Biote Specialist

Advanced Women's Center

Okey Okoli, M.D. FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology located in San Antonio, TX

A hormonal imbalance causes a number of inconvenient symptoms, but BioTE® hormone replacement therapy targets the symptoms of this imbalance by continually releasing a customized level of hormones. An expert in women’s health, Okey Okoli, MD, FACOG, offers the plant-based bioidentical hormone therapy at Advanced Women’s Center in San Antonio. Ready to feel like yourself again? Call the practice today or book a consultation online.

BioTE Q&A

What are the signs of hormonal imbalance?

As you age, your body makes less and less of the crucial hormones estrogen and progesterone. Although everyone is different, the imbalance may produce these common symptoms:

  • Exhaustion
  • Stress
  • Foggy thinking
  • Weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Heavy or painful periods
  • Acne
  • Thinning hair
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Thin or dry skin
  • Unstable blood sugar
  • Low blood pressure
  • Debilitating PMS
  • Tender breasts
  • Painful sex
  • Low sex drive

Miscarriages or infertility also may signal an underlying hormonal imbalance.

What is BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? 

Hormone replacement therapy helps to restore balance to your hormone levels to free you of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. BioTe works to rebalance your hormones with plant-derived hormones that offer a more natural alternative to synthetic hormones. 

Using plant-based hormones may prevent the rollercoaster-like effects reported with other forms of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. BioTe therapy is a quick, consistent method that’s tailored to the unique needs of your body.

What happens during BioTe bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Dr. Okoli tests the hormones in your blood to customize your therapy. The therapy is delivered via a rice-sized pellet inserted underneath your skin during a quick procedure at Advanced Women’s Center. Once inserted, the pellet releases a continuous stream of bioidentical hormones. 

The consistent flow helps minimize fluctuations that plague other forms of hormone replacement therapy. In time, the pellet dissolves and your body absorbs it. 

When does BioTe take effect?

The effects of your therapy begin about 7-10 days after your pellet is inserted, although results vary. If you’re like most BioTe patients, you notice a resolution in your symptoms in as little as four weeks. It may take six months to see the full effects. 

Is BioTe right for me?

You may have heard about the health risks of hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Okoli is a board-certified gynecologist who evaluates whether you’re an appropriate candidate for the treatment based on your medical history, family history, and other factors. He discusses any potential risks and answers all your questions, so you feel fully informed.

If you’re ready to free yourself of unwanted side effects from a hormonal imbalance, call Advanced Women’s Center today or book a consultation online and learn more about BioTe.