Jerry was 49 when he finally realized he had to do something to get his vitality back. He used to really enjoy the holidays—spending extra time with his kids, getting together with friends and family, and taking that annual ski trip with his wife. Then a transformation took place. He became the Christmas curmudgeon. He just didn’t have the energy or enthusiasm to fulfill any of the holiday expectations. Holidays aside, he was constantly fatigued, irritable, depressed and just plain miserable.
“Most days I went home after work and collapsed on the couch. I was too tired to do anything but veg. I stopped working out because I couldn’t find the motivation. And forget about intimacy. The desire had simply disappeared. My wife and family got less and less from me. I felt if I didn’t do something I was going to lose it all.”

Low Testosterone Takes a Toll

Testosterone production diminishes gradually over time. Men begin to lose an estimated 1% of this important hormone per year beginning in their mid-30s to early 40s. The mental and physical changes due to this loss are barely evident at this stage. However, by the time a man is Jerry’s age, low testosterone can take a noticeable toll on quality of life.

That’s because testosterone is a man’s most vital hormone and, working together with other important hormones, helps regulate many crucial physical, mental and emotional functions, such as:

• Libido & sex drive
• Bone mass
• Muscle mass
• Strength
• Fat distribution
• Sperm production
• Red blood cell production
• Concentration & mental acuity
• Mood
• Sleep
• Energy levels
• And other vital functions.

The Importance of Testosterone Replacement

Research has shown that testosterone replacement therapy can provide many health benefits for men with low testosterone.1,2 Likewise, many of the symptoms of this hormone deficiency are highly treatable and even reversible by restoring physiologic testosterone levels. For the future, treating hormone deficiencies–especially estradiol in women and testosterone in men—may become an essential part of healthy aging.

Jerry was lucky. His wife had been receiving SottoPelle® hormone replacement (pellet implant method) for her perimenopause symptoms for several years. He could see the difference it made for her and decided to see if it could help him.

“She convinced me I should try it, and that’s when I knew I couldn’t stay miserable forever. I can’t put into words the difference it’s made! The results have been no less than remarkable. I can’t figure out why I waited so long to get my life back.”

Properly Administered Testosterone Replacement Is Imperative

Testosterone replacement is widely available today but most methods have big drawbacks. And, unfortunately, physicians who are expert in the administration of this powerful hormone are rare. For your health and safety, make certain you are in the hands of a skilled specialist who uses the bioidentical pellet implant method. It is proven to be the safest, most effective and convenient hormone delivery system available.

SottoPelle® has specialized in BHRT using the pellet method longer than most. Our founder, Dr. Gino Tutera, developed a proprietary method for diagnosing, dosing and implantation that makes us a leader in our field. We have a long history of success when it comes to balancing hormones and helping people take control of their health. In fact, we are honored to say that, according to Ranking Arizona, an annual consumer publication by AZ Big Media, our patients have voted us Arizona’s #1 Hormone Therapy Clinic in 2015.
Call Us!

Note to yourself: You’re not really a curmudgeon and you don’t have to suffer another minute! Learn more about us at and then give us a call at (877) 473-5538 to schedule a consultation. Like Jerry, it could change the rest of your life.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

1Cherrier MM, Asthana MD, Plymate S, et al. Testosterone Supplementation Improves Spatial and Verbal Memory in Healthy Older Men. Neurology 2001:57, 80-88.

2Isidori AM, Giannetta E, Greco EA et al. Effects of Testosterone on Body Composition, Bone Metabolism and Serum Lipid Profile in Middle-age Men: A Meta-analysis. Clinical Endocrinology 2005: 63, 280-293.