Article Reviewed By The Medical Faculty and Advisory Review Board
We generally reserve the conversation around hormones for “older” people, men and women at least in their 50s.
But, the truth is hormonal changes happen much, much earlier and avoiding the discussion and neglecting to take action can end up hurting you in the future.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is something men and women should have solid facts about and even consider at an earlier age to avoid any lasting and serious health effects.
At What Age Should You Start Thinking About HRT?
There’s no one answer. When discussing HRT and treatment options, we must distinguish between the unique needs and overall bodily changes that exist between men and women.
Women – 30s and 40s
Women typically experience menopause around age 51, but hormonal changes are occurring much earlier than that, like their 30s or 40s.
The lack of conversation around hormonal changes has left society with the idea that only “old” women experience hormonal changes. This incorrect notion is dangerous and leaves younger women open to severe and confusing health consequences.
Regular acknowledgment and tracking of symptoms (change in sexual desire, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, etc.) as well as routine visits to your healthcare provider can ensure you get started on hormone replacement therapy at the right time.
Women – Perimenopause
While all women are different and you should consult with a doctor for a reliable hormone treatment plan, a good rule of thumb for women starting HRT is during perimenopause to help alleviate symptoms.
Men – Late 20s
On the other hand, research has shown men are experiencing dangerous drops in testosterone much earlier, as in their late 20s.
While it is commonly believed men experience symptoms in their 40s and beyond the truth is changes in hormones can occur decades before.
Men most noticeably experience:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Low libido
- Increase in body fat
- Low energy levels
Find Out What’s Going On
We attribute many changes in our body to factors like stress, new jobs, big moves, changes in diets, etc. but the point we wanted to make today is that it’s important to keep your hormones at the forefront of your mind.
While in the past they were considered a problem only for the “older” crowd, individuals in their 20s are increasingly experiencing issues linked to hormonal imbalance.
Even if you don’t tie your health concerns to your hormones, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by staying on top of any potential problems.
We Can Help
Listen to your body and track any changes you notice as this information can be helpful when determining if hormone imbalance is at play.
Schedule a consultation with the EvexiPEL provider nearest to you and learn more about the holistic method we take to treating hormones as well as other ways you can stay on top of your health.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.