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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Briones Weight Loss Center

Maria Briones, MD

Weight Loss Center & Internal Medicine located in Westchester, Mount Kisco, NY

Many of the physical and mental changes that occur with aging develop from a hormonal imbalance. To restore balance and alleviate unpleasant symptoms, Maria Briones, MD, at Briones Weight Loss Center in Mount Kisco, New York, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). A more natural form of hormone therapy, BHRT is often a better choice than conventional hormone replacement options. To schedule an appointment, call the Westchester office, or use the website’s booking tool today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a more natural form of hormone therapy that helps restore hormone balance and fight many of the symptoms associated with aging. 

At Briones Weight Loss Center, Dr. Briones uses chemically and biologically identical hormones that function just like the hormones produced by your body. With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, she can help anyone struggling with an age-related hormone imbalance.

Am I a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Dr. Briones determines if you’re a candidate for BHRT after a consultation. She offers custom hormone therapy treatment for men and women.

For women, she offers BHRT as a way to combat the symptoms of menopause brought on by declining levels of estrogen and progesterone. 

As men get older, testosterone production slows down, leading to a condition known as andropause. Dr. Briones uses BHRT to treat andropause in men. 

Men and women experience many of the same symptoms from these changes in their sex hormone levels, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Low sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Muscle loss
  • Weight gain
  • Poor concentration
  • Migraines
  • Joint pain


If you’re experiencing these symptoms, schedule a consultation at Briones Weight Loss Center. Dr. Briones conducts a thorough clinical exam and runs lab tests to determine if your hormones are to blame and if BHRT can help improve your condition. 

How is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy given?

For bioidentical hormone replacement, Dr. Briones uses BioTe® hormone replacement pellets. She has your pellet custom-made to match your unique hormone needs and places it under your skin, usually in the area above your buttocks.

The BioTe bioidentical hormone replacement pellet releases a steady and consistent dose of hormones to optimize your levels and alleviate symptoms. 

What are bioidentical hormone replacement therapy results?

Results from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy vary. And, it may take up to a month after placement of your pellet until you start to notice improvements in your symptoms.

However, many of Dr. Briones’ patients experience a significant improvement in their quality of life after starting BHRT. Some of the more noticeable results include:

  • Boost in sex drive
  • Weight loss
  • More energy
  • Less pain
  • Better mood
  • Regained strength


Dr. Briones schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and hormone levels, and she replaces your BioTe pellet as needed. 

To schedule your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy consultation at Briones Weight Loss Center, call the office or request an appointment online today.