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Hormonal Balancing


What is BioTE?

Glendale Whole Health offers natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) utilizing BioTE’s pellet therapy. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a way to replace the hormones men and women lose over the course of their lives by using hormones that are identical to the ones in the human body. Balancing hormones in this natural way helps patients reclaim their health. Dr. Speller is proud to be a certified BioTE provider. She uses BHRT, along with other Functional Medicine methods, to help her patients attain optimal health.

What Is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is plant-based. The hormones are exactly the same as the ones our bodies produce naturally. BHRT can come in oral, topical and pellet forms. 

Why Bio-Identical Pellet Therapy?

Why Bio-identical Pellet Therapy? 

Because it’s easy and effective! As a patient, you receive two to four pellet insertions per year. This way you don’t have to think about it, and the hormone is available when your body needs it. You receive the consistent administration of the hormones, which prevents the rollercoaster-like effects patients often experience with creams, pills and injections.

How Long Does A Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Take To Work? 

As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Most patients report some symptom resolution in as little as one to four weeks, but full optimization may take up to six months. At Glendale Whole Health, your journey will be customized to fit your specific needs. It takes more than one to two weeks for your hormones to get out of balance, so expect it to take time to resolve.

How Much Does BioTE Cost?

Preventative medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) are unique practices and are considered forms of alternative medicine by insurance companies. If you have PPO insurance, the consultation and labs are covered as they normally are for you. The pellet insertion and the pellets themselves are not covered by insurance.

No insurance? No problem! We’ve worked out cash pay discounts for our cash-paying patients as well so don’t let that stop you from feeling your best.

Ready to get started with BioTE? Call for a consultation today!

(818) 551-0464

A simple blood test will tell you if hormone optimization would be beneficial for you.


Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms in Women: Adrenal Fatigue, Menopause & More

Many women experience hormonal imbalance symptoms, and if you feel unwell and aren’t sure why, you might be one of them. Learn more about the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women below and schedule an appointment with a certified BioTE® medical provider, like Glendale Whole Health, for a consultation if you feel as if you may be suffering from any of these symptoms! We can help you address your symptoms of hormonal imbalance and return you to a life free from hormonal imbalance.

Studies have shown that female hormone replacement therapy benefits include improvements in these symptoms. 

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Hysterectomy
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Perimenopause
  • Menopause
  • Post Menopause
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Low libido or sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep disturbances/insomnia
  • Memory Loss/Brain Fog
  • Difficulty Losing Weight (despite good efforts)
  • Mood Swings/Irritability

What are the Emotional Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women?

Some of the emotional symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include foggy thinking, depression and anxiety. These hormonal imbalance symptoms can also come from many other afflictions.

Make sure to talk to your medical provider to be sure that these symptoms are being caused by a hormonal imbalance. If these are signs of hormonal imbalance, we can help. The symptoms of female hormone imbalance can be a massive inconvenience, but our staff’s application of BioTE Medical’s method of pellet therapy can help.

What are the Physical Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women?

Some of the physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women can include:

  • Increased Amount of Acne
  • Thinning Hair
  • Excessive Hair on Face and Arms
  • Thin or Dry Skin
  • Brown Spots on Face
  • Unstable Blood Sugar
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low libido or sexual problems

What is the Goal of Hormone Optimization Therapy in Women?

When we help balance female hormones, it may provide an individual with a greatly improved quality of life. 

In addition to feeling great, studies have shown that balancing hormones in women may be able to help reduce one’s chance of contracting certain diseases, as well as decreasing the severity of particular conditions.

You don’t have to live with the symptoms of female hormone imbalance any longer. Contact our office to get started with the hormone therapy that will relieve you from your female hormone imbalance symptoms.


What are the Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Men?

Ranging from mild to severe, the symptoms of an imbalance in male hormones are frustrating and can affect your everyday life. Some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance in men include:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Gain
  • Inability to Maintain Muscle Mass
  • Memory Loss/Brain Fog
  • Decreased Sexual Performance
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Difficulty Losing Weight (despite good efforts)
  • Mood Swings/Irritability

Some of the non-reproductive physical symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include: 

  • Weight Gain
  • Increased Amount of Acne
  • Unstable Blood sugar
  • Low Blood Pressure

The reproductive symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men can include: 

  • Low Libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • A Loss of Interest in Sexual Activity
  • Low Self-Esteem

These are symptoms of male hormone imbalance that may stem from a variety of conditions in addition to an imbalance of male hormones.

Talk with your medical provider to confirm that the source of these problems is an imbalance of men hormones and not from another condition.

Patients report that one of the most effective methods of regaining hormonal balance for their male hormones is through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, from BioTE Medical.

Pellets can be inserted in only a few minutes in a virtually painless insertion. Within seven to 10 days after your pellet insertion, (BHRT) begins to solve hormonal imbalance in men and BioTE Medical patients are back to their regular activities.

In general, bioidentical pellet therapy is the best option for most men and women, but patients can also choose from injections, creams, and in some cases sublingual hormone replacement therapy.

If your symptoms turn out to be the result of a hormonal imbalance in men, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Call or write today for an appointment! (818) 551-0464 or email


Glendale Whole Health
230 N Maryland Avenue, Suite 110
Glendale, CA 91206
Phone: 323-483-6074
Fax: 818-551-0462

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