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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) in Central PA
At the Burick Center your health and well-being is our primary concern. We are proud to offer an innovative and personalized approach to balance and wellness through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Understanding that each individual has unique needs, our experienced medical team provides tailored treatments using topicals, orals, injections and pellets to ensure a harmonious balance for your body and mind.
What are Bioidentical Replacement Hormones?
Bioidentical replacement hormones are a type of therapy that closely resembles the hormones naturally produced by the glands in your body. These hormones can be beneficial for individuals experiencing symptoms of low or imbalanced hormones.
Hormones serve as chemical messengers produced by the endocrine glands, and they play a crucial role in regulating various systems and functions within the body. Even a slight disruption in hormone balance can lead to symptoms that can interfere with daily life.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, also known as BHRT, are tiny, custom-compounded therapies that are bioidentical to those found in the human body. The most commonly used bioidentical hormones include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
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Bioidential Hormone Replacement Treatments at the Burick Center
Among our cutting-edge treatments, with over 25 years experience, we specialize in bioidentical hormone therapy using a variety of methods designed to cater to individual preferences and medical requirements.
- Topicals: Our specially formulated bioidentical hormone topicals are designed to be absorbed through the skin, providing a localized application that fits seamlessly into your daily routine. Crafted with precision, this method ensures a comfortable and effective option for hormone therapy.
- Injections: For those looking for a more direct approach, we offer injections that deliver hormones straight into the bloodstream. Administered by our trained medical professionals, injections provide a targeted and efficient way to balance hormones.
- Orals: Our oral treatments provide a convenient way to integrate hormone therapy into your daily life. Customized to fit your specific needs, these capsules or tablets offer an easily accessible option for maintaining hormonal balance.
- Pellets: Introducing hormone therapy pellets to our treatment options. These cutting-edge pellets provide a slow, consistent release of hormones, representing the latest in our commitment to personalized, comprehensive care.
Getting Started with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Beginning your journey to optimal hormone health is both a significant and rewarding decision. At Burick Center, we prioritize ensuring that every step you take with us is informed, transparent, and tailored to your specific needs. Here’s how you can embark on this transformative journey:
Consultation with Our Physician: Every patient’s journey starts with an in-depth consultation with our experienced physician. This session allows us to understand your current health status, discuss your goals, and answer any queries you might have about our therapy options.
Investment in Your Health: There is a one-time, non-refundable consultation fee of $250. This fee supports our commitment to providing you with a thorough and personalized assessment, ensuring the therapy is right for you.
Essential Lab Work: To guarantee the safety and effectiveness of the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, we conduct comprehensive lab work at a cost of $100. This vital step ensures you are prepared and suitable for the treatment, regardless of the method – be it topicals, injections, orals, or pellet therapy.
Please contact Steph, our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Expert R.N., at the Burick Center at 717-730-9000 to schedule a consultation in Mechanicsburg, PA or for any questions. Individuals must be 18 or older to receive Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Female Panel – $100
FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
TPO (Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies)
Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy
Male Panel – $100
Testosterone, Free and Total
TPO (Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies)
Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy
Pellet Therapy Benefits For Men
Pellet Therapy for Men
BHRT pellets are specifically designed for men, containing custom-compounded hormones and binders.
BHRT pellet therapy for men involves the delivery of bioidentical hormones in the form of pellets. The pellets are inserted subcutaneously in the body, providing continuous therapeutic support to address a range of conditions that men commonly encounter. Within a period of two to four weeks, men may begin to experience the benefits of hormone therapy. Some individuals report experiencing the full benefits after the second pellet insertion. Hormone therapy has proven to be beneficial for numerous men in restoring hormone balance and optimizing testosterone levels.
Pellet therapy has the potential to alleviate various conditions commonly faced by men, such as andropause, low mood, anxiety, decreased sex drive, decreased bone density, and issues related to heart health. By utilizing pellet therapy, men can find relief from the symptoms associated with these conditions and achieve a return to hormonal balance.
The Biote Method
The Biote Method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) using pellet therapy is customized to each man’s unique physiology based on a consultation and extensive lab work. Because of this, every program is customized to the patient.
Studies have shown, hormone replacement therapy may help relieve the symptoms of a hormone imbalance in men and may include:
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
- Brain fog
- Decreased sexual performance
- Low mood
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men is $800 per session
Pellet Therapy Benefits For Women
Pellet Therapy for Women
BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) pellets for women is considered an advantageous approach for hormone delivery. These pellets contain a combination of hormones that are customized for each individual, along with binders that help keep them together. This unique system involves the insertion of 2-3 small pellets, each about the size of a grain of rice, under the skin in the fatty tissue of the hip. These pellets consist of either testosterone or estradiol, and they release the hormones gradually into the bloodstream. The procedure is simple and quick, usually taking just a few minutes. The skin is numbed beforehand, and only a small incision is made, which requires a small steri strip and no stitches.
The subcutaneous pellets act as a hormone reservoir, ensuring a consistent dose throughout the day and night. They gradually dissolve without leaving any residue. Typically, women find that the pellets effectively manage symptoms for a period of 3-5 months. Compared to oral or injectable hormones, the pellet delivery system is more efficient and gradual, resulting in a lower likelihood of side effects. It also reduces the incidence of absorption issues that can sometimes occur with hormone creams, gels, or patches.
Prior to insertion, the hormones are thoroughly tested to ensure their potency, sterility, and absence of endotoxins. This stringent testing process guarantees that patients receive high-quality therapy aimed at enhancing their overall well-being as efficiently as possible.
Studies have shown, hormone replacement therapy provides various benefits for women experiencing hormonal imbalance. These include:
- Relieving menopause symptoms
- Improving low sex drive
- Improving energy and mood
- Reducing body fat
- Protecting against health conditions, such as heart disease and osteoporosis
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for women is $450 per session