Hormone Replacement

Rejuv Medical Louisville

Functional Medicine Specialist & Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Louisville, KY

Hormones control virtually all of your bodily functions, and when your hormones become unbalanced, widespread health issues can occur. John R Baird, MD, of Rejuv Medical Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, offers professional hormone replacement therapy to help you achieve optimal balance and function. The process begins with a simple phone call or a few moments on the online request appointment page to set up your one-on-one consultation.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What do hormones do?

Hormones serve as messengers that trigger various functions throughout your body. They move through your bloodstream carrying signals to cells throughout your body. When this system is performing properly, processes like reproduction, mood, metabolism, and growth and development all move along as expected.

When your hormones fall out of balance, you can experience health issues like:

  • Diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Bone weakness
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Sleep problems

A hormone imbalance can affect your overall health and requires treatment.

How can hormone therapy help with fertility?

Polycystic ovary syndrome causes some cases of infertility. This gynecologic problem occurs due to hormonal imbalance, specifically when your body produces too many androgens, which are hormones found in higher rates in males than in females.

Polycystic ovary syndrome presents a range of symptoms that can also occur with many other conditions, making it challenging to diagnose. An inability to conceive a child is often the first clear sign of the condition.

Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy can help balance your reproductive hormones and enable your body to ovulate properly and support a developing fetus. This form of fertility care also incorporates lifestyle coaching to help support you on your path to parenthood.

Can hormone replacement therapy help treat menopause and andropause?

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, and occurs as you near the end of your reproductive years. It is characterized by declining estrogen production, which can cause symptoms like night sweats, hot flashes, headaches, weight gain, and fatigue, to name just a few.

Men go through a similar change in hormone production called andropause. Adding supplemental testosterone can relieve symptoms during this time of transition.

Dr. Baird at Rejuv Medical Louisville offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, an approach that uses synthetic hormones that are so close to your natural hormones that your body can’t tell the difference. This approach can deliver a steady stream of supplemental hormones that will reduce the unpleasant symptoms of menopause or andropause. Dr Baird brought bio identical hormone therapy to Louisville and has tested over 15,000 men and women.

Hormone replacement methods include pellets inserted beneath the surface of your skin, pills, patches, injections, creams, or ointments. The Wiley Protocol, a form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that uses varying levels of hormonal supplementation, is also available.

The first step in any responsible hormone replacement therapy treatment is a thorough evaluation of your current hormone production and a review of your symptoms. To explore hormone replacement therapy in greater detail, call Rejuv Medical Louisville or request an appointment online in just moments.

There is no need to live with the discomfort and disruption of hormonal imbalance when there are safe and effective therapies that can help.