Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Jacquelyn Cortez-Sammons, D.O. -  - Medical Spa

Transformation Health & Wellness

Jacquelyn Cortez-Sammons, D.O.

Medical Spa & Gynecology located in Orange County, Anaheim Hills, CA

Aging can be a frustrating process, causing brain fog, sleeplessness, weight gain, and robbing you of your desire for intimacy, among other problems. These could be signs of hormonal imbalance. Jacquelyn Cortez-Sammons, DO, at Transformation Health & Wellness in Anaheim Hills, California, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (among other options) to restore an optimal level of hormones. The hormones are naturally made, not synthetic, and can help with menopause, fatigue, and much more. Call the Orange County practice today or book a consultation online.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a solution to counteract the effects of aging and correct hormonal imbalances. The treatment helps restore your hormone levels when your hormones aren't working as they should.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses naturally occurring hormones that mimic the ones in your own body. These natural hormones supplement estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Men and women can take these hormones when their hormones are low or out of balance. 

There are a variety of ways to administer bioidentical hormones, such as creams, gels, capsules or suppositories. The aim of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Transformation Health & Wellness is to improve your quality of life by returning your hormone levels to normal.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Hormones are special compounds made by your adrenal glands and ovaries or testes. Hormones act as messengers, telling the various parts of your body how to function correctly. Hormones play an instrumental role in nearly all of the tasks your body performs. These include sex and brain function, growth, and the breakdown of food. When hormones are out of balance, for example, with menopause or in men as they age and develop low testosterone, it can take a toll on your mental and physical health.

Bioidentical hormones, unlike the mass-produced synthetic hormones on the market, more closely resemble those that your body makes. As such, the body can better absorb them, and utilize them to restore optimal function.

Are bioidentical hormones better than synthetic hormones?

Traditional hormone replacement therapy often uses synthetic materials or animal urine to make hormones. In comparison, plant materials are the basis of bioidentical hormones, a more natural alternative.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone therapy helps to replace the estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone your body has lost, which may help alleviate several health problems, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor sleep
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy periods
  • Infertility
  • Estrogen dominance
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may also prevent or slow the signs of aging, such as a loss of elasticity that often occurs with menopause.

If you're experiencing changes in your body because of aging, find out if natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Call Transformation Health & Wellness today or book a consultation online.