What is HRT?

As men and women age, the natural hormones that occur within their bodies will begin to decline. Oftentimes, this age-related decline in hormones will lead to unpleasant side effects that differ for men and women. 

In the past, there was very little that either men or women could do about hormonal changes — they simply had to live with those imbalances, and lead a life with health that is less than optimal. They didn’t feel as good as they used to. They couldn’t do the things they used to. They couldn’t perform the way they used to. 

Thankfully, advances in health and wellness have created all-new avenues where people can learn more about the state of their bodies and apply new therapies that enable them to maximize their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

One such method is called Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is the process of restoring the testosterone, progesterone, and/or estrogen levels to the optimal level so that symptoms are alleviated and an individual can live a more comfortable and vibrant life.

Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for age-related maladies that occur as a result of menopause for women or andropause for men. 

At what age should I start taking HRT?

Usually, people start considering hormone-related treatments at about the age of 30. This might seem surprisingly young, but remember that understanding what is going on in your body is a powerful start to optimizing your health for longevity. You don’t have to start treatment at age 30 but it’s always beneficial to have a complete picture of your unique body composition and your options. 

Only a blood test will determine if symptoms are related to a hormone deficiency. 

Though there are overlaps in the symptoms that men and women encounter when experiencing hormone deficiency, there are also important differences. 

As you think about your own health or that of a loved one, you may wonder, “what are the symptoms of hormone deficiency, and what can I do about them?” 

Do any of the below symptoms sound familiar?

What are the common symptoms of hormone deficiency in men?

  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Bone loss
  • Increased body fat
  • Low libido
  • Bone loss
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Brain fog or problems with concentration 

What are the common symptoms of hormone deficiency in women?

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Frequent bladder or vaginal infections

As you can see, these symptoms can be huge disruptors in men’s and women’s lives. A once active and alert approach to life is suddenly overwhelmed by physical, mental, and emotional complications that can throw your world into disarray. 

How do I select an HRT provider?

Not all HRT treatment providers are created equal. It’s important to understand the capabilities of the provider when making your selection. 

HRT is a precise and personal treatment, and the provider’s consideration of this can drastically impact results. Blanket recommendations across large groups of patients are never as effective as individual treatment plans. Ideally, you will work with a provider that is able to design a meticulous therapy that is built around your specific lifestyle and medical history. 

Here are some questions to ask when you’re researching your treatment provider options

  • Does the treatment provider look at a comprehensive set of labs?
  • Does the treatment provider do precision dosing? 
  • How long has the practitioner been providing HRT?
  • Does the provider offer a dedicated treatment provider that I can reach out to if I have questions?

10X Health System specializes in Hormone Replacement Therapy

What makes 10X Health different from others? It’s all in our personalized approach to wellness. 

We recommend testing and reviewing your hormone panel and blood health simultaneously and looking at 64 biomarkers that will give you a clear picture of your state of health, and the areas you can focus on to optimize your condition, including hormone therapy. 

Ready to 10X your wellness? Contact 10X Health System TODAY to begin your journey to an optimum you!

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