The cost of hormone replacement therapy
“How much will it cost?” is often the first question we’re asked by clients when we recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat a hormonal imbalance, and it makes sense – people want to understand the costs and weigh them against the benefits.
How much any individual will pay for HRT depends on their gender, where they live, the dosage they require, the delivery method (ie. oral supplements, creams, injections, etc.), and the provider they select, but it can range from $1,000 to $1,200 per month.
What goes into hormone replacement therapy?
It’s no secret that hormone replacement therapy can be an investment, but there’s a lot more that goes into HRT that you may not even realize.
Most obviously, you’re paying for the hormones themselves, and this is not the place to be frugal! The hormones you put in your body should be of the highest quality and given at a dose that is unique to your body. And in order to determine what that safe and effective dose should be, you need an experienced provider.
Hormone replacement therapy isn’t something that just anyone can learn and start offering in their practice – it takes significant knowledge and experience dealing with hormones and administering therapy to ensure client safety. A good provider will also be available through the entire treatment process and beyond, both to answer questions and to ensure you’re getting the results you’re expecting.
Lastly, any hormone regimen should include consistent blood testing to both establish a baseline of your hormone levels and evaluate how your body is responding to the hormones it’s receiving.
The potential costs of an untreated hormone imbalance
While hormone replacement therapy can be pricey – and not all insurance providers will cover treatment – investing in your health is important, especially when you consider the potential costs of leaving hormone imbalances untreated over time.
There are lots of possible symptoms of a hormone imbalance that can be uncomfortable and make it harder to live a normal life. Common symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Irregular menstruation
- Pain in the abdomen or back during menstruation
- Low libido
- Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
- Brittle bones
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Hair thinning or reduced hair growth
- Tenderness in the chest
More importantly, however, symptoms can also indicate a deeper health issue that may be causing the imbalance in the first place. Things like cancer, menopause, diabetes, and mental health disorders can all impact the endocrine system and make the normal decline of hormone levels with age more significant.
Why choose 10X Health for hormone replacement therapy
Here at 10X Health, we believe every person deserves to feel involved in decisions about their health, which is why each of our clients is given a dedicated Patient Advisor when they start a hormone therapy treatment to support them through the entire process. From monitoring side effects to tracking results to continual testing and adjustment, our Patient Advisors will be there every step of the way.
10X Health also administers hormone replacement therapy using precision dosing, which means we only give your body the exact dose it needs to reach the optimal level and not exceed it, which can lead to some serious health issues. Precision dosing is made possible by our comprehensive blood tests, which include a full hormone panel, so we can make data-driven recommendations for your health.
Ready to get started on your journey to 10X health with hormone replacement therapy? Contact us today to get started with a comprehensive blood test and get in touch with our team.