BioTE® Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy for Men

Men begin losing testosterone at the rate of 1-3% per year beginning at age 30.  Current medical research now defines a male equivalent to menopause as Andropause.  Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, gaining weight, loss of muscle mass,  feeling sluggish or depressed, irritability, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving / sustaining erection.

Why Bio-identical Hormone pellet therapy for men?  Because the testosterone used is totally natural, it is an ideal treatment without the drawbacks of a synthetic product.  While hormonal needs for men have received national attention, only marginal treatment options are available.   In addition, hormonal treatments for men can be expensive, require daily consumption, and in many cases, need to be carefully timed with their partner’s needs for normal sexual activities and pleasure.

Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is the only method of testosterone therapy that gives sustained and consistent testosterone levels throughout the day, for 4 to 6 months, without any “roller coaster” blood levels of testosterone, which can result in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient.

BioTE Medical has had excellent results treating men with Bio-identical Hormone therapy.  There have been only a few reported side effects.

FAQs for Men


What are bio-identical hormones?

They are derived from a natural plant source and professionally compounded to be biologically identical to human form of estradiol and testosterone. The body is given what it can no longer produce.

 What can I expect bio-identical hormones to do for me?

The quality of life given back to every man or woman is second to none.

  • Increased energy levels
  • Restore or increase sexual drive
  • Consistency in moods – no more roller coaster effect
  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Decreased body fat
  • Increased mental clarity and focus
  • Greater capacity for getting the body in shape

What are Pellet Therapy Side Effects?

Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, there are few side effects. Two percent of patients experience mild acne or facial hair, and less than 1% experience hair thinning. All of these mild side effects are easily treatable.BioTE® Medical’s hormone pellet therapy side effects are minimal when compared to other hormone delivery methods. That’s because BHRT pellet therapy delivers consistent amounts of hormones 24 hours a day.

How often will I need treatment?

It depends on the person, but anywhere from 4 to 6 months.

I get horrible headaches, will this help me?

Yes! Bio-identical therapy has had great success with hormone related headaches.

I have no libido, what will this do for that if anything?

Good hormone balance will greatly improve your sexual desires.

What’s the difference between bio-identical hormone pellets and creams?

There are a number of ways that hormone pellet therapy differs from bio-identical creams.  BHRT pellet therapy is injected subcutaneously, resting beneath the skin. This injection eliminates the “roller coaster” effect that often accompanies testosterone shots or transdermal applications.

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 men gain belly fat. Testosterone pellets are the only replacement that reverses that trend.

How do I take testosterone pellets and not convert them to Dihydrotestosterone and estrone?

Your blood levels of estrone and DHT are checked after treatment to see if they are elevated. Some men still convert to these metabolites even on testosterone pellets. If they are converting, we troubleshoot with natural supplements such as DIM and Saw Palmetto, or an aromatase inhibitor prescription.

What if I have prostate enlargement already?

Testosterone pellets will make it better, if you do not convert it to DHT; we will treat that if it happens.

Will my testicles shrink while I take the testosterone pellets?

Yes, they will.  Testicles are suppressed by taking any kind of testosterone and they will not make as much testosterone while the pellets
are working.  This is not permanent and the testicle retains its ability to produce testosterone.

What Does Pellet Therapy Cost?

The cost of hormone pellet therapy differs based on your individual treatment plan and needs. Generally, the BHRT pellet therapy cost is competitive with other hormone therapy delivery methods.  Once you have your blood panel analyzed, your provider will develop a custom treatment plan for you, including recommended nutraceuticals to help you achieve optimal balance.  There is a financing plan available through BioTE Medical to help you get started today.