How is bHRT Administered?
The administration of bHRT treatments can vary depending on the type of treatment and the individual patient's needs. Here are some common ways that bHRT treatments are administered:
bHRT creams are a common way to administer hormones. The cream is applied to the skin, and the hormones are absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. This method of administration allows for a steady, continuous delivery of hormones throughout the day.
bHRT pellets are small, rice-sized pellets that are inserted under the skin, usually in the hip area. The pellets dissolve slowly over time, releasing hormones into the bloodstream. Pellets are a convenient option for patients who want to avoid daily dosing or frequent injections and are worried about transfer to their loved ones or pets.
bHRT sublingual tablets are placed under the tongue, where they dissolve and are absorbed into the bloodstream. This method allows for quick absorption and can be a good option for patients who prefer not to use creams or pellets.
Injections can be self administered or administered by a healthcare provider and are often used for testosterone therapy. Injections can provide a quick boost of hormones and are typically administered once or twice a week. There are options that are auto injector and others that require you to draw the hormone out of a vial yourself.
bHRT oral capsules are taken by mouth and swallowed whole. This method of administration allows for easy dosing and can be a good option for patients who prefer oral medications.
It's important to note that bHRT treatments should always be prescribed by a healthcare provider and tailored to each individual patient's needs. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine the most appropriate method of administration and dosage based on your hormone levels, symptoms, personal preference and overall health picture It's also important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully and attend regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment as needed.
Monitoring your daily dosing of bHRT in cream form, or tracking your daily symptoms and how you feel on your bHRT treatment, is easy to do on the ArtemisCalendar application. With ArtemisCalendar, you can ditch the paper calendars, and have a better understanding of the efficacy of your bHRT treatment.