Optimize Male Hormones

The primary goal of BioTE® Medical is to help optimize the hormone levels of men. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy pellets are inserted under the skin to assist you with hormone balance. Learn about our process and how to experience wellness with optimized hormones below!

How can I get started with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Getting started with bio identical hormone replacement therapy  with BioTE Medical is easy as scheduling an appointment! Simply call our office at 847-717-3400

What is the goal of Hormone Optimization Therapy in Men?

The goal of hormone optimization therapy is to provide all our patients with a sense of wellbeing. This could mean a return to the balance they once knew or it could also mean providing a balance never felt by the patient before. In addition to feeling great, hormone optimization may be able to help reduce the risk of certain diseases as well as the severity of certain afflictions.

What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

After only a few minutes during an in-office visit, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for men begins to work to optimize hormones within 7-10 days. Pellet therapy is customized to your unique physiology based on your test results. Because of this, every treatment is tailored to the patient and will have the greatest possible success in helping achieve balance. Furthermore, BHRT uses bio-identical hormones derived from plants, not animals, which more closely resembles the hormones naturally present within men and women than synthetic or animal derived hormones.

What can I expect from BHRT?

Your first appointment with your certified BioTE provider will include hormone testing. The next appointment will be to review your tests, in which BHRT pellet insertion can be done during this visit.

What is BioTE Medical?

BioTE Medical only offers bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets and with almost 1 million insertions performed in the company’s history, we have seen many lives changed with optimized hormones. If any of the hormone imbalance symptoms mentioned above ring a bell for you, or remind you of someone you love, BioTE Medical encourages you to call Lifetime Health and Wellness at 847-717-3400 to begin your journey to wellness today.

Joint Pain Relief with Amniotic Membrane in Elgin

Human amniotic membrane is comprised of the innermost layer of the placenta and lines the amniotic cavity. The membrane is composed of multiple layers including a single layer of epithelial cells, a basement membrane and an avascular connective tissue matrix. The tissues of the placenta present a very complex interrelationship of materials that possess numerous physiologic characteristics, that can in turn change in importance with the appropriate stage of gestation.  During pregnancy, the placenta permits the passage of nutrients, metabolites and metabolic gases, and provides physical and immunological protection to the developing fetus.  In addition, it produces a variety of steroids and important metabolic hormones.

Amniotic membrane is a unique material and its composition contains collagen types I, III, IV, V, and VII.  Amniotic membrane is composed of structural extracellular matrix (ECM), that also contains specialized proteins fibronectin, laminins, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans. In addition, amniotic membrane contains essential, active, healing growth factors such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-b), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), and platelet derived growth factor (PDGF).8 Amniotic tissues have shown little to no HLA-A, B, C antigens and β2 microglobulin.3


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Hormone optimization is not new

Hormone optimization is not new. Almost 80 years of data show that BHRT can prevent of age-related illnesses in men and women. BHRT can ease symptoms that often accompany declining hormone levels and help patients experience increased mental clarity, a greater ability to lose weight, improve muscle strength, better sleep, experience fewer mood swings, and have more energy. Additionally, hormone optimization can help protect the brain, bones, breasts, and heart and can increase bone mass up to 8.3% per year.
BioTE® uses cardio-activated pellets about the size of a grain of rice which are inserted just below the surface of the skin. This allows a patient to receive hormones consistently in the same way the body releases them naturally for up to six months.