BioTe Specialist

Rhiannon Newsom, FNP-C -  - Aesthetic Specialist

Rhiannon Newsom, FNP-C

Aesthetic Specialist located in Lubbock, TX

Your hormones are chemical messengers that govern several essential body functions, including energy, metabolism, and sexual health. When your hormones are out of balance, so are you. Nurse practitioner, Rhiannon Newsom, FNP-C, is a specialist in BioTE® hormone therapy. At the office located in the Medical District of Lubbock, Texas, Rhiannon provides relief from hormone-related issues with BioTE therapy for both men and women. Call to learn how you can benefit from BioTE hormone replacement therapy or schedule an appointment online.

BioTe Q & A

What is BioTE?

BioTE is the brand name of the preferred hormone pellet system used by Rhiannon Newsom, FNP-C. BioTE pellets are available in bioidentical estrogen and testosterone. Bioidentical hormones are made in a laboratory to identically mirror the molecular structure of natural hormones produced in the body. 

These hormones are only available by prescription from a physician or nurse practitioner. BioTE pellets, which are about the size of a large grain of rice, are inserted under the skin, usually through a small incision in the abdomen or hip. The hormone is gradually and continually metabolized into the body, relieving symptoms and improving vitality. 

Insertion is an outpatient procedure that takes about 10 minutes. After six weeks, there is a follow-up to check levels. A follow-up visit is not required unless the patient isn’t feeling the benefits of the therapy, in which case they may need a booster.

How can BioTE help women?

Estrogen is essential to women’s health. It provides protection against stroke, heart attacks, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and numerous other conditions. When estrogen production decreases, which typically begins when women hit their mid-forties but can also occur earlier, it increases the risk of these ailments. 

In addition, reduced estrogen can cause any number of uncomfortable, even debilitating symptoms, including:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Forgetfulness
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased libido
  • Pain during intercourse

By improving their estrogen level through bioidentical pellets, women regain important protection and relief from symptoms. Women need to be re-pelleted every 3-4 months to retain optimal hormone levels.

How can BioTE help men?

Generally, testosterone in men starts to decline at a rate of 3-10% a year starting at age 30. However, some men can experience a decline as early as in their twenties. Deficient testosterone levels in men can cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • An inability to lose weight
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • A lack of mental clarity
  • Loss of libido
  • Difficulty in getting or sustaining an erection 

Pellet therapy can safely and painlessly increase a man’s testosterone level, thereby alleviating such issues. Men need to be re-pelleted every 4-5 months to retain optimal hormone levels.

To learn how BioTE can restore your quality of life, call the office of Rhiannon Newsom, FNP-C, or book an appointment using the online tool.