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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 therapy 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.

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. 

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

Featured Doc – John Molland, MD

SottoPelle® is proud to showcase one of our providers in our “Featured Doc Series.”  John Molland, MD practices in Odessa, Texas and has been a SottoPelle® Trained Provider since October 2018.

Practice Name:
The Women’s Center of the Permian Basin, PA

 

 

“SottoPelle® is a unique method which offers my patients an individualized approach to hormone imbalance and well-being.,” states John Molland, MD, SottoPelle® Trained Physician.

John R. Molland, MD is now offering expanded treatments for:

  • Anti-aging
  • Aesthetics
  • Wellness

Please see Dr. Molland’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/john-r-molland-md-facog/ 

Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrMolland/

Visit his website: https://www.drmolland.com/

 

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It’s Not the Holidays – it’s My Hormones!

Many people are negatively affected by hormonal imbalances. When you add stress to that imbalance, it can often cause chaos on our bodies, mind, and life. Holidays are known to present stress to people for many reasons.  Stress tolerance and how we react to it varies with each person.  Men and women often deal with stress very differently.  It could be concerns on money and holiday spending, or missing lost loved ones, and just overwhelming demands on your energy and time.  Some people who are already hormonally imbalanced will worsen during the holidays and make this time incredibly difficult for themselves and family.

” ‘Stress’ may be defined as any situation which tends to disturb the equilibrium between a living organism and its environment. In day-to-day life there are many stressful situations such as stress of work pressure, examinations, psychosocial stress and physical stresses due to trauma, surgery and various medical disorders.” (1)

Even if you’re not already hormonally imbalanced, undue stress can trigger an issue or imbalance.

“In response to stress, the level of various hormones changes. Reactions to stress are associated with enhanced secretion of a number of hormones including glucocorticoids, catecholamines, growth hormone and prolactin, the effect of which is to increase mobilization of energy sources and adapt the individual to its new circumstance.”(2)

Our body goes into a flight or fight mode with stress. This is not conducive for festive holiday gatherings.

“In a healthy body, once the stress has passed and Cortisol levels decrease, the hypothalamus signals to the pituitary and adrenals to stop hormone production. But this doesn’t happen when chronic stress is involved.  It becomes a loop of continual release of all the stress hormones. The result is dysfunction in the HPA axis (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal).  When levels of these hormones, particularly Cortisol, remain elevated in the body, specific symptoms will begin to occur.” (3)

The response in someone who is not healthy or already has hormonal imbalance due to menopause or andropause may result in my many uncomfortable symptoms.

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

If you have been told that your hormone levels are within a normal range, the following signs may be indicative of a potential hormonal war:

  1.     fatigue
  2.     mood instability
  3.     weight gain
  4.     “foggy brain” or memory loss
  5.     adult acne
  6.     hair loss or excessive facial hair growth
  7.     lower sex drive
  8.     extreme PMS

These symptoms can reduce quality of life and increase chances of secondary healthy concerns if you don’t regain hormonal balance. There are solutions, however, and you don’t have to acquiesce to a lower quality of life. If you suspect that you might suffer from a hormonal imbalance, the first step is to consult with a medical professional.” (4)

Sometimes you find yourself second guessing or making excuses for not feeling as you should. The holidays bring on a lot of pleasure but also stress. If you feel as if you’re not yourself, or you have any of these symptoms, contact us today so we can help get your holiday and life back on track for the new year.

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Sources: 

(1)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3079864/
(2) ibid\
(3) https://www.functionaldiagnosticnutrition.com/8-signs-stress-causing-hormonal-imbalance/\
(4)https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/neuroscience-in-everyday-life/201807/is-hormonal-imbalance-making-you-crazy-moody-or-overweight

Featured Doc – Jeramiah Walker, APRN-CNP

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Jeramiah Walker, APRN-CNP who practices in Newcastle, Oklahoma and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since March 2015.

Tri-City Family Care

Please see Jeramiah Walker, APRN-CNP’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/jeramiah-walker-aprn-cnp/

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Featured Doc – David Sobel, MD, JD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase David Sobel, MD, JD who practices in Englewood, Colorado and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since October 2013.

Urology Associates P.C.
Location:
799 E. Hampden Ave 430,
Englewood, Colorado, United States
Phone Number:
303-653-4622
Fax Number:
303-733-0106

 

Please see David Sobel, MD, JD’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/david-sobel-md-jd/

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Featured Doc – Kristin Black, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Kristin Black, MD who practices in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since November 2014.

New Day Wellness Center
Location:
Phone Number:
704-697-1116
Fax Number:
704-714-5894

 

 

Please see Kristin Black, MD’s profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/kristin-black-md/

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newdaywell

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Featured Doc – Robert Grafton, MD

Weekly we highlight and recognize one of our amazing providers in a “Featured Doc Series.” Today we showcase Robert Grafton, MD who practices Rochester Hills, MI and has been a SottoPelle Trained Provider since September 2010.

PSI Medical Group
555 Barclay Circle|3368 Beltline Ct NE|28345 Beck Road 170|311,
Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States

248-299-6228|616-361-9221|248-869-0020

Please see Dr. Robert Grafton, MD profile on our directory at: https://www.sottopelletherapy.com/doctors/robert-grafton-md/

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