Hormone Therapy Reno

Dr. Virden’s journey into hormone therapy started in 2014 years ago. More and more he heard the cry from his patients who were having their exterior treated by him and the staff at Renovation – Dr. Virden’s Medical Spa about their internal struggles. Struggles that were often caused by how they felt, patients would express symptom after symptom, saying that they did not “feel like themselves”. At this time, Dr. Virden was 55 years old and was experiencing symptoms of aging too. Dr. Virden realized that treating his patient was a whole patient package; him and his team could make people look good but feeling good was another thing all together… thus the hormone journey began…. He wanted healthy aging to be made simple for himself and his patients. So many times hormones are dictated by a patients’ levels and patients are sometimes not treated because they have “normal levels”, but these “normal patients” did NOT feel normal, they had symptoms, symptoms that they were suffering with and were negatively impacting their life. He wanted a method that would give patients relief from symptoms. He looked at many therapies, as Dr. Virden wanted something natural that wouldn’t cause patients harm, something to give patients appropriate dosing of hormones, optimize their thyroid, and supplement their diet to support cellar and immune function. Finally, after years of searching, he found something. He couldn’t be happier to be offering hormone therapy that is symptom focused, optimized to balance hormones, takes your thyroid into account, and provides nutritional support. The healing possibilities are endless. We can’t stop aging, but we can now help you to age healthier. Call our office to start aging better today.

Did you know that after the age of 30, most people produce 3-10% less hormones each year?

Balanced hormones are necessary for good health and disease prevention for women and men as we age. At Dr. Virden’s office, we optimizes patients hormone levels with a complete plan.  Most patients require tiny pellets that are place just under the skin.  Hormone pellets release all-natural bio-identical estrogen and testosterone and are absorbed consistently into the body as needed.  Some patients’ plan will include a thyroid prescription and/ or supplements.

Did you know that hormone pellets have been in use since 1939?
Hormone pellets that we use contain the same chemical structure as your body’s natural hormone.
Myth: all testosterone replacement is the same.
Fact: Testosterone is NOT absorbed by the body in the same way.

It’s Amazing Something So Small Can Make a HUGE Difference in Your Life.

  • Regain energy, muscle strength and greater ability to lose weight.
  • Increase mental clarity.
  • Feel younger and happier again.
  • Increase quality of life while preventing age-related illness.

What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?

  • Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones that provide optimal therapy.
  • Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy — which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient — the Hormone Pellet Therapy we use provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day for up to three to five months without any “roller coaster” effect.
  • Because the hormones used are completely natural, pellet therapy is ideal for patients who want the benefits of a natural hormone without the drawbacks of a synthetic.

Hormone Pellets

  • Consistent optimization
  • Only three to four insertions per year
  • Increased health benefits

Synthetic Methods

  • Inconsistent results
  • Weekly/daily treatments
  • Numerous side effects

What are Hormone Pellets?

  • Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. A compounding pharmacist, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the estrogen and testosterone used in the pellets.
  • These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and most closely mimic the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regard to hormone release into the bloodstream. The hormone pellet implantation procedure is easily performed in the office.

Precise Dosing is Key.

  • Proper hormone levels are determined by a comprehensive bloodwork analysis. Unique dosing is generated for each individual patient, so dosing is customized for what your body needs. Pellets deliver pure, bio-identical hormones directly into the bloodstream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for up to 5 months. Pills, patches, creams and shots cannot provide a steady delivery of hormones 24/7. Pellets provide a constant supply of hormones that your body recognizes as its own, which significantly reduces the chance of adverse side effects.

Hormone Pellet Therapy for Women

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using the pellet method has changed the manner in which women age. In the past, women died more frequently in childbirth, PMS was an imaginary problem, and menopause, with all of its age-related infirmities, was just another stage of life to be endured and lived with. Today, we know that we don’t have to accept hormonal imbalance as a grim reality. Natural hormone replacement therapy has helped improve not only the quality of our lives, but also how long we live them. Some doctors continue to say that women should stop whining and embrace our menopausal woes, but why should we when the remedy is as simple as replacing missing hormones?

Estrogen Pellet Therapy for women

Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Without hormone replacement therapy, the loss of estrogen puts her at increased risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for serious health consequences of these conditions.

There are estrogen receptors in a variety of organs throughout the body and brain. That’s why hormonal imbalance produces different symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, moodiness and cognitive decline. On the other hand, when estrogen levels rise as they do in the first week of menses, their overall effect is to increase the amount of serotonin available in the spaces between the brain’s nerve cells. That improves mood. Within the brain, estrogen may in fact act as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. It is therefore essential that a woman suffering from premature ovary failure or surgical menopause receive treatment from an HRT physician who understands the many ramifications of the disease and is willing and able to meet her endocrine and emotional needs.

Testosterone Pellet Therapy for women

Testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido and muscle tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise.

The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscle, bone, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women, and it can be dangerous to long-term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.

The musculoskeletal system is also adversely affected by the loss of testosterone. By not having bio-identical hormone therapy, the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and pain in the muscles and joints.

Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy for women is the Right Choice

Testosterone hormone therapy gives a woman her mental clarity, libido, muscle tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle tone, even with regular exercise.

The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscles, bones, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone replacement therapy for women and dangerous to long-term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin, which supports emotional balance. When lacking in these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.

Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy for Men

Men begin losing testosterone at a rate of 3% to 10% per year beginning at age 30. Current medical research now defines a male equivalent to menopause as andropause. Because the testosterone used is totally natural, it is ideal for men who want the benefits of a bio-identical hormone without the drawbacks of a synthetic.

Symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection.

Why bio-identical hormone pellet therapy for men? Hormonal needs for men have received national attention, but with marginal treatment options available. 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 four to six 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, which are all minor and treatable.

Men find themselves lacking in sexual desire, gaining weight, losing muscle mass, and feeling sluggish, depressed and irritable. Yet, they believe they must endure these body and hormonal changes as part of aging.


How often will I need pellets?
For women: usually every 3-4 months. For men: usually every 4-5 months.

Why are pellets better than creams, patches, shots or pills?
They are pure hormone that is not metabolized into byproducts by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone from the pellet as the blood flow surrounding the pellets picks up what is needed.

Where do the pellets go?
Because they are pure hormone without fillers or synthetic ingredients, they completely dissolve.

How long will it take for my body to get back to lean normal?
That depends on how much you exercise and work out with weights, as well as your age. Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone and therefore will improve your stamina to work out and increase muscle mass.

I have no libido – what will this do for that, if anything?
Good hormone balance will greatly improve your libido. The addition of testosterone in pellet form will change everything for the better!

Better Balance with Nutraceuticals

Optimize your bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy with specially formulated BioTE® Nutraceuticals! Ask your participating provider which supplements are right for you to better balance hormones.

This powerful, optimizing natural component balances the metabolism of estrogen in the body.
Found in cruciferous vegetables, DIM can be beneficial for breast, uterine, cervical and prostate health. DIM is not a plant estrogen or an estrogen mimic like soy isoflavones, but rather an estrogen balancer. DIM stimulates more efficient metabolism for estrogen. DIM promotes beneficial, healthy estrogen metabolism in both women and men and frees testosterone from binding agents in your blood, which helps balance your hormones and makes you feel great!

A•D•K 10
The most powerful combination of protection and absorption for the body.

Required for the normal development, growth and maintenance of the bones.
Supports bone remodeling, which is our body’s way of removing old or weakened bone tissue to make room for new, stronger tissue. This remodeling process is critical to the repair process of the bone matrix to retain bone density. It also plays a role in stimulating bone-building cells to secrete proteins that are required for bone mineralization.

Fat-soluble vitamin essential for maintaining normal calcium metabolism.
Supports calcium absorption in the stomach and helps maintain adequate blood levels of calcium and phosphate to enable normal mineralization of bone. It’s also needed for proper bone growth and remodeling. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle or misshapen. It also helps support normal cardiovascular function and healthy blood pressure.

Plays an essential role in our health — cardiovascular disease is an illness of nutritional deficiency.
Nutritional deficiency appears to be a factor in the development of diabetes and liver cancer. Plays an essential role in bone metabolism and promoting healthy teeth. It helps vitamin k2 guide calcium toward the areas of the body where it is needed (such as the skeleton) and away from areas where it could have a negative effect (such as the cardiovascular system).

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are either the same as or similar to those found in the human body.
Although we tend to think of bacteria as harmful “germs,” many bacteria actually help the body function properly. Probiotics aide a variety of gastrointestinal issues such as immune support. Probiotics are also used for preventing tooth decay and other oral health problems.

Omega 3
An important factor in maintaining healthy bodily functions.
BioTE® Omega-3 aids in muscle activity, blood clotting prevention, digestion, fertility, and cell division and growth. Commonly used supplements that contain omega 3 include: fish oil (which provides EPA and DHA) and flaxseed oil (which provides ALA). DHA is vital for brain development and function. ALA is considered an “essential” fatty acid, meaning we obtain it through diet or supplements because the body cannot manufacture it. BioTE® Omega 3 is beneficial to the heart, eyes and brain, and helps with arthritis relief and infant development.

Iodine PLUS
Iodine Complex aids in natural hormone production and balance.
Iodine is critical to the production of thyroid hormone. Iodine deficiency may play a role in myriad of problems, including mental retardation, lower IQ, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and thyroid problems.

It is speculated that this deficiency may be one of the causes for the dramatic increase in breast and prostate cancers. Iodine is crucial to the treatment of these cancers.

Some benefits of adequate iodine supplementation can control and reduce:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Breast diseases
  • Excess mucous
  • Fatigue
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Goiter
  • Ovarian disease
  • Parotid duct stone
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Nephritic syndrome
  • Prostate disorders
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Vaginal infections
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Infections
  • Keloids
  • Liver disease

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