Find out how long it takes for hormone therapy to work.

How Long Does it Take for Hormone Therapy to Start Working?

Hormone therapy can be an effective tool for men and women to address changes in their lives, many of which are commonly related to aging. Addressing these hormonal changes can help you maintain your youth and vitality much longer, allowing you to look and feel younger. Many people enter hormone therapy expecting instant results. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work quite that way. Here’s what you need to know about hormone therapy and how long it takes to start working.

Waiting for Results With Hormone Therapy

Whether you’re going through menopause or you need testosterone therapy, the process, while effective, does take a little time before you might notice results. It can take several weeks before you experience real relief from your symptoms. 

If you haven’t experienced results within one to two months, you might want to discuss the possibility of increasing your doses with your physician — though some patients take up to three months before they experience notable results from hormone therapies. Most patients will begin to experience some results within a couple of weeks. 

That doesn’t mean that you won’t feel any results for months. What it does mean is that it can take a couple of months before you notice the results. Others, though, notice results much more quickly.

Why Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Men and women often decide to pursue hormone therapy, including using human growth hormone, hgh, for different reasons. The symptoms and experiences are different for both. For instance, women may experience the following unpleasant symptoms when they need hormone therapy:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced interest in sex
  • Loss of muscle
  • Thinning hair
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Dry skin
  • Moodiness
  • Weight gain and an inability to lose weight with a healthy diet and lifestyle

 The experience of men is similar in some ways, but also different and includes the following:

  • Loss of libido
  • Weight gain
  • Exhaustion
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Anxiety and depression

For men and women, the results can be debilitating over time and result in a loss of self-esteem, lack of confidence, and feelings of inadequacy in their romantic relationships.

Benefits of Hormone Therapy

For men and women, there are many benefits to consider with hormone therapy. Women can enjoy relief from some of the harsher symptoms of menopause, such as:

  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal discomfort
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bone loss related to osteoporosis

Men enjoy different benefits from hormone therapy but equally important, including the following benefits:

  • Restored libido
  • Improved erectile function
  • Revitalization
  • More youthful energy
  • A return to normal daily routines

Whether you are a man or woman experiencing hormone imbalances, the results can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. Hormone therapy helps to restore balance, allowing you to get your health, energy, and libido back on track.

If you’re ready to retake control of your life and your hormones, consider hormone replacement and other hormone therapies at Savannah Age Management Medicine today. We can help restore your youth, vitality, and so much more. Call 912-244-6038 today to schedule your appointment and start the hormone therapy process.

Harry Collins

Doctor Harry Collins is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Collins received his certification in Age Management Medicine with the nationally renowned Cenegenics Medical Institute. Cenegenics' certification in Age Management Medicine is jointly sponsored by Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Foundation for Care Management in Las Vegas, Nevada. CERF and the Foundation for Care Management are accredited with honors by seven sponsoring organizations including the American Medical Association and American Board of Medical Specialties.

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