How does MTF HRT affect the body?
Fat redistribution Muscle mass and strength will decrease. Additionally, arms and legs will appear smoother. This is because the fat below the skin becomes thicker. As the fat under the skin increases and moves, the eyes and face may take on a more “feminine” appearance.
What happens when you start taking estrogen MTF?
The first changes you will probably notice are that your skin will become a bit drier and thinner. Your pores will become smaller and there will be less oil production. You may become more prone to bruising or cuts and in the first few weeks you’ll notice that the odors of your sweat and urine will change.
How does MTF deal with gender dysphoria?
Other ways to ease gender dysphoria might include use of:
- Peer support groups.
- Voice and communication therapy to develop vocal characteristics matching your experienced or expressed gender.
- Hair removal or transplantation.
- Genital tucking.
- Breast binding.
- Breast padding.
How long do HRT side effects last?
Any side effects usually improve over time, so it’s a good idea to persevere with treatment for at least 3 months if possible. Speak to a GP if you have severe side effects or they continue for longer than 3 months.
Does HRT change voice?
It turns out that yes, HRT does affect the voice, and it affects it differently depending on whether you’re transitioning to male or female — but not necessarily in the ways you might think.
How long does it take for HRT to work MTF?
Feminizing hormone therapy will begin producing changes in your body within weeks to months. Your timeline might look as follows: Decreased libido. This will begin one to three months after starting treatment.
How do I start transitioning MTF?
Here are the steps involved.
- Step 1: Mental Health Evaluation. Many doctors require that you first talk to a psychologist or other mental health professional who specializes in gender issues.
- Step 2: Hormone Therapy.
- Step 3: Surgery.
Can HRT make you feel worse at first?
Estrogen can give side effects of headache, breast tenderness and mild nausea. These tend to be common when you first start hormone replacement or increase the dose but often settle after a few weeks.
What should I expect the first week of HRT?
When starting HRT, it’s very common to experience some initial side effects or start-up symptoms such as breast tenderness or breast size increase. Some women describe slight nausea, headaches or abdominal bloating. Light erratic bleeding is also quite usual.