Most patients who undergo hormone therapy are over the age of 40—but the age range differs somewhat between men and women and younger patients have been known to begin therapy as well. The difference may be due to the fact that male hormone levels tend to be low later, usually at or beyond the age of 50, while peri-menopause in women can begin as early as 40. So, younger women may be more likely to start earlier, but that disparity evens out in the early-50s age group.
Why Does Hormone Therapy Mostly Benefit Women and Men Starting in their Forties?
Hormone therapy is intended to replenish diminishing levels of important hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Therefore, younger patients—those under the age of 40—are unlikely to benefit from treatments like BHRT because, on average, their hormone levels are typically balanced.
Some Younger Patients May Benefit from Hormone Therapy
However, some younger patients, particularly those with pre-existing hormonal conditions could benefit from treatment. In cases such as these, only a consultation with our center can determine if hormone therapy is the best path forward.
What Is the Best Age to Start Hormone Therapy?
Simply put, the answer varies from patient to patient. For the best advice on hormone therapy in Los Angeles, we recommend that you reach out to our clinic through the contact page or call the number on your screen to schedule a free consultation.