Bio Identical Hormone Therapy
Hormone Therapy Isn’t Just For Menopausal Women
Bio-identical hormone therapy is a customized treatment that uses natural hormones (not the cancer-causing hormones of the past) to properly regulate your body and the processes that keep you going – from your mental processes to your physical abilities and attributes. Symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
- Fatigue, low-energy, low libido
- Brain-fog, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping
- Weight gain or weight loss, loss of muscle mass, strength, and tone
- Mood imbalances including depression, anxiety, mood swings, panic attacks, and irritability
- Osteoporosis, migraines, night sweats, hot flashes, brittle hair and nails, wrinkles
“I have been taking the bio-identical hormones for about a year. Not only do I have a feeling of well-being, the desire to eat, exercise, and take better care of my overall health is more of a priority. As one female to another, I feel comfortable in seeking Dr. Quinn’s expertise and advice in her services. I can honestly say that I love going to Dr. Quinn. It is a wonderful way to help maintain our natural beauty and health. I feel as though my skin looks better today than it did 10 years ago.” – A.O.W.
Definition: Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones women make in their bodies. Since the molecular structure is recognized by the human body, bioidentical hormones are metabolized efficiently and in a non-harmful manner.
Synthetic hormones, such as Premarin and Prempro, have a molecular makeup that is not recognized by the body and are therefore not properly metabolized. In fact, some researchers believe they release toxins into the body and that can cause health problems, including cancer.
Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate body functions throughout the lifetime of both women and men.
- Help regulate water, electrolytes, and blood pressure
- Manage development, growth, reproduction, and behavior
- Provide instructions to direct the pathways that control our energy levels
- Balance thyroid levels to control weight
- Maintain and create the chemicals needed to keep our bones, tissues, skin, hair and nails healthy
Testosterone loss is the hallmark of andropause, the male equivalent to menopause.
Andropause affects every aspect of sex, from desire to performance. It can also affect your mood, memory, thinking, and overall health. The loss of testosterone also results in low satisfaction, motivation, and drive in all aspects of life including engaging in activities you once found enjoyable, including sex.
Andropause typically begins at age 40, but can occur earlier if you are under an enormous stress, have episodes of depression, or use recreational drugs.
Signs and symptoms of failing testosterone include:
- Decline in general well-being
- Decreased hair growth
- Depressed mood
- Excessive sweating
- Joint pain and muscle achiness
- Loss of vitality
- Sleep disturbances