Hormones

Age to Start Hormone Replacement Therapy

By July 27, 2020 No Comments

As you age, you may experience symptoms that set you back in a variety of different ways. Some of those symptoms may be weight gain, hot flashes, memory loss, and a low sex drive. If you’re looking to reverse those symptoms and manage your aging, you may want to consider hormone replacement therapy. But what is the best age to start hormone replacement therapy? At Ageless Integrated Medicine, we have our suggestions on the best age to start hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

At Ageless Integrated Medicine, we use bio-identical hormones for women to help you feel like you used to when you were younger. The outcome we AIM for is your ideal health. Through HRT, we work with you to turn back the clock and relieve you from any symptoms you may feel. For women specifically, these symptoms range from hot flashes to painful sex.

Many people consider menopause the ideal time to start hormone replacement therapy for women. However, hormone levels begin to decline in the mid-to-late 30s, though it occurs even earlier for some women. That’s a long time before menopause starts to experience those symptoms. If you have had a hysterectomy, you may experience premature menopause within weeks of getting the procedure. Get relief from these symptoms and help prevent chronic diseases by starting HRT at an earlier age.

At Ageless Integrated Medicine, we offer bio-identical hormones for women to help manage their symptoms of aging. Some of the hormones we use include estrogen, progesterone, estradiol, and DHEA. The main goal of HRT is to get hormone levels back in line to provide relief of symptoms, manage symptoms due to aging, while also potentially staving off long-term health problems, like osteoporosis and heart disease. We will work with you to find the right balance of hormones.

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

A common misconception is that hormone replacement therapy is for women only. HRT is equally effective in men. Just like women, men also suffer from symptoms due to the natural aging process and want to manage symptoms of aging.

While everyone is different, at some point in time, men will also experience a period of hormone loss similar to what women experience. Just like women go through menopause, men go through their own period of hormone loss. This process is sometimes called andropause. Andropause typically starts around mid-40s to 50s, though some men can experience such symptoms in their mid-30s.

At AIM, as part of our HRT program, men take a variety of bio-identical hormones, including testosterone, thyroid, vitamin D and DHEA, to get their hormone levels back in line with their younger selves, typically to the ranges of 20 and 30-year-olds. Studies have shown that men who get HRT may live longer by maintaining ideal levels of testosterone in their body for long periods of time.

Hormone replacement therapy helps manage the symptoms of aging and helps slow down the effects of the aging process. At Ageless Integrated Medicine, we work with you to help you age naturally and gracefully. We AIM for a healthier, more radiant you. See what Ageless Integrated Medicine can do for you. Contact the front office to schedule your appointment now.

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