How To Get Started With Hormone Replacement Therapy
Looking great and feeling fabulous is how we all wish we could see ourselves. But not everyone has the self-esteem for that.
Especially when you reach the age of 40, it is tough feeling like the same person you were when you were 20.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment that can relieve these symptoms. It replaces the hormones you’re lacking so that you can manage your symptoms.
Here are 3 tips to help you get started.
1. Get a Free Consultation
If you still haven’t decided if HRT is the right option for you, meet with a doctor to discuss the option. The doctor will likely run tests to see if you have one of the following things:
- Have a history of cancer (breast, ovarian, and womb)
- Have had blood clots of any kind
- Have high blood pressure that is not regularly controlled
There are all different kinds of HRT and different methods of taking them. Meeting with a doctor and discussing all of your options is the best first step in starting this journey.
During your consultation, you will be given blood tests to find out the correct hormone levels for your body. The right combination of estrogen, progestogen, or testosterone is crucial.
You may be thinking, ‘Testosterone, was that a misprint?’. Testosterone is produced by both men and women. Although its main connotation is that it is a man’s hormone, women need to have testosterone as well for proper functioning.
Once we have gone through these simple steps, the doctor will decide if you are a good fit for our hormone therapy. You can then set up an appointment to get started with the treatment. The right doctor can help you find the right dosage.
2. What Outcomes to Expect
Due to the human body still being so complex and unpredictable, there are many different outcomes.
If you were experiencing the following symptoms, they will be relieved:
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Mood Swings
- Decreased Hormonal Circulation
Along with these short-term instances, there are many possible long-term outcomes that can occur. Here are a few long-term preventions:
- Heart Disease
- Colon Cancer
- Breast and Uterine Cancer
3. When to Know to Stop
Just like with any medication, there is a point in time when you no longer are required to take it for your health. Speaking with the doctor will be the best way to know when you should stop.
There is no limit to how long you can take HRT. It is common for women to take it for years.
Start HRT Today
Now that we have gone through everything you need to know about HRT. What are you waiting for? Do not prolong your happiness and start making the changes that you need in order to live your life the way you want.
Interested in rejuvenating your body in other ways? Contact us for a consultation!