “male pattern baldness” or “female-pattern hair loss”. This is the most serious form of hair loss because, the hair that you lose is often gone permanently.

Fortunately, a simple blood test examining your hormone levels will help determine if a hormone imbalance could be causing or contributing to your hair loss. And hormone replacement therapy can be an excellent tool in your arsenal to help stop “shedding” and re-grow thicker and healthier hair.

Hormone Replacement Therapy – Oakland County

These Five Fast Facts about hormone imbalance are really just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to how hormones influence men and women’s health and wellbeing! Hormones also affect mood, heart health, skin aging, sex drive, sexual performance, and much, much more.

Hormone Replacement Therapy may be the fast, natural and effective solution to helping you lose weight, stop hair loss, increase energy, improve your sex life and get your overall quality of life back!

If you live in the greater Oakland County area, contact Dr. Ali at AMAE today for a complete hormone workup and diagnosis – and see what hormone replacement pellets can do for you!

Hormone Replacement Therapy – Oakland County – 248-335-7200

Restore Your Health with Hormone Replacement Pellets

Restore Your Health with Hormone Replacement Pellets – 

Most people are familiar with the hormone decline that results from menopause. But many people do not understand that insufficient hormone production can afflict both men and women of any age – and can be the underlying cause of many health problems.

Hormones regulate virtually every aspect of health and wellbeing, including energy levels, sex drive, weight gain and much, much more. So when hormone production decreases or is “out of whack”, a wide variety of side-effects and health complications will occur.

The good news is that BioTe bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are now available at AMAE in the Detroit area. These tiny pellets natural replace missing hormones – and can help restore health, wellness and quality of life to men and women.

Hormone Replacement Pellet Process

At AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in the Detroit area we offer safe, natural effective hormone replacement via state-of-the-art BioTE® bioidentical hormone pellets.

Dr. Ali begins by conducting a comprehensive patient exam, including thorough blood work, to determine which hormones are missing or out of balance. Then a customized hormone pellet therapy is ordered, to meet the patient’s unique needs, and replace the specific hormones that are missing.

In the next appointment, Dr. Ali will use a mild anesthetic to numb the pellet insertion area – usually in the buttocks area. The tiny BioTe bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are then inserted just under the skin in a quick and painless procedure.

The BioTe pellets are “time-released” and evenly and constantly deliver all-natural, bio-identical estrogen, and/or testosterone over time. This consistently balances hormones.

BioTe Hormone Replacement Pellets are Natural

BioTe hormone replacement pellets are “bioidentical” – meaning that they are structurally the same as normal human hormones. And they are 100% naturally derived from plant and animal sources – and are not synthetically created in a lab like other types of replacement hormones. So the pellets restore your body’s hormone balance naturally, in a way that is “identical” to what the body does when it was younger and functioning properly.

BioTe Hormone Replacement Pellets are Consistent

Other methods of hormone delivery – such as hormone pills or topical hormone creams – only supply hormones once a day. This results in ongoing hormone fluctuations. However, hormone pellets keep the patients’ hormone levels stable with continuous time-released delivery.

And, the insertion is “one and done” so the patient does not have to remember to take daily pills, or apply messy topical creams every night.

Conditions Hormone Replacement Pellets Helps

Hormone deficiency is at the root of almost every major health problem. But hormone replacement therapy pellets can treat a number of problems that affect intimacy and quality of life.

Restoring hormone balance can reduce or eliminate:

  • Loss of Energy
  • Weight Gain (especially belly fat)
  • Painful sex
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low sex drive
  • Insomnia

Clinical studies have also proven that bioidentical hormone replacement can help improve the following medical conditions:

  • Menopause (and Perimenopause & Post Menopause)
  • PMS
  • Hysterectomy
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anxiety, Depression & Mood Swings

Hormone Replacement Pellets – Detroit

If you are suffering from any of these conditions, are constantly tired and out of energy, or just don’t feel as good as you used to, your hormones may be depleted or out of balance. The good news is that there IS something you can do about it!

If you live in the greater Detroit area, contact Dr. Ali at AMAE today. Schedule an appointment for a hormone workup and diagnosis. BioTe Hormone Replacement Pellets may be the fast, natural solution to getting your body and your life back!

Hormone Replacement Pellets – Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

Why Hormone Replacement Pellets Are The Ideal Delivery System

Why Pellets Are The Ideal Hormone Replacement Delivery System –  –

Many patients are aware of the many benefits of hormone treatments. Re-balancing depleted or imbalanced hormone levels can help treat many conditions in women and men: from menopause, to low testosterone, reduced sex drive, osteoporosis, mood swings, painful sex and much, much more.

But men and women who have tried traditional non-pellet methods of hormone replacement – including creams, pills, rings, injections and patches – have discovered that their hormone treatment also caused some unwanted side effects.

However, using time-released, under-the-skin pellets to deliver replacement hormones can reduce or even eliminate the side effects of hormone replacement therapy. Hormone Replacement pellets also offer better and more consistent symptom relief than hormones delivered by oral pills or topical creams.

In this article the Hormone Replacement experts at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area explain why Hormone Replacement pellets are superior to other non-pellet hormone delivery methods.

Hormone Replacement Pellets Deliver the Right Dose

Hormone creams, pills and patches all deliver inconsistent amounts of hormones.  If you take your pill or apply your cream in the morning, you get a sudden large dose of hormones – which then wears off over the rest of the day. This creates a roller coaster of hormones in your body every day!

Pellets, however, deliver a steady, consistent measured dose of the hormones your body needs. This keeps your hormone levels stable at all times – which avoids the “ups and downs” of pills and creams that can cause unwanted side-effects.  Pellets are the only hormone delivery system that provides steady hormone levels over time.

Hormone Replacement Pellets Mimic the Body

Pills and creams unnaturally release hormones into the body in a way that is different from how the body’s natural hormones are released. Pills deliver a large and sudden dose of hormones into the stomach – and creams deliver hormones from the outside through the skin.

However, pellets deliver hormones the way your body does – gradually and consistently over time from within the body. In fact, hormone replacement pellets are the only form of delivery that mirrors the way human ovaries release hormones in women, and testicles release hormones in men.

Hormone pellets provide steady, around-the-clock, low dosages of hormones just like the body does. Pellets even deliver more hormones when the body needs them – such as during exercise or stress – and less when the body doesn’t need as much!

Hormone Replacement Pellets are Convenient

Hormone replacement pills require you to remember to take a pill every day (or multiple times a day). And hormone creams are messy and no-fun to apply – and can interfere with sexual activity and enjoyment. Hormone patches are not only visible and unsightly, but patients also have to worry about the patch falling off – and patches have to be replaced weekly (sometimes according to a complicated on-again off again schedule).

And anything that makes a medical treatment inconvenient also makes it less likely to be effective!

But hormone pellets are “one and done” in a simple, quick office procedure! Once the customized hormone pellet is inserted by Dr. Ali under the skin, it continues to consistently deliver hormones for up to 5 months in women, and up to six months in men.

With hormone pellets, there is no pill to remember, no gooey cream to apply and no ugly patch to fall off and replace weekly!

Hormone Replacement Pellets – Troy, MI Area: 248.335.7200

Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Help Parkinson’s Disease?

Treating Treat Parkinson’s Disease with Hormone Replacement Therapy

The brain regulates every aspect of the body – including voluntary functions like thinking and involuntary functions such as heartbeat, breathing and even hormone production. The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus are located within the brain and are responsible for controlling hormone production.

Parkinson’s disease, however, causes the failure and death of the critical nerve cells in the brain called neurons. Parkinson’s mainly affects neurons in an area of the brain that produces the dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter that sends messages between nerve cells that controls movement and coordination.

Recent ground-breaking research has begun to suggest that hormone replacement therapy may be able to help Improve neuromuscular functioning in patient’s with Parkinson’s disease.

Studies Supporting Hormone Replacement to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

In August of 2019 the website Science Daily reported the results of a cutting-edge study from the Society for Neuroscience. There it was reported that brain-selective estrogen treatment had improved the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in male mice, according to research published in JNeurosci.

It was also postulated in that report that women’s protective estrogen levels may be the reason that two times more men than women are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  The authors expressed optimism that these findings could eventually lead to estrogen-based treatments for Parkinson’s disease .

In another study, the Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center conducted trials on approximately 80 Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The hope was that bringing the patients’ hormone levels closer to the hormone profile of their youth would improve mobility, motor activity, cognition, mood and overall quality of life.

Encouragingly, about 50 percent of Parkinson’s patients in HRT study reported benefits including improved energy level, better cognitive performance, increased muscle tone, higher sex drive, and less depression. And, 10 to 15 percent of those patients reported experiencing “remarkable” results, that included better physical mobility.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) delivers hormones that are identical to the estrogens and testosterone found in the human body. And, research seems to indicate that hormone therapy may benefit certain symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, in two ways.

Estrogen Replacement & Parkinson’s Disease

Recent literature has indicated that two forms of bioidentical estrogen, estradiol and estriol, may help provide protective benefits that arrest the progression of Parkinson’s Disease, as well as other neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and multiple system atrophy.

Additionally estrogen (estradiol) replacement increases dopamine production and decreases inflammation in the female brain.

Testosterone Replacement & Parkinson’s Disease

Low Testosterone is quite common in older patients – and, interestingly, the symptoms of “low T” overlap with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including loss of muscle mass, decreased sex drive, anxiety, depression and fatigue. In both healthy individuals with “low t” and patient’s with Parkinson’s disease these symptoms do not respond to antidepressant therapy or other traditional treatments.

Early tests have suggested that testosterone replacement aids patients with Parkinson’s in exercise and physical activity. It is believed that testosterone replacement improves the patient’s motivation, endurance and stamina to improve their physical fitness, in the same way that it helps aging men who do not have Parkinson’s.  just as it does in those without the disease.

Additionally testosterone replacement increases dopamine production and decreases inflammation in the male brain.

Can Hormone Replacement Help Parkinson’s Disease?

Hormone Replacement is not a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. However, some studies, as well as reports for Parkinson’s patients and their doctors indicate that patients using bioidentical hormone replacement can experience some significant improvements in their symptoms.

If you are suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, and you and your doctor believe hormone replacement therapy might be a beneficial treatment for you, BHRT pellets offer the safest, most consistent, most effective and easiest to use form of hormone replacement.

Or, schedule a consultation with hormone replacement expert Dr. Ali for a full hormone blood analysis – to see if perhaps hormone replacement pellets may help improve your quality of life.

Hormone Replacement Therapy – Detroit Area: 248.335.7200

Can Hormone Replacement Treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) With Hormone Replacement – 

A Traumatic Brain Injury – or “TBI” – refers to physical damage to the brain, usually the result of a powerful impact to the head. When the head is struck it can cause bruising, bleeding and other damage in the brain that can create life-shattering emotional and cognitive difficulties.

Traditional treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have typically focused only on addressing the initial injury to the brain, while ignoring the chronic and debilitating symptoms that can surface or persist for years after the initial brain injury.

However, new, cutting-edge research has begun to reveal that a Traumatic Brain Injury can also trigger serious deficiencies in certain of the body’s hormones hormones. And, researches are beginning to understand that it is this hormone imbalance that may be causing or worsening the symptoms of the TBI.

The good news is that scientific evidence is emerging suggesting that replacing missing hormones in people suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury can help treat or reduce many of the long-term symptoms of TBI.

It has long been known that a TBI can cause problems with attention, memory, sleep and executive functioning such as flexible thinking, impulse-control, and the ability to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions. But new research shows that hormone replacement may be able to help remedy or alleviate some of this devastating TBI symptoms.

Why a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Causes Hormone Problems

The brain regulates every aspect of the body – including voluntary functions like thinking and involuntary functions such as heartbeat, breathing and even hormone production. The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus are located within the brain and are responsible for controlling hormone production.

A healthy brain communicates constantly with the body to regulate a healthy, natural balance of hormones. But, injury to the brain can result in damage to the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus – which can severely impede the normal production and regulation of hormones.

In fact, scientists believe that 50% to 76% of people with a Traumatic Brain Injury experience “hypo-pituitarism” where the pituitary gland does not produce normal hormones levels. This can result in a decrease in the brains growth hormones which are needed by the brain’s receptors in regions responsible for learning and memory. Additionally, sex hormones, which are also closely related to cognitive function may be decreased

Treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Hormone Replacement

Cutting edge doctors are now beginning to utilize hormone replacement therapy in patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), to reduce cognitive impairment. In fact, some specialists have been using hormone replacement therapy to assist retired professional football players who are suffering from lasting symptoms of brain injuries incurred while on the field.

While the scientific research on treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with hormone replacement is still very new, it is also very promising. And, hormone replacement pellets are the only form of delivery that mirrors the way that the human body releases hormones: gradually and consistently over time from within the body, with steady, around-the-clock, low dosages.

If you or someone you love is suffering from the devastating symptoms and side-effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury, consider discussing the use of hormone replacement pellets with your physician. Or, schedule a consultation with hormone replacement expert Dr. Ali for a full hormone blood analysis – to see if perhaps hormone replacement pellets may help improve your quality of life.

Hormone Replacement Therapy – Detroit Area: 248.335.7200

Male Hormone Replacement FAQs

Male Hormone Replacement
Frequently Asked Questions – 

Nearly every bodily function and process in a man’s body – including sexual arousal and performance – are regulated by male hormones. So when a man experiences a hormone imbalance, he will experience serious negative effects. A male hormone imbalance can not only affect sexual function, but can also lead to loss of energy, decreased muscle mass, weight gain and many more serious health problems.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area we offer male hormone replacement pellets as a 100% natural and highly effective means of rebalancing male hormones – for improved health, vitality and sexual performance.

What are the Symptoms of Male Hormone Imbalance?

Male hormone imbalance can cause a wide variety of physical and mental symptoms. Because these symptoms are so diverse, many men and their doctors do not realize that a hormone imbalance is the underlying cause. And not every man has every symptom.

Symptoms of male hormone imbalance include:

  • fatigue,
  • insomnia,
  • mental fogginess,
  • depression & anxiety,
  • loss of muscle & weight gain,
  • decreased sexual interest,
  • reduced sexual performance,
  • low blood pressure,
  • unstable blood sugar,
  • acne breakouts,

Can Male Hormone Replacement Treat “Low T”?

Yes! Low testosterone – also known as “Low T” – is indeed one of the most common types of male hormone imbalance. More than13 million men suffer from low testosterone.

Replacing or re-balancing low testosterone can improve a man’s vitality, energy, and sex life. It can also help to ward off more serious medical issues related to “Low T” such as strokes, heart attack, and other serious long-term health risks.

How Do Biote Male Hormone Replacement Pellets Work?

First the man’s blood is tested, to identify his unique, individual hormone imbalances. Then Dr. Ali implants a tiny (rice-grained size) pellets under the patient’s skin containing customized bioidentical hormones. A single miniscule pellet delivers a low, steady and consistent dose of hormones such as testosterone for periods as long as 6 months!

Why are Biote Pellets the Best Form of Male Hormone Replacement?

Male hormone replacement pellets are not only more convenient than testosterone injections, but are also less painful.

Additionally, there are no daily pills you have to remember to take to take with BioTe hormone replacement pellets. Because hormone pellets can deliver consistent male hormone replacement for up to 6 month, it’s “one and done” twice a year.

And, importantly, unlike other kinds of hormone therapy, male hormone replacement pellets do NOT interfere with your sex life.

Additionally, BioTe male hormone replacement pellets are 100% natural “bioidentical” hormones – and not synthetic like some other forms of hormone replacement therapy.

When Will I see Results from Biote Pellet Male Hormone Replacement?

As rapidly as 7 to 10 days, many male patients begin to see dramatic improvement in symptoms of male hormone imbalance, allowing them to return to a more active, vibrant and healthy lifestyle. A single insertion will then continue to consistently relpace and rebalance hormones for up to 6 months.

Male Hormone Replacement Pellets – Troy, MI Area

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area, we believe that men should live life with energy, health and sexual vitality at any age!

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms that could be related to male hormone imbalance, call us today to schedule a consultation and blood test to see if male hormone replacement pellets can help you attain better health, renewed energy and an improved sex life!

Male Hormone Replacement Pellets – Troy, MI Area: 248.335.7200

 

BioTe Hormone Replacement Pellet FAQs

BioTe Hormone Replacement Pellet FAQs –

At AMAE we now offer BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy – to help both female and male patients balance hormones to lead a better, healthier, longer and more satisfying life.

In this article we answer some of our patient’s most frequently asked questions about BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using pellets.

Why do my hormones need to be replaced or “balanced”?

Often, people experiencing symptoms such as exhaustion, stress, “brain fog”, weight gain, low sex drive, sleep disturbances, and more are actually suffering from hormonal imbalance. Additionally, low or imbalanced missing hormones can contribute to serious medical conditions such as cardiovascular risk, repressed immune system function, osteoporosis, and more.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can get to the root cause of these complex symptoms and conditions – and return patients to a state of healthy hormone balance.

What are bioidentical hormone replacement pellets?

“Bioidentical” hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) means that the hormones used are structurally the same as normal human hormones. Therefore, they bring the patient’s hormones – such as estrogen, and/or testosterone – back into balance naturally, in just the same way that one’s body does when it is functioning properly.

The hormones are delivered via tint time-released “pellets” that are smaller than a grain of rice. These are placed under the skin for constant consistent and ongoing release of the necessary levels of hormones making them the most superior method of hormone replacement.

How do I know if I have a hormone imbalance?

The first step to BHRT is to schedule a consultation with certified BioTE provider Dr. Ali. A simple blood test is administered in out Birmingham, MI medical office, and it will be sent out for extensive lab work to determine which hormones are reduced or out of balance in your body.

Once your individual and unique hormone profile has been established, Dr. Ali will personalize a hormone replacement therapy program just for you. The bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are not “one size fits all” – they will be customized for your body’s unique hormone replacement needs.

What is the time-frame for bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy?

Studies show that patients may see the effects of hormone therapy as soon as two to four weeks after pellets are inserted – often with a dramatic decrease in symptoms.

Even better, one BHRT pellet insertion can last up to five weeks in women and six weeks in men. This means that there are no daily pills to remember, and no messy creams to apply. All it takes is a five minute procedure in our Birmingham, MI office – and you can forget about it for a full month or more!

How can bioidentical hormone replacement pellets help women?

Female hormone imbalance can cause the development of brown spots on the face, aging skin, severe or painful menstruation, PMS, ovarian cysts, infertility  thinning hair, loss of energy, vaginal pain or dryness, loss of sexual interest, reduced sexual sensation, or even pain during sex can also result from hormone imbalance.

The effects of a female hormone imbalance may also be emotional, causing mood swings, depression, anxiety and other mental conditions.

But thanks to women’s hormone replacement therapy, many of these conditions or symptoms can be significantly minimized.

How can bioidentical hormone replacement pellets help men?

An estimated 13 million men suffer from low testosterone. Symptoms of male hormone imbalance can include low sex drive, decreased performance, loss of muscle, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, low blood pressure, unstable blood sugar, acne and much more. Mental effects of insufficient male hormones can include lack of mental clarity, depression, and anxiety.

BioTe bioidentical hormone replacement pellets can help alleviate the physical, mental, and emotional strains of male hormone imbalance.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets – Birmingham, MI

If you are experiencing any of the above health problems, a decrease or imbalance in your body’s hormone production may be the underlying cause. But BioTe Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets, could very well provide the solution to help you live an energetic, healthy and satisfying life once again!

For more information on the benefits of BioTe Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets, or to schedule personalized blood testing to see if BioTe pellets can help you, call Dr. Ali in Birmingham, MI today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets – Birmingham, MI: 248.335.7200