L.A. Quinn M.D. – Jacksonville Beach Bioidentical Doctor
L.A. Quinn specializes in keeping men and women in Jacksonville Florida feeling, looking, and staying youthful. Dr. Quinn specializes in treatments that allow a person to discard external imperfections, while getting healthier on the inside. Only the newest, most effective, groundbreaking new therapies are used to help patients achieve the levels of beauty and wellness they wish to obtain.
One of the therapies Dr. Quinn uses to achieve youthfulness and well-being is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. As aging occurs, hormones begin to decline and cause deficiencies. Several hormones may decrease in production prior, during, and after menopause or andropause. Andropause is known as male testosterone decline, which is like the male version of menopause.
Hormones control a variety of functions, and they are some of the most important chemicals in the body. Estrogen, Progesterone, Cortisol, Testosterone, Pregnenolone, and Thyroid hormone may all decline with aging and affect numerous functions.
Estrogen keeps the body youthful, the mind joyous, and increases sex drive. Estrogen has over 400 functions in the female body, and when there is an imbalance, achy joints, brain fog, depression, and wrinkles may develop. Hormones must maintain balance, and each woman has their own perfect balance of estrogen. In order to keep the clock turned back and stay youthful, estrogen must be balanced.
Progesterone is estrogen’s partner in maintaining harmony. Estrogen is a more active hormone; whereas, progesterone is more relaxed. If sleep cycles are disrupted, and panic attacks, or irregular cycles occur, progesterone may be deficient.
Cortisol is the fight or flight hormone, and when it is deficient, a person may find it difficult to get out of bed and find the energy to get through the day. If it is too excessive, a person may feel hyperactive, and insufficiency causes feelings of depletion.
Testosterone is the hormone of vitality. It keeps libido high, bones strong, and muscles toned. Testosterone works with estrogen to keep emotions stabilized and creativity heightened.
Pregnenolone is one of the main hormones, and it is the precursor to every sex hormone. This hormone is responsible for a sharp memory, helps the brain find words, allows the eyes to see in color, and it decreases with age. Saturated fat and stress also block the functioning of this hormone.
Thyroid hormone is responsible for metabolism, maintaining a healthy weight and energy levels. It keeps hair and nails strong and lustrous, and elevates moods. High cholesterol can disrupt this hormone, and imbalances may cause stiff, painful joints.
These hormones may be balanced with bio-identical replacement therapy in order to keep the body more youthful and eliminate unwanted age related symptoms.