Your hormones control many essential body functions, and sometimes you know when things aren’t in balance. Board-certified OB/GYN and functional medicine physician, Leon Baginski, MD, FACOG, in Mission Viejo, California, specializes in hormone therapy and utilizes both traditional and natural hormone therapy options to help you feel more like your usual self. For a hormone therapy consultation, call the office or click the online booking button today.

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What are hormones?

Hormones are substances your glands produce that make up your endocrine system and include estrogen, testosterone, insulin, and cortisol, to name a few.

They serve as your body’s messaging system and tell your various organs what to do. Your hormones control many body functions, including:

  • Mood
  • Libido
  • Metabolism
  • Sleep
  • Heart rate
  • Body temperature

When your hormones are balanced, all your body systems function as they should. However, an imbalance in hormones can affect normal functions and lead to a variety of symptoms.

Women experience a decrease in estrogen levels as they approach menopause. Though menopause and the changes in your hormone levels are a normal part of your aging process, the imbalance can lead to symptoms you may find unbearable.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Symptoms of hormone imbalance vary in type and severity and depend on the types of hormones that are out of balance. When estrogen levels start to fall, you may experience:

  • Mood changes
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Irregularity in your menstrual cycle
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin

In addition to the physical symptoms you experience, a decrease in your estrogen levels also increases your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.

What can I expect during a hormone therapy consultation?

Dr. Baginski is dedicated to helping you feel more like your usual self and conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come to the office for a hormone therapy consultation.

During your evaluation, he asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and family history. He also conducts a physical and pelvic exam and runs lab work to assess your hormone levels.

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy refers to the medical treatments available that restore your hormone levels, alleviate your symptoms, and improve your health.

Dr. Baginski understands that your health needs are unique to you and no single treatment works for all, which is why he offers many hormone therapy options, including:

  • Bioidentical balancing
  • Natural compound therapy
  • Herbal remedy solutions
  • Traditional medicine therapy

During your consultation, Dr. Baginski reviews your hormone therapy options and helps you determine the method that best suits your health and hormone needs.

Once you begin hormone therapy, he closely monitors you, your symptoms, and your hormone levels and adjusts your plan as needed.

To schedule a consultation to learn more about your hormone therapy options, call the office of Leon Baginski, MD FACOG, or click the online booking button.