Humans crave health
As you get older, you may start noticing that your body just doesn’t work as well as it did when you were younger. Aging is inevitable, but most people will do everything in their power to feel and look young for as long as possible.
With modern science, technology, and medicine, there are loads of ways to help people manage the more unpleasant or uncomfortable signs of aging, but one that a lot of folks don’t know about is hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
HRT is a very effective treatment in an array of different scenarios, and it can be valuable for anyone experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance, even as early as in their forties.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Our hormones play a very important role in our bodies, and as we age, those natural hormone levels deplete, and our body becomes less efficient at producing the amount of hormone we need. This decline in production can happen to nearly any hormone in our bodies, but it is especially consequential in sex hormones, like estrogen and testosterone.
This is where HRT comes into play. HRT is the replenishment of estrogen or testosterone to your body’s natural level. By supplementing the hormones that your body produces on its own, we can ensure your body gets the amount it needs to thrive.
How is hormone replacement therapy administered?
To ensure the safety of our clients, we will never administer HRT without extensive testing and analysis of current hormone levels and other symptoms or possible issues. That testing process usually begins with our comprehensive genetic and blood tests, which each tell us something unique about your bodily processes and current hormone levels.
After we’ve analyzed your test results, our medical team will look to make actionable recommendations for precise and effective treatments, and they can work with you to see if HRT is the best option or if another option would be better suited to address your goals.
HRT can be administered in a few different ways, but via oral supplement is one of the more popular because of how accessible it is. Depending on your goals and lifestyle, the 10X Health medical team can work with you to pick the administration method that makes the most sense for you.
Benefits of hormone replacement therapy
The biggest reason that folks decide to get HRT is to help them manage menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes, loss of bone density, and dryness, but HRT can provide a host of other benefits and help you feel and look younger again.
Other benefits of HRT include improvements in:
- Memory retention
- Mental clarity
- Muscle recovery
- Muscle building
- Fat loss
It’s important to remember that HRT alone is not a silver bullet for managing symptoms or ensuring more optimal bodily performance, and HRT only works as an all-encompassing solution when mixed with healthy decisions, like proper diet, exercise, supplementation, and more.
While HRT is perfectly safe and can be very effective when you have the right provider, it can take some trial and error to get the dosage right to help you meet your goals or eliminate symptoms altogether. If you’re considering HRT, make sure you do your research and pick a provider with significant experience with and knowledge of hormones and how to safely administer HRT.
Want to learn more about how HRT or TRT could help you 10X your health and your body’s performance? Get in touch with our team by booking your first blood test or ordering your at-home gene test today!