Hormones Therapy: How Much Is Enough?
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Hormones replacement therapy is very popular among trans and gender-diverse persons. But many people neglect their hormone intake or take it inconsistently which will have negative impact on them in the long run.
Do not prescribe hormones to yourself!
Many people don’t know how important it is to have a checkup before using any hormone replacement. The problem is that they often buy it according to an advertisement which has many health risks. Some of them may have an overdose unknowingly. Therefore, it is imperative that you have a physical checkup before hormones replacement therapy.
Consider these factors before the therapy
There are many factors that you need to consider before taking hormones replacement therapy: choose the kind that has low side effects, and suitable dose of hormones for your body. If you have any health problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, blood clot, etc., you need to have a thorough checkup before taking the hormone.
Which hormones are good for me?
Each transgender condition is different. Therefore, each person needs different kinds of hormone therapy. There are 3 main groups: injection, topical or oral medication. Choosing the right one will have a positive result without any harm to your body. Therefore, you need to consult a specialist to have a thorough checkup before taking the therapy. Then, you need to maintain it at a sufficient level. If you don’t have enough hormones, you won’t have the desired result. Or if you have too much, it can be life threatening.
What are the risks of hormones replacement therapy?
Severe side effects of insufficient hormone therapy include deep vein thrombosis, stroke, blood clot, hypertension, high cholesterol, or osteoporosis during the initial period of the therapy. Moreover, you will have mood swing, so you need to follow-up with your doctor and check the level of your hormones consistently to avoid any possible side effects and long-term health risks.
The importance of planning for the therapy
When you are certain that you want to be a transgender, it is important that you consult a specialist to prepare your body and mind accordingly. Do not prescribe the hormones yourself.
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