WHAT IS BHRT?
Bioidentical hormones or BHRT are manmade hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to your body’s hormones. Instead of synthetic or TRT therapy that your body “sees” as foreign. We use sterile compounded pellets that are placed near your love handles or your glute. These pellets dissolve slowly over 5-6 months for men and 3-4 months for women. How is our service different from others? We come to your home or office for labs, pellet placement, and follow up.
WHY USE PELLETS?
Testosterone comes in various forms and formulations, creams, intramuscular injections and pellets are the most common. Creams can be difficult to use as patients need to be cautious about the absorption of testosterone by partners. Intramuscular testosterone (TRT) requires injections every 4, 7, or 14 days, if your not a fan of needles this is a definite downside. Another common issue with TRT is peaks and troughs, most formulations raise your testosterone for 3 to 4 days and you feel great, followed by a dip until your next shot. TRT comes in various formulations enanthate, cypionate, and propionate. Each has a different half-life and distinct advantages and disadvantages. Pellets or BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) are derived from plants, identical to human hormones. Biologically identical hormones produce the same physiologic responses in the body as endogenous hormones. BHRT pellets are placed in a simple procedure at your home or office every 4 to 6 months. The pellets slowly dissolve in your body and bring your testosterone level up and steady avoiding dips.
WHO NEEDS BHRT?
Low testosterone is more common than hypothyroidism in men and common in women as well. Primary symptoms of testosterone deficiency include loss of energy, loss of mental clarity, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, decreased exercise tolerance, irritability, anxiety, decreased libido, loss of erectile ability, and increased recovery time in exercise. Patients can also report any of the following symptoms:
- Reduced sex drive
- Decrease athletic performance
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of body hair
- Less beard growth
- Loss of lean muscle mass
- Feeling very tired all the time
WHERE AND WHEN CAN I GET BHRT?
BHRT requires lab work and an evaluation by a provider familiar with hormone balancing. Mobile Care provides this service a la concierge. We come to your home or office for labs and placement of BHRT pellets. We follow up with you on telehealth and see you again for repeat labs 6 weeks after pellets are placed. Gone are the days of going to a clinic, our vaccinated provider comes to you! We work around your schedule, this saves you time and the hassle of taking time off work for a brief appointment.
HOW TO START?
Get started with a free phone or zoom consult with Dr. Jake. All plans start with a free consult. After your phone consult, we meet you for labs or you may submit your own labs if they are within the last 3 months. Next, we come to your home or office for the placement of testosterone/estradiol pellets. You will be required to have follow-up labs through us or another provider. Choose a plan that works best for you below. If you are receiving BHRT from another provider please email or call. Our consults take place virtually over a secure HIPAA-compliant platform.