It’s time.

How to tell your partner, spouse, friend… “IT’S TIME” for SottoPelle®

A person with a hormone balance can be difficult to live with. Irritability, anxiety, moodiness, and fatigue can all take a toll on a relationship. If the person is your partner, add sexual dysfunction to the mix, and the problems can compound.

If you’ve noticed unpleasant changes in someone close to you who it (very well) might be their hormones. If you are unsure, consider the following:

Some of the most common symptoms of hormone imbalance in women include:

● Hot flashes and sweating

● Sleep problems

● Depressive mood

● Irritability

● Anxiety and panic

● Fatigue/exhaustion

● Sexual problems

● Vaginal dryness

● Brian fog/memory loss

For men, the most common symptoms are:

● A decline in their sense of wellbeing

● Joint or muscle discomfort

● Excessive sweating

● Sleep problems

● Fatigue

● Irritability

● Nervousness

● Anxiety

● A decrease in muscle strength

● Depressive mood

● Sexual problems

● A decrease in morning erections

● Decrease in libido

Do these look familiar?

If so, it’s time to talk about Natural HRT using the SottoPelle® Method. Research shows that relieving some of the bothersome physical symptoms of hormone imbalance results in improvements in psychological symptoms. It makes sense. Hot flashes and a racing heart can be scary! They tend to create and foster anxiety. Issues with sexual performance or libido combined with fatigue can make a man feel depressed and “past his prime.”

So how do you break the news to your loved one that it’s time to look into SottoPelle? Here are a few ideas:

Let them know they aren’t alone! About half of 2,000 women surveyed (47%) reported having experienced the symptoms of hormone imbalance. While fewer studies have been done on men, it is well-documented that after age 40, men experience a slow but continuous decline in testosterone levels often triggering symptoms of hormone imbalance.

There’s no shame in it. The symptoms of hormone imbalance can be embarrassing, especially for men. Sexual dysfunction combined with extra weight, loss of muscle mass, and even gynecomastia (enlarged breasts) may not be something he wants to face. Let him know it’s not him… it’s his hormones. And there’s a safe, natural way to correct them.

It’s easy and convenient. The SottoPelle method makes hormone replacement as easy as a programmable thermostat– “set it and forget it!” The tiny pellet implants dissolve over time, delivering a steady, therapeutic dose of hormone into the bloodstream. There is no daily pill to take, cream to administer or patch to worry about. Feeling better couldn’t be more hands-off!

Give them the facts. If they aren’t sure if they are experiencing hormone imbalance, let them research it for themselves. They can visit our website, take our self-assessment, or browse our testimonials page. 

You want them to feel good about themselves again. Sometimes the mental and emotional toll hormone imbalance takes can be worse than the physical symptoms. Night sweats and fatigue are unpleasant, but anxiety and depression can be downright devastating. Let your partner know you love them, and you just want them to feel good again. And they can… with SottoPelle bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. 

How to Deal With Symptoms of Menopause 

Many women hear the word menopause and start to freak out.  Although this is a phase of life for every woman experiences, there is often a sense of embarrassment and dread. Women typically think that they are now considered old.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Think back to High School health class and it teaches us that menopause ends one’s fertility, but it tends to leave out that a woman can still remain healthy, sexual and vital after they go through menopause.  Like any other milestone in our life, menopause is just another phase. How we manage that phase physically, mentally, and socially impacts how well the transition and outcome will be.   

How to Deal With Symptoms of Menopause 

Menopause occurs when a woman stops menstruating and usually happens when they are in their 40s or 50s.  Illness or surgery can alter the onset of menopause for some women. When a woman starts to go through menopause, her body undergoes a series of changes that bring on a variety of symptoms. Some women don’t need treatment for their symptoms, because they go away on their own, but almost all complain of how uncomfortable they can be. 


Here are a few ways to deal with symptoms of menopause:

Hot Flashes 

Women experiencing hot flashes suddenly become very hot out of nowhere and they’ll start to sweat. Sometimes hot flashes can be triggered by something, so it’s good to notice what those triggers are so that they can be avoided. Such triggers include: stress, caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol or just being in a very hot place. It’s recommended to dress in layers so that they can be removed if a hot flash happens and to use a fan at home or at work. Also, taking deep, slow breaths when a hot flash starts can prevent one from becoming too hot and bothered.  

 Vaginal Dryness 

During menopause women tend to be more self-conscious of their bodies, it is important to keep your romantic and sexual life comfortable and ongoing as it will also help with your self-esteem. Menopause can make a woman’s vagina become unusually dry and the tissue becomes thinner, so if you are experiencing discomfort discuss it with your doctor.  

 Sleeping Problems 

Sleep seems to evade most women during menopause. The lack of sleep only worsens the other symptoms you may be experiencing. Some suggested ways to help get some rest is to be physically active throughout the day. Also, avoid large meals before bedtime and try drinking something warm before sleeping like warm milk or caffeine-free tea. If you wake up at night and can’t go back to sleep, do something relaxing like reading a book until you are sleepy again. But if you can’t get to sleep on your own, you might have to talk to your doctor about these sleep problems 

Mood Swings 

Some women feel crankier and moodier than usual when menopause hits them, so it’s important that they get enough sleep and rest to feel their best. Also, avoid stress and look for positive ways to ease any stress you might have. Women often find themselves very depressed during menopause. If you feel yourself unable to function, you should contact a medical professional for assistance.  Hormonal imbalance during this time can wreak havoc with your moods and emotional stability. Having support with friends , family, or group can help in dealing with some of the symptoms 

 Memory Problems 

When going through menopause, a common complaint is of memory trouble. The best thing to do is to stay physically active and get enough sleep to improve these symptoms. Also, mental exercises can keep memory lapses at bay.  

Women can always do something to lessen their symptoms when going through menopause, but they can also talk to their doctors about taking bio identical hormone therapy that can ease or even eliminate the symptoms caused by menopause.  

Menopause Monday: When the Summer Weather isn’t why you’re Hot: Hot Flashes  

As women enters the next phase of their life with perimenopause, menopause or postmenopause, the most common symptom is the infamous hot flash.

Summer Heat and Hot Flashes

Knowledge is one of the greatest weapons and when it comes to hot flashes, it is essential to arm yourself with the correct information to take action. By learning about hot flashes and consulting your doctor, you can be more prepared in what you could be dealing with.  

What are hot flashes? 

Low estrogen is often the main cause of hot flashes in women. Low estrogen has a harsh effect on the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls sleep, appetite, sex hormones and temperature. The hypothalamus is deceived by low estrogen levels into believing that the body is too hot and attempts to remedy it by ridding the body of excess heat. Hot flashes are the dilation of blood vessels at the skin’s surface attempting to cool down your body. Instead of experiencing a cooling effect you feel suddenly warm. This feeling is usually most intense in the face, neck and chest. Sometimes a hot flash can cause a reddening or blotchiness of the skin, which is referred to as a hot flush. A hot flash can also be accompanied by perspiration, a rapid heartbeat, or chills. By balancing your hormones, you can put an end to hot flashes. 

What can you do to ease hot flashes?  

  • Stay cool  

When a hot flash strikes, you can remove an article of clothing to keep your body temperature stable.  Another option is to decrease a room’s temperature by either opening a window or using a fan of some sort. This will also keep the air flowing throughout the room which helps keep your body comfortable.  

  • Relax 

It is important to remember that these hot flashes are not signs of a medical problem. They are only your body’s response to changing hormones and often will ease in intensity after the first or second year of menopause.  Rhythmic breathing exercises can help keep you calm and focused. Reducing stress can be imperative for keeping your body stability 

  • Stay Hydrated  

Drinking cold water before, during, and after a flash can help keep your body hydrated and stable.  

How can you prevent hot flashes?  

  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) 

BHRT continues to be one of the most effective treatments for preventing hot flashes. By using hormone pellets you can experience complete relief of your hot flash symptoms along with other uncomfortable menopausal effects such as vaginal dryness and night sweats. The pellets can work with your body for up to six months and you don’t have to worry about taking a pill or using a cream every day.  

  • Exercise 

Exercising can help reduce the intensity of your hot flashes and help in preventing them. Fat cells store estrogen and by reducing your fat cells your body can more effectively regulate the estrogen in your body.  

  • Avoid triggers 

By avoiding certain triggers such as stress, caffeine, alcohol, smoking and spicy foods you can sometimes evade hot flashes.