Can I Start HRT on My Own?

Written by Dr. Adam Patel - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Expert - March 03, 2023

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a powerful way to treat the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, and hypogonadism. As a result, many people are interested in learning more about how to start HRT on their own.

The first step in deciding whether or not you want to pursue hormone replacement therapy is to speak with your doctor. Your doctor can help you determine if HRT is the right fit for you. They may recommend a specific type of treatment, such as topical creams or injectables, and will review any potential risks associated with using HRT.

Once you and your doctor have decided that HRT is right for you, it’s important to explore all of your options when it comes to choosing a provider and form of treatment. You may choose to use a clinic or pharmacy dedicated to providing hormone replacement therapy services like BHRT Pro Center —the leading hormone replacement clinic in the country which offers bio-identical hormones customized by industry leading endocrinologists—or purchase generic over-the-counter treatments online.

Regardless of where you choose to acquire your treatment, there are some things that every user should keep in mind when considering self-administered hormone replacement therapy:

  • Always ensure that the dose prescribed by your doctor is followed closely
  • Regularly monitor side effects throughout the course of taking HRT
  • Be aware of any contraindications for the type of medication being taken
  • Be mindful of any non-hormonal medications that could be affected by taking HRT
  • Keep up with appointments with your doctor for regular checkups

Generally speaking, someone who opts for self-administered hormone replacement therapy should plan on scheduling follow up visits with their prescribing physician as well as regular laboratory tests every three months or so in order to gauge whether or not their current course of treatment is working effectively. Additionally, users should always be aware of safe handling techniques when administering injections at home.

For those looking into self-administered HRT, BHRT Pro Center provides personalized care plans tailored specifically for each individual based on their health history and lifestyle needs—backed by industry leading physicians and research teams ensuring optimal results without compromising safety protocols or quality standards while also offering savings through its subscription service model! Visit

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