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BioTe BioIdentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Gwen Allen, M.D. -  - OB/GYN

Gardena Women's Center

Gwen Allen, M.D.

OB/GYN located in Gardena, CA

A variety of factors — such as a chronic condition or even just a poor diet and lack of exercise — can contribute to hormonal changes and imbalances as women age. Dr. Gwen Allen, an experienced OB/GYN at the Gardena Women’s Center in Gardena, California, offers women the option of BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. If you’ve been feeling out of sorts or lacking energy, bioidentical hormone treatment may be the key to helping you feel your best again. Call or schedule a consultation online to learn more about BioTE hormone treatment.

BioTe BioIdentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is BioTE bioidentical hormone treatment?

BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a pellet-based method of supplementing and balancing your hormones. BioTE pellets contain hormones that are identical to the ones your body produces naturally. The pellets are plant-based and don’t use synthetic (animal-based) hormones.

BioTE pellets are custom-compounded ingredients that function to keep your hormone levels consistent throughout the day, helping you avoid the rollercoaster effect that many other oral or topical hormones produce. And, because they are made from natural ingredients, BioTE hormones tend to have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.

How do BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement pellets work?

Once Dr. Allen administers a comprehensive blood test to determine if you are a good candidate for BioTE BHRT pellets, she orders customized pellets for your specific needs. The procedure to insert the pellet is relatively simple and quick and can be done at a follow-up appointment.

At your next office visit, Dr. Allen implants the BioTE BHRT pellet under your skin, usually near your hip. The pellets are custom-made at one of two pharmacies in the country that are licensed and approved by the FDA, so you can be assured you’re getting the highest quality, safest, most regulated dose of natural hormones available.

What are the benefits of BioTE pellet therapy?

BioTE pellets offer a wide variety of benefits for women who are suffering from a hormone imbalance as a result of menopause or a chronic health condition. The pellets consistently provide the correct, customized dose of hormones that your body needs for a more balanced system, so you can feel more positive, have more energy, and experience an overall sense of improved health and wellness.

BioTE pellet therapy helps many women find relief or improvement in the following:

  • Menopause symptoms
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • A variety of conditions associated with aging
  • Sex drive
  • PMS symptoms

If you’re interested in learning more about how BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help you, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Allen at her Gardena office.