Written by Richard Johnson - February 22, 2023
How Long Does It Take for Your Body to Adjust to HRT?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has become more and more popular as a way to alleviate the symptoms of menopause in women, and hormone imbalances in both sexes. But it’s important to understand how long it takes for your body to adjust to HRT.
To begin with, you should always consult with a medical professional before beginning any kind of hormone replacement therapy. A doctor or nurse practitioner can help you determine if this is the right course of action for you, depending on your individual health needs.
Generally speaking, everyone responds differently to HRT because each person’s body is different. The time it takes for your body to adjust will depend on the type and dosages of hormones prescribed by your doctor, as well as other medications or treatments that may be taken at the same time. That said, research suggests that some people begin feeling better within 1-3 months after starting treatment.
Unfortunately, adjusting and changing hormone levels can also result in side effects like mood swings, headaches, weight gain or nausea; these normally last 1-2 weeks but can extend up to six months in more severe cases. If you experience any of these symptoms while beginning HRT, make sure you talk openly with your provider about them so they can help adjust your treatment plan accordingly.
It's important to keep in mind that it isn't just about how quickly your body adjusts - it's also about how well it adjusts over an extended period of time. Generally speaking, successful hormone replacement therapy will take around 6 months before you can expect lasting results - though every person is different so there are no one-size-fits all answers here.
Here are a few things you should consider when adjusting your hormones:
At HGH Pro clinic we understand that transitioning from regular life towards hormone replacement therapy can feel daunting; which is why we want to ensure our patients have all the information they need before taking the plunge! We are dedicated professionals focused on helping our clients navigate through this process so don’t hesitate get connected immediately! You won’t regret it!