What Is The Best Age To Begin Hormone Replacement Therapy?

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Along with many other unwanted side effects of aging, changes in hormone levels can wreak havoc on a person’s life. From hair loss to weight gain to brain fog, the symptoms of hormone imbalance can be exceedingly frustrating – and even embarrassing. For some patients, these changes begin to occur earlier than expected, while others notice signs of menopause or andropause as they enter middle age. In either case, hormone replacement therapy can be a fantastic solution for restoring normal hormone levels and regaining control of your life. The expert team at Dallas Cosmetic Center, under the direction of board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas, is proud to offer advanced bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in Dallas, TX for both men and women. Discover the benefits of hormone replacement therapy here, and find out when treatment may be right for you.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an effective treatment for restoring hormone levels to a normal physiologic range and can be useful for patients struggling with the side effects of menopause, andropause, and other forms of hormone imbalance. At Dallas Cosmetic Center in Dallas, Dr. Huertas offers a number of HRT options, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using a uniquely beneficial pellet delivery system. This exciting treatment allows the plant-based hormones to be custom-compounded, and each pellet administers a consistent dose of medicine that lasts up to 4 – 6 months. Additionally, Dr. Huertas can prescribe HRT in the form of patches, creams, oral medication, and another form that best meets your needs.

Do I need hormone replacement therapy?

The signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance can vary between men and women and may be mild to severe. If the side effects of menopause or low T are negatively affecting your life, hormone replacement therapy may be right for you. Choosing to begin treatment is a personal decision and should be discussed with your medical providers.

HRT for women may improve:

  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Brain fog
  • Loss of bone density (osteoporosis)
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Pain during sex
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low libido
  • Low energy level

HRT for men may improve:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Loss of bone density (osteoporosis)
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Low energy level

Am I too young for hormone replacement therapy?

A common misconception when it comes to hormone replacement therapy is that it is only for older patients who have already reached menopause or andropause. However, hormone levels typically begin to decrease much earlier. In fact, many women in their 30s experience the first signs of perimenopause, while men in their 30s often struggle with the early symptoms of low testosterone. For these patients, starting hormone replacement therapy at a relatively young age can help “get ahead” of worsening symptoms before they become more severe.

On the other hand, some men and women believe they may be too old to start hormone replacement therapy. In reality, it is almost never too late to benefit from HRT. However, starting hormone replacement therapy after age 60 – particularly in women – must be carefully considered and approached strategically. Dr. Huertas has a great deal of knowledge and experience with the complexities of hormone replacement therapy in patients 60 and over and can help you better understand if and when treatment may be safe and appropriate for you.

Regain control and confidence with hormone replacement therapy in Dallas, TX

With the virtually endless list of processes controlled by our hormones, it is no surprise that hormone imbalance or low hormone levels can leave a person feeling frustrated and uncomfortable. If you are ready to take charge of your life and feel more like yourself again, hormone replacement therapy may be right for you. To find out more about HRT in Dallas, TX, including whether you qualify for treatment, call the knowledgeable team at Dallas Cosmetic Center to schedule your private consultation with board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas today!

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