Are you stressed and run down? Do you want to look and feel younger? Karen Reid-Renner, MD, at Southern Indiana Family Practice Center and Rejuv Spa in Bloomington, Indiana, offers anti-aging functional medicine to help revive your health from within using natural treatments such as vitamin supplements and hormone replacement pellets. To learn more about functional medicine, call the office, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Functional Medicine

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a specialized medical practice that focuses on identifying the root cause of an illness to provide treatment that not only stops symptoms, but potentially provides a cure. More specifically, functional medicine looks at how your diet, lifestyle, environment, and genetic profile impact your health and wellness. It’s a medical practice that focuses on anti-aging of the entire body to sharpen your mind, improve memory, reduce body fat, and restore health and wellness.

Dr. Reid-Renner takes a holistic approach to medical care. Whether you’re coming in for your annual visit or have a health concern, she focuses on the health of your whole body, not your symptoms or primary health concern. She knows that your symptoms may have any number of causes and takes the time necessary with you to best identify the cause so you get the most targeted treatment.

What is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a condition in which your adrenal glands aren’t functioning at their optimal level. Your adrenal glands are responsible for producing and secreting stress hormones. The constant stress of everyday life can tax your adrenal glands and cause a number of symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Craving salty food
  • Body aches

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, Dr. Reid-Renner provides specialized treatment to relieve your symptoms and improve the health of your adrenal gland. Treatment may include:

  • Stress management
  • Vitamin supplements, including IV vitamin supplements
  • Healthy diet

Dr. Reid-Renner may also suggest a probiotic to support your body’s production of stress hormones.

What are hormone replacement pellets?

To restore hormone balance, Dr. Reid-Renner offers hormone replacement pellets, which are a natural hormone replacement option that provides a steady stream of hormones. You can experience a hormone imbalance at any time in your life, although it most commonly occurs in men and women as they get older.

Common symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Depression
  • Low sex drive
  • Night sweats and hot flashes

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Reid-Renner can test your hormone levels to see if you would benefit from hormone replacement pellet therapy. The pellets are custom-made to match your specific hormone needs and are placed under the skin in your buttocks for balanced dosing and long-term relief of your symptoms.

Functional medicine is a holistic approach to medical care that uses natural anti-aging treatments to improve health. To learn more about functional medicine and how it can help you, call Southern Indiana Family Practice Center and Rejuv Spa today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.