Weight Loss

Rejuv Medical Louisville

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

Research compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asserts that nearly 72% of American adults are overweight or obese. For those living in or around Louisville, Kentucky, John R Baird, MD, of Rejuv Medical Louisville offers weight loss support that can help. To explore medically supervised weight loss in more detail, request an appointment today, online, or over the phone.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Carrying a significant amount of extra weight places an enormous toll on virtually every organ and system in your body. Some of the health risks associated with being overweight or obese include:

  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Fatty liver disease

These are just some of the medical problems that can arise for men and women who are significantly overweight.

Why is it so hard to lose weight and maintain those results?

This is a simple question with a very complex answer. There is no single factor to blame for the growing obesity epidemic in the United States. Changes in the American food supply certainly play a role.

With fast food available on nearly every corner, highly processed foods filling grocery store aisles, and a move toward increasingly cheap sweeteners and fats, there’s no wonder Americans have such a hard time staying fit. Our lifestyles are also part of the problem, with far too few adults getting the exercise and fresh air they need to stay healthy.

Numerous health conditions and medications can also contribute to weight gain and can get in the way of weight loss. Examples include hormonal imbalances brought on by menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as thyroid problems. Few are able to find a way to control their weight over time, which is why fad diets and extreme exercise plans are so popular.

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

You’ve probably tried many different weight loss plans in the past, and you might even have achieved some short-lived success. Sustaining weight loss requires a long-term approach, with a basis in science.

Medically supervised weight loss begins with a thorough functional medicine screening to search for health problems that might be contributing to your weight issues, like food intolerances, hormone imbalance, and digestive problems. You then receive a customized, in-depth program to learn how to embrace more healthful nutrition.

That ranges from learning how to grocery shop to understanding how to balance your meals without a calculator or list of forbidden items. Hormone replacement therapy might also play a role in your personalized plan.

Systemic detoxification helps rid your body of toxins that accumulate over time. This gives you a clean start when it comes to digesting and metabolizing your new diet. You also learn how to manage stress in a way that supports health and weight loss.

Dr. Baird has specialized training in lifestyle medicine and provides a consultative approach as you navigate your weight loss journey. That support continues even after you reach your goal because health and wellness is a continuum, not a defined goal post.

Begin today by calling Rejuv Medical Louisville or spending a few moments on the online request appointment page.