How Parkinson’s changes the body:
When Parkinson’s disease (PD) strikes, it causes the failure and death oaf critical nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. Parkinson’s mainly affects neurons in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. These particular neurons produce dopamine. Dopamine, in turn, communicates with the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination. As PD progresses, dopamine production decreases. This leaves a person unable to control movement in a normal way and this inhibits the ability to exercise and maintain fitness.
Improving Parkinson’s symptoms with hormone replacement.
SottoPelle® hormone replacement – specifically testosterone replacement – aids those with Parkinson’s to exercise. It gives them the motivation, endurance and stamina to make headway in physical fitness, just as it does in those without the disease. SottoPelle® hormone therapy using estradiol pellets increases dopamine production and decreases inflammation in the female brain, as does the testosterone in the male brain.
Parkinson’s patients using SottoPelle® can experience significant improvements in their conditions. Our BHRT isn’t a cure for the disease, but our patients report it helps them manage their symptoms. This enables patients to become more functional with less medication.
Patients often tell us that our BHRT restores their quality of life. Patients prefer SottoPelle® because they don’t experience the rollercoaster ups and downs as with cream and pill hormone based therapies.
Rick James is one of our active patients with Parkinson’s. As an participant in the Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research, Rick saw firsthand the healing power of exercise enabled by hormone therapy when he started with SottoPelle® in 2012. He was drawn to our treatment because of the possibility of improving muscle mass and strength, of boosting his energy levels, and increasing his motivation and mindset. He felt our BHRT had more benefits and advantages than other methods and his hormone treatment, exercise regiment and management of Parkinson’s continues.
SottoPelle® Parkinson’s treatment media coverage
Dr. Tutera’s work with Parkinson’s patients has been recognized by news media outlets across the country; including national radio and print media. Both the local Phoenix ABC affiliate and Fox National News featured Rick’s story in 2013. Click these links to hear him talk about the challenges he has faced in living with Parkinson’s.
“Wow! I feel like a new woman since starting SottoPelle®. If a person like me (diagnosed with PD in 2008) can feel this energetic again – then anyone can! I feel more youthful, alert and alive!”
—Patti Meese, SottoPelle® Parkinson’s patient since 2013; Michael J. Fox Foundation Genetics Ambassador; Parkinson’s Action Network State Director, NC
“SottoPelle is making a significant difference in how I feel every day. It’s an important addition to my Parkinson’s protocol.”
—Brian Baehr, SottoPelle® PD patient since 2013; Founder, Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research, Phoenix, AZ