People often experience a change in their health and overall well-being as they age. Beginning as early as in their 20s, both men and women can see a decrease in hormone levels, resulting in a variety of symptoms such as hot flashes, low energy, increased anxiety and weight gain along with other ailments. Liquid Mobile now offers Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to balance hormone levels in order to combat these negative effects and help you feel like yourself again. We’ve answered the most commonly asked questions to help you decide if HRT is right for you.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormones are key to almost everything your body does. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment that involves replacing hormones the body is no longer produces at sufficient levels including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. HRT can be used to treat symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances and other conditions related to aging. HRT aims to restore hormone levels in the body to those of a younger person.
HRT can be used to assist with a variety of conditions including menopause, osteoporosis, menstrual irregularities and adrenal insufficiency. Sometimes, it is used to help reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in individuals at high risk. Depending on your needs and goals, HRT may be a short- or long-term treatment.
Who is Hormone Replacement Therapy For?
Anyone experiencing symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances including menopause and other conditions related to aging can benefit from HRT. It may also be used to assist those at high risk of stroke or heart attack. Contrary to popular belief, men can benefit from HRT. Both women and men can see a decline in hormone levels as they age, and it often accelerates in their older years. When hormones are out of balance, key parts of the body change and lose functionality, impacting overall health and well-being.
What Are Signs That You Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The signs that you may need Hormone Replacement Therapy can vary depending on your personal health condition. Common symptoms may include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, vaginal dryness and itching, sleep disruption, hair loss, chronic insomnia, urinary problems and decreased libido. Low estrogen can be responsible for many other symptoms that can make it very difficult to complete daily activities. While methods such as exercising and eating healthy may help to relieve some of these symptoms, it is often not enough to alleviate the frustrations long-term. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or have other concerns about your hormone levels, it is important to talk to a health care provider to discuss the possibility of hormone therapy.
What are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The benefits of HRT vary depending on the condition being treated and the individual. HRT reduces a number of menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and vaginal dryness. Anxiety levels are reduced and improvements are often experienced in the following areas:
- bone health
- mental health
- sexual function
- overall wellness and vitality.
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?
Ultimately, the safety of Hormone Replacement Therapy will depend on a variety of factors including age, general health status and individual risk factors. Like any medical treatment, HRT is not totally risk-free, but the benefits often outweigh the risk. Risks associated with HRT can also vary depending on the type of hormone therapy used and how long that specific therapy is used. Potential risks should be discussed with a health care provider before starting HRT so you can make an informed decision about your recommended therapy plan.
How Much Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Cost?
The cost of Hormone Replacement Therapy can vary significantly depending on the type and dose of hormones prescribe. To learn about Liquid Mobile’s pricing, speak with an expert clinician or schedule a consultation.
Does Insurance Cover Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Some insurance providers may cover HRT in cases involving medical necessity, while others may not. To determine if HRT will be covered by your insurance plan, it is important to contact your provider directly.
How to Get Started with Hormone Replacement Therapy
To try HRT for yourself, visit Liquid Mobile at one of our convenient locations or utilize our telehealth service. The process is simple and takes less than an hour to complete.
Step 2. Consult with a clinician
Step 3. Develop a Hormone Replacement Therapy plan and start therapy
Step 4. Monitor and adjust therapy based on progress
Liquid Mobile is comprised of a team of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses who offer breakthrough wellness and anti-aging services. All clinicians are trained and certified to provide these treatments to help with your health journey.