I want hormone replacement therapy. Will Medicare pay for it?

Although many wellness treatments — including the hormone replacement therapy services offered by 10X Health — have garnered impressive outcomes for patients, insurance programs like Medicare do not provide coverage for them at this time. 

Despite the results these and similar treatments can deliver to patients, Medicare’s offerings are very specific, both in terms of who and what it covers. Typically, this federal program is designed to provide coverage to citizens over the age of 65 for things like hospital stays, home healthcare and Hospice care; outpatient care and medical supplies; and prescription drugs and vaccines.  

Although programs like Medicare do not cover hormone replacement therapy, we still encourage people to continue their research on the treatment to better understand its benefits, and determine for themselves how they can take control of their wellness. 

How do I know if HRT is right for me?

Making health-related decisions is a very personal process. At 10X Health, our goal is to equip people with the best possible information so that they can feel confident in the type of care that they choose. Though HRT may not be the right choice for everyone, women who are concerned about the effects of menopause and men over the age of 30 should consider the benefits of this treatment. 

As we age, hormone imbalances will occur in both men and women. With women, in particular, this change is most commonly associated with menopause. Though the exact age in which menopause begins can vary, the first signs can predictably occur between the ages of 45 and 55 and last between 7 and 14 years. 

Here are 12 reasons why women might need hormone replacement therapy:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Decreased libido
  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Incontinence 
  • Vaginal discomfort
  • Signs of depression
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Bone loss

But what about men? They, too, will experience an imbalance in their hormone levels, though it’s not an apples to apples comparison with women and menopause. In fact, this imbalance can occur much earlier in life. 

With men, testosterone levels will often decline around the age of 30. 

Here are 13 signs that men are experiencing a decrease in testosterone:

  • Increased body fat
  • Low muscle mass
  • Decreased libido
  • Infertility
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Bone loss
  • Height loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Poor concentration
  • Depression
  • Swollen and/or discomfort in the breast tissue
  • Decrease in motivation
  • Sleep issues

Though the most discussed hormones are probably estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline, and serotonin, our bodies produce approximately 50 different hormones, each of which compose our endocrine system, and play critical roles in various processes in our bodies. 

Without the correct balance of these hormones, our body’s ability to perform at its best can be severely compromised. Luckily, due to hormone replacement therapy testing and treatment, we have the opportunity to better understand our bodies, why we aren’t feeling or looking our best, and consider solutions to bettering ourselves. 

The only way to know for sure if HRT is right for you? Comprehensive testing.

Getting the best wellness experience possible means not speculating about the state of your health, but getting to know your body better and understanding what your options are to feel your best. 

We believe that hormone replacement therapy is a worthwhile investment for men and women because it gives them a method designed to bring a sense of balance back to their bodies. 

The 10X Health approach to hormone replacement therapy is composed of not only getting to know you, your wellness goals, and your lifestyle, but also blood testing and a hormone panel — tests that are conducted concurrently — so that we can carefully assess 64 biomarkers that are critical to your health goals. 

These data points are paired with your test results to create wellness recommendations that are completely personalized to who you are and where you want to see yourself in the future. 

Do you feel that it’s time to take control of your wellness? Then contact 10X Health TODAY for your hormone replacement therapy consultation.

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