Fits Like A Glove

Finding your “fit.”

Some things we just have to live with.

Luckily, the symptoms of hormone imbalance are not one of them.

Still, hundreds of thousands of women and men are suffering through uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms that take a toll on their work, relationships, and quality of life. Sometimes their doctors have told them to “just live with it.” Others may have offered them hormone replacement creams, pills or patches made of risky synthetic hormones.

There’s another option.

What makes SottoPelle® different?

The SottoPelle approach to hormone replacement therapy is different, as we use bio identical HRT “pellets” placed painlessly under the skin. Let’s take a look at why this is the most desirable approach to HRT.

The definition of bioidentical is “chemically identical to what your body produces naturally.” This means your body can’t tell the difference between bio identical hormones and the hormones your body once produced, naturally. To your body, they are the same, and that means that in your body, they behave the same way.

The “Hand in the Glove” Analogy

We like to think of Bio identical Pellet therapy as “a hand in a glove.” The glove is the hormone pellet, and the hand is your body. When you put the two together, everything fits…” like, a glove”. The two work seamlessly together.

If you were given a glove designed any other way, your hand wouldn’t fit quite right. That’s what happens with synthetic hormones. They are made with estrogen or testosterone, but they are not biologically identical to your own. This creates a “mismatch” in your body that can lead to unwanted side effects.

It might help to understand how delicate and sensitive the hormonal system in our bodies is. Hormones bind with cells and tissues via proteins in the body called hormone receptors. Once bound, the hormones can create the necessary cellular changes that keep you healthy and feeling good. Your naturally occurring hormones have the perfect molecular structure to “fit” into these hormone receptors. 

When you have a hormone imbalance, your body doesn’t make enough to meet your needs, and you experience symptoms. SottoPelle’s bioidentical hormones, being molecularly identical, are received by your body in the same fashion, react in the same way on a cellular level and produce the same results as your naturally occurring hormones. They quench the thirst of those empty hormone receptors. They fill the gap perfectly.

Synthetic hormones do not have the same molecular structure, absorption capabilities or receptor affinity as bioidenticals. On top of that, the doses are, to some degree, “one-size-fits-all”. The delivery system doesn’t work the same way your body does. The glove doesn’t fit.

Why bioidentical hormones are preferred

The continuing research on bioidentical hormones is making the picture more and more clear: on a cellular level, little things make a big difference.

When we take a look at the science of bioidentical hormone replacement, we learn that:

● bioidentical progesterone does not have a negative effect on blood lipids or vessels like many synthetic progestins

● bioidentical progesterone may carry less risk regarding breast cancer incidence 

● bioidentical estrogens and progesterone suggest a reduced risk of blood clots compared to their non-bioidentical counterparts

● bioidentical hormones are safer and work better than commonly used synthetic versions of hormone replacement therapy

Not only is SottoPelle hormone replacement method biologically identical to your own naturally produced hormones, but our delivery method is also individualized. Through blood tests, we know the correct amount of hormones you need, and we can provide it. We don’t have to squeeze you into someone else’s glove.

Also, our unique delivery system ensures that the correct amount of hormone reaches your bloodstream in a steady, consistent dose, not with the ups and downs produced by other delivery methods like pills, creams or patches.

Just like wearing a well-fitting glove helps you do the job with ease, having the right fit for your hormones helps you live your life with balance, convenience, confidence, and joy.

Let us help you find your “fit.” Contact one of our SottoPelle Certified Providers today. 

Your overall health and wellbeing will thank you for it.

Five more Myths about Testosterone and Women

Five more Myths about Testosterone and Women

We’ve already posted our Top 5 Myths about testosterone use in women, but, believe it or not, there is even more misinformation out there! Let’s dispel a few more untruths about testosterone replacement therapy for women.

Myth #1: Testosterone has adverse effects on the heart. We aren’t sure where this one came from. Perhaps because men have more testosterone than women and men are at greater risk of heart disease than women, someone drew a correlation where none exists. In reality, the exact opposite is true. There is substantial evidence that testosterone is cardiac protective. It has a positive effect on lean body mass, blood sugar metabolism, cardiac muscle, and lipid profiles in both men and women. It is even used to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease. For women with congestive heart failure, testosterone has been shown to improve muscle strength, insulin resistance, and functional capacity. You heard it here: healthy levels of testosterone are good for your heart!

Myth #2: Testosterone causes liver damage. Perhaps this myth arose after concerns of liver and kidney damage in men who took anabolic steroids and oral synthetic androgens. Testosterone patches and implants, unlike pellet hormone replacement therapy, pellets bypass the liver and have no adverse effects on the organ itself, liver enzymes, or clotting factors. We might also add that non-oral testosterone does not increase the risk of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis the way oral estrogens, androgens and synthetic progestins do.

Myth #3: Testosterone causes aggression. This completely unfounded myth couldn’t be more wrong. Although anabolic steroid use has been shown to increase aggression, this is not the case for testosterone therapy. Even large doses of subcutaneous (under the skin) testosterone therapy do not increase aggression. In fact, studies show that in 90% of women treated for symptoms of androgen deficiency, instances of anxiety, irritability and aggression all decreased with therapy. We’ve known this for a long time: androgen therapy has been used to treat PMS for more than 60 years.

Myth #4: Testosterone may increase the risk of breast cancer. This myth can be a little complicated to sort out because some past studies have noted an association between elevated androgen levels and breast cancer. However, methodological limitations and inconsistencies in these studies call them into question, as well as the fact that they do not account for elevated estradiol levels (excess testosterone can be converted by the body into estradiol, an estrogen associated with breast cancer). Clinical trials have confirmed that a healthy balance of testosterone and estradiol is breast protective. Testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of breast cancer and may actually lower it in women on estrogen therapy.

Myth #5: The safety of testosterone use in women has not been established. We’ve been accumulating data on testosterone use in women since 1938, when testosterone implants were first used in female patients. Long-term data confirms the safety, efficacy and tolerability of doses of up to 225 mg in women for up to 40 years of therapy. Additionally, data on higher doses of testosterone used in transgender “female to male” patients shows no increase in mortality or major health problems, including breast cancer or vascular disease. Testosterone is safe for women. Seven decades of data proves it.

For more myths about testosterone therapy and women, read our Top 5 Myths on Testosterone Use in Women.

Reference:

Glaser et al. Testosterone therapy in women: Myths and misconceptions. Maturitas (2013) 74:231-234

Top 5 Myths About Testosterone Use In Women

Think testosterone is just for guys? Think again. Testosterone plays a crucial role in women’s health, too, and it’s not what you think. Women across the globe are discovering, with the help of SottoPelle® Therapy, a bioidentical hormone replacement, that testosterone therapy can ease their symptoms of menopause and improve their quality of life in more ways than one.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 myths about testosterone use and women.

  1. Myth #1: Testosterone is a “male” hormone. While we usually associate testosterone with men, the fact is that testosterone is an extremely important part of the hormonal system in both sexes. Testosterone is, in fact, the most abundant biologically active hormone in women! The androgen receptor for testosterone is actually found on the X chromosome. However, testosterone became a member of the “boys only” club, it isn’t based on science.
  2. Myth #2: In women, testosterone only helps with sex drive and libido. Yes, testosterone is the most abundant active sex steroid present in a woman throughout her lifespan, but that’s not where its influence ends. Functional androgen receptors (molecules that bind to testosterone and other androgens to perform specific functions for cells) are located in almost all tissues in the female body, including the breast, heart, blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract, lung, brain, spinal cord, nerves, bladder, uterus, ovaries, endocrine glands, vaginal tissue, skin, bone, muscle and more. This is why testosterone replacement therapy can help women not only with sexual issues, but also with bone loss, muscle loss, urinary complaints, breast pain, rheumatoid complaints, incontinence, and fatigue, just to name a few.
  3. Myth #3: Testosterone masculinizes women. Large doses of testosterone will create a masculinizing effect, as evidenced by hormone treatment for transgender persons. But low dose, individualized testosterone treatments, such as those used with SottoPelle® Therapy, a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, are designed to bring testosterone levels up to normal, not to exceed them. Any unwanted side effects can be reversed by lowering the dose. Some research has even shown that low doses of testosterone not only don’t masculinize women, they also produce a “feminizing effect.”
  4. Myth #4: Testosterone use will change your voice. Unfortunately, anecdotal reports have suggested that testosterone therapy can cause hoarseness or permanent vocal changes in women; however, studies have produced no conclusive evidence of this. The most common causes of hoarseness and voice change are allergies, laryngitis, reflux, voice over-use, mucosal tears, medications, and vocal cord polyps. Taking testosterone is not going to change your voice.
  5. Myth #5: Testosterone causes hair loss in women. This myth doesn’t make a lot of sense biologically speaking as men have higher levels of testosterone in their bodies than women, and yet they experience more hair loss. The fact is that many factors contribute to hair loss (including genetics), and approximately one third of women experience hair loss and hair thinning with normal aging. As aging coincides with a natural decline in testosterone, this may be where the myth developed. In truth, testosterone pellet therapy has been associated with scalp hair re-growth in many women, suggesting that instead of making women lose hair, raising testosterone back to healthy levels may help them to grow more of it.

Those aren’t all the myths associated with testosterone use in women, but they are some of the most common. Check back for more myths about testosterone therapy and women in our next blog post.

Reference:

Glaser et al. Testosterone therapy in women: Myths and misconceptions. Maturitas (2013) 74:231-234

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. 

A Day in the Life – Part 2

Kendra stood with her Skechers glued to the step and tried to breathe and not burst into flame (the hot flashes were worse when she was outside). By nature of the app, none of her would-be suitors could message her unless she accepted the kissy lips. But could she do it?

The app was supposed to be just for fun, to get her confidence up, a game. She had never planned to actually do anything with it. She’d only been officially divorced for a year now. It was too soon. Jasmine would struggle.

Kendra’s finger hovered over the icon.

Besides, she wasn’t ready for this. Dating? Possibly love? She felt like a sack of potatoes banged against the wall most days. A flaming sack of potatoes banged against the wall other days. She was so tired. And busy. She didn’t have time for this.

But this was First Kiss Kyle. How could she not?

The door opened suddenly and there stood Jasmine, her pretty face worried under a sloppy bun. She was a carbon copy of Kendra at that age, dark blue eyes, delicate features. She’d been dating Kyle when she was Jasmine’s age, before his family moved to California.

Did he know who she was, too?

“Mom? Why are you standing out here in the dark?”

Kendra looked around. Sure enough, the sun had set. An explosion of stars lit the sky. Although she had lived in this house for the past 15 plus years, Kendra suddenly felt like she had never seen this place before, had never stood on this step, had never been touched by this wind or this sky or this feeling.

“Come inside, Mom. Let’s watch something.”

In a daze, Kendra stepped inside.

But before she did, she tapped the thumbs up beside Kyle’s “kissy lips.”

A Day in the Life – Part One

It was 7:30PM and Kendra still had 1000 steps to go. Even though it was the last thing she wanted to do, and even though there was a half-full bottle of pinot grigio in the fridge, Kendra pulled on her Skechers.

“Jasmine!” she yelled into the abyss of her living room, “Come walk with me!”

“Homework!” came the disembodied voice from the next room.

Kendra huffed and clipped her FitBit to the waist of her yoga pants. Her head fairly spun with the neverending to-do list of a 47-year-old single mom, plus she had classes of her own to catch up on. Not to mention her new job at White Owl Publishing required… what was it they called it?

Oh, yes, creativity.

As if her brain had any room in it for that.

It didn’t break Kendra’s heart that her daughter didn’t want to walk with her. At least she wouldn’t have to explain what she was doing on her phone while they walked.

Her forbidden secret.

The scent of Woods’ rose was thick in the Scottsdale evening air as Kendra logged the first 100 steps down her driveway onto the paved road. The sky was the dark, sleepy blue of a missed sunset. Two younger models of walkers passed her, looking far better in their yoga pants than she did. Kendra remembered the not-so-distant past when she’d had firm, muscular legs, too. When she’d been able to talk and jog and breathe at the same time. When her body didn’t feel like it was constantly being run over by an invisible truck. When her brain wasn’t full of taffy. When she wasn’t overwhelmed.

She was just passing 300 steps when she stopped feeling sorry for herself and pulled out her phone.

“I am healthy. I am strong. I am vital.” She whispered the mantras to herself as she logged into the account she’d made a week ago on the site Ximena had recommended to her–the one all the divorcees were using. Her profile pic was a bit outdated, but it still looked like her, sort of. Sure, her short, dark hair was thicker and more lustrous, she’d been a healthy weight, and everybody lied in their profile pics anyway, right?

It was just for fun anyway. Kendra checked her activity to see if she’d gotten any “action” as Ximena called it, and almost tripped on her 565th step.

Holy franks and beans, she had ten more “kissy lips”!

Something about that both thrilled and terrified her at the same time.

She scrolled through the list of men, quickly swiping away the obvious nos. After turning back toward home and logging another 400 steps, she’d whittled it down to three potentials. James was a handsome bespectacled widower, but his prose was heavy with grief and neediness. Cole’s profile was promising, but there was more information about his English bulldog Ruby than there was about him, and Kendra was a card-carrying cat lover. The third one was a handsome salt-and-pepper airline pilot with a nicely-trimmed beard and a friendly smile… what was his name again?

Kendra caught another whiff of Woods’ rose as she stabbed at the phone with her finger while logging the last hundred steps back up her driveway to the front door.

Kyle. That was it. Kyle.

Wait a minute.

Kendra stopped short just before smacking her nose into her front door. She squinted at the photo. She didn’t have her glasses. She needed her glasses! She squinted harder.

It couldn’t be.

But it was.

Kendra gasped. The metal windchimes in the entryway sang mournfully in the dry breeze, and something like a wave of desert wildfire spread across Kendra’s chest and up her neck to her scalp, making her feel like she might spontaneously combust at any second.

This wasn’t just any Kyle. This was Kyle from high school thirty years ago. This was Red Converse Kyle, the star player on the volleyball team. This was Let’s Study Together Kyle.

This was I’ll Walk You Home Kyle.

This was First Kiss Kyle.

Featured Provider – Joy Keeton, FNP-C

SottoPelle is proud to showcase one of our providers in our “Featured Provider Series.” Joy Keeton, FNP-C practices in Godley, Texas and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since July 2019.

In 2018, Joy Keeton, FNP-C saw a huge need in her hometown of Godley, Texas, so Godley Family Medicine was born. Godley Family Medicine is a primary care clinic with some urgent care services, as well as services such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, weight loss, and aesthetic services. Joy is deeply excited to add Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to her practice, which has already resulted in increased growth, as she resides in a rural town in Texas.

Joy has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Room, Primary Care, House-calls, and still works part time at John Peter Smith Hospital Urgent Care along with her clinic as well as adjunct clinical faculty for The University of Texas at Arlington Family Nurse Practitioner Program.  These practices have earned her the SottoPelle® recommendation and positive patient reviews in the community.

Joy is passionate about helping people become the healthiest and best they can possibly be in disease prevention and health promotion.  Her favorite part of this job is making people feel better about themselves whether that means having more energy and overall feeling better through BHRT, weight loss, dietary modifications, or getting Botox/Xeomin injections.  Her goal is to make people feel good inside and out while promoting health and wellness.  She became a Nurse Practitioner because this job offers her so many opportunities to meet people and have a positive impact in their life. She enjoys providing care through finding and fixing the root cause versus just covering a problem with medication.

We are proud to be associated with Joy Keeton, FNP-C who we have trained to understand the best practices of BHRT.” states CarolAnn Tutera, CEO of SottoPelle®.  “We are thrilled to have Joy Keeton, FNP-C as a Provider of Note who shares our vision of best practices and quality patient care.”

Joy Keeton has the following qualifications:

  • Graduated with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in 2014 and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

To view additional information about Joy Keeton, FNP-C, or to contact the office, please visit Joy Keeton’s  SottoPelle directory listing: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/joy-keeton-fnp-c/

Please see below for Joy Keeton, FNP-C’s office address and social media information:

Joy Keeton, FNP-C
Godley Family Medicine
503 N. Highway 171 Suite C,
Godley, Texas 76044, United States
817-389-2307

See Joy Keeton, FNP-C’s website: https://godleyfamilymedicine.com/Home.html
Visit Joy Keeton FNP-C’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ godleyfamilymedicine/

Featured Provider – Leita Harris, M.D.

Leita Harris, M.D. has been a SottoPelle® Trained Physician since May 2015 and has a thriving practice in Corona and Indian Wells, California. Her continued success treating Menopause, Andropause, and anti-aging has earned her the SottoPelle® recommendation and positive patient reviews in the community.

Leita Harris, M.D. is dedicated to outstanding care and proactive support for the many issues and concerns that arise as we age.

“My passion is to offer women and men options to optimize their health and overall sense of well-being. We are all aging and I like to encourage people to age well! Restoring hormonal balance with pellets has an amazing way of restoring life to those who have unnecessarily, and unknowingly accepted symptoms related to deficiency as the way to live the rest of their lives. It is very rewarding to see lives and relationships change for the better!” states Leita Harris, M.D.

SottoPelle® is proud to be associated with Leita Harris, M.D., who has been trained to understand the best practices of BHRT.” states CarolAnn Tutera, CEO of SottoPelle. “We are thrilled to have Leita Harris, M.D. as a Doctor of Note who shares our vision of best practices and quality patient care.”

Leita Harris, M.D. has the following qualifications:

– Expert gynecologist who has been caring for women since 1990.
– Offers a wide variety of wellness, health and beauty services.
– Caters to men and women struggling with hormonal imbalances.
– Provides remedies for perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms

To view additional information about Dr. Harris, or to contact the office, please visit Dr. Harris’ SottoPelle directory listing: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/leita-harris-md/

You can visit Dr. Harris on her website and social media outlets at:
https://www.nurturingyou.com/
https://www.facebook.com/nurturingyou.drleita/

Featured Provider – Linda Evans, M.D.

Linda Evans, M.D. has been a SottoPelle Trained Physician since September 2008 and has a thriving practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her continued success treating Menopause, Andropause, and anti-aging has earned her the SottoPelle recommendation and positive patient reviews in the community.

Linda Evans, M.D is dedicated to outstanding care and proactive support for the many issues and concerns that arise as we age.

“SottoPelle is dedicated to training doctors like Linda Evans, M.D who practice the highest level of professionalism and patient care,” states CarolAnn Tutera, CEO of SottoPelle. “We are thrilled to have Linda Evans, M.D as a Doctor of Note who shares our vision of best practices and quality patient care.”

Linda Evans, M.D.

Linda Evans, M.D has the following qualifications:

· Board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and fellow in the college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
· Dr. Evans’ practice has grown to include a focus on the care of peri-menopausal and menopausal women.
· Expert in both hormonal and non-hormonal therapies for menopausal health.
· Dr. Evans takes the time to listen to your physical and emotional challenges and will work with you to address them.
· Dr. Evans recognizes that each patient is a totally unique individual and takes pride in providing the highest quality of healthcare possible.
· Professional organizations she is affiliated with that are specific to menopause health:
— International Society for the Study of Women’s Health
— The North American Menopause Society

Dr. Evans resides in Loveland, Ohio, and throughout the years, has volunteered for and served on various medical and community organizations and boards.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, boating, swimming, snow skiing and traveling.

To view more information about Dr. Evans or to contact the office for your BHRT appointment, please see Dr. Evans’ profile on the SottoPelle directory: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/linda-evans-md/

Please see Dr. Evans’ Website and Social Media:

https://premierecenters.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PremiereCenterForHealthAndWellness
https://twitter.com/PremiereCenters

Dr. Evan’s Office and Contant Information:

Linda Evans, M.D
Premiere Center for Health & Wellness
8261 Cornell Road, Suite 610
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
513-985-0950

Testosterone, Andropause and Men’s Health

Testosterone, Andropause and Men’s Health

A man’s testosterone (T) is his most vital hormone. It impacts everything from muscles, brain and sex drive, to blood, arteries, organs and glands. Take it away and his well-being goes with it. That’s why low testosterone (Low T) can be so devastating.

Andropause: Every man begins a gradual drop in hormone production around age 30. He loses approximately one to two percent a year until sometime between 40 and 50 years of age, his T levels fall sharply and signify the beginning of andropause. By age 50, most men have lost over half of their T, which can have a major impact on their health. Lifestyle changes alone aren’t sufficient to address hormonal imbalances. Therefore, it’s important for men to be aware of early symptoms and start checking their hormone levels in their 40’s with a simple blood panel – before Low T strikes.

Symptoms: Fatigue, mood swings, poor mental focus, low stamina, sleep disturbances, memory loss, depression, erectile dysfunction, irritability, decreased sex drive, anxiety, bone loss, high cholesterol, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, belly fat, and decreased sense of well-being. Studies show a link between Low T and cardiovascular risk, insulin resistance, high cholesterol and osteoporosis.

Health Benefits: Enhances energy, well-being, memory, concentration, lean body mass, muscle strength, bone density, metabolism and sexual function. Relieves depression, anxiety and fatigue. Helps maintain a healthy supply of red blood cells, cardiovascular function and a normal lipid profile.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT): There are many different forms of TRT and it’s important to distinguish between the synthetic type found in most traditional hormone replacement therapies (HRT) and natural, plant-based compounds used in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).  Synthetic pills, patches, gels, drops, troches, creams and injections with generic doses often contain harmful chemicals and additives that can pose serious health risks. BHRT uses natural hormones whose molecular structure contains the exact biochemical structure as the human hormone, with no side effects.

The Power of Pellets®: Delivery is key to effective TRT. Studies show that hormone pellets – about the size of a grain of rice and slipped under the skin – provide the most effective delivery system because they are monitored naturally by the body’s own heart rate for 24-7 distribution exactly when needed. This approach can restore the body to its normal physiology. Pellets last on average 5 – 6 months for men.

Dosing: Pellets work best when they are precisely dosed and individualized for each patient’s specific needs. Safe and effective TRT involves: accurate testing and analysis; bioidentical hormones, proper dosage and round the clock delivery to sustain hormone levels. Restoring T to normal, physiologic levels. means customizing the dosage to the individual and monitoring patients on a regular basis.

Beyond Andropause: Parkinson’s & Traumatic Brain Injury: A number of retired NFL players have turned to SottoPelle® for relief from a variety of issues related to brain injuries. New studies show that Low T is related to neurodegenerative conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), concussions, Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s and dementia. Since the sex hormones are also closely related to cognitive and neuromuscular function, positive results are being reported in patients with PD, TBI and PTSD.

SottoPelle® has been diagnosing andropause and treating men with Low T for over 20 years. With founder, Gino Tutera MD, being the inventor of the patented BioCalc® method of pellet dosing, SottoPelle® remains the BHRT global leader. We understand the strain that Low T can put on a man’s energy, drive and quality of life and that your body needs a steady flow of testosterone that it may not always be able to produce by itself. We use only the purest pellets and quality plant-based compounds to deliver the right amount of testosterone your body requires exactly when it needs it. This can keep you going and feeling great! Reclaim your life with SottoPelle® — helping people live longer, stronger and healthier!

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