Anti-Aging and Age Management Services
Timothy Hipskind, M.D. offers a number of anti-aging and cosmetic services that can help men and women to look and feel amazing from the inside in Eastern St. Louis. Botox treatments can provide an almost instantaneous anti-aging effect. Benefiting the body’s overall health can lead to looking younger and more vibrant. For those patients that wish to improve their overall appearance and reduce the present signs of aging, cosmetic procedures can reduce the physical signs of aging. Patient can increase the suppleness of their skin, reduce dark spots, and achieve an overall health glow.
Patients that wish to partake in an anti-aging program may benefit from some of the clinic’s other anti-aging protocols, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. In the past, physicians felt that hormone decline resulted from aging; however, now, it is widely understood that the signs of aging are a result of hormonal decline. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men and women to regain balance on the inside and reduce the factors that lead to external signs of aging in Easter St. Louis area. This therapy can help men and women to maintain their youthfulness and increase their overall quality of life.
Some of the anti-aging services that Timothy Hipskind, M.D offers include:
Heart Disease Prevention
Heart disease refers to an enlarged heart, coronary artery disease, heart attack, or congestive heart failure and is the leading cause of death in America. Heart disease prevention includes quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise, managing weight and getting adequate amounts of sleep. Symptoms of heart disease include shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, sweating, and fast or irregular heartbeats. Heart disease prevention can help people live longer lives. Quitting smoking, eating healthy and exercising can increase and improve your quality of life.
Mineral supplementation is the process of supplementing minerals and vitamins (i.e., magnesium, iron and zinc) that are not being sufficiently produced naturally. These essential nutrients help regulate appropriate body system functioning, like the immune system. Mineral supplementation can maintain and improve healthy bodily functioning including the regulation and production of the stress hormone cortisol. For instance, zinc has been shown to decrease cortisol levels which may be helpful for those suffering from adrenal fatigue.
Anti-aging treatment refers to treating age related problems like face wrinkles, sagging skin, cellulite, age spots and crow’s feet. Anti-aging treatments include face-lifts, Botox treatments, and laser hair removal services. Anti-aging treatments help recipients’ look and feel better and can improve mental, emotional, and physical health. When people look good, they feel good.
Nutrition refers to the selection, preparation, and economics of food. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. We need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amount of nutrients for good health. Eating a healthy diet is vital for good health and well-being and can prevent many maladies, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and scurvy.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones from plants that are identical to the hormones found in the human body. Bioidentical hormones are synthesized from plants like soy and yams and can help restore hormone levels and appropriate bodily functioning. For example, supplementing bioidentical estrogen, testosterone and progesterone can help relieve symptoms of perimenopause and menopause like vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and irritability.
Hormone replacement therapy for men is often, but not limited to, testosterone replacement. Many in the medical community refer to the phenomena of low androgen levels (i.e., male sex hormones) in men as low t (low testosterone). Men who believe they have low testosterone levels should consult a physician and schedule and check-up. There could be serious medical conditions associated with symptoms that can be corrected with proper medical treatment. Testosterone replacement has been shown to improve erectile dysfunction, memory loss, depression, and gynecomastia (i.e., male breasts).
Vitamin supplementation refers to ingesting vitamins that are not being produced normally by the body. Each vitamin plays a specific role in the body and when levels are low, the body can malfunction. The body needs certain amounts of minerals and vitamins to function properly and we may not get enough of them from the foods we eat. These vitamins include vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B and vitamin K. Proper levels of vitamins can reduce stress, reduce wrinkles, boost energy, improve performance, and assist with weight loss.
Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body. The theory states that toxins can build up in the body and cause damage. Detoxification reduces these toxins in the body which promotes appropriate functioning of bodily systems. Detoxification helps those suffering from allergies, asthma, arthritis, depression, diabetes, headaches, heart disease and high blood pressure. Detoxification can relieve stress and many of the maladies associated with toxin build up.
Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A technician or your doctor analyzes the test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range. The tests use a range because what is normal differs from person to person. Many factors can influence lab testing including age, sex, race, diet, and medications taken. Lab testing can help detect illness before it becomes untreatable. These illnesses include cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Weight loss refers to the reduction in body mass due to loss of fat or adipose tissue, bone, muscle or fluids. Weight loss can occur intentionally or due to an underlying medical condition. The benefits of healthy weight loss are less risk of diabetes and heart disease, an increase in energy, and an increase in self-confidence and motivation.
Fitness testing is a series of measurements that assess your levels of health and physical fitness in comparison to the norm for your age and gender. There are many measurements and tests given to determine your baseline level of fitness. These tests include resting vital signs, body composition, strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. Fitness testing is important and helps to monitor progress, provide incentives, and identify strengths and weaknesses.
Massage therapy is the process of using touch to manipulate soft tissue and muscles of the body to relieve pain or discomfort while promoting health and well-being. Massage therapy can help those suffering from pain, injuries, anxiety and depression. Massage therapy increases circulation, enhances the immune system, improves mood and reduces blood pressure.