When the symptoms of perimenopause start to show up, many women are lost as to what to do. They just want relief. Unfortunately, the information on hormone replacement therapy can be confusing and often scary.
That’s what one woman found when she began her own journey into the menopausal years.
I was in my mid-forties when I started gaining weight. Then sleep issues and depression crept in. That prompted me to begin exercising more regularly, which helped somewhat with sleep, but didn’t do much for my gloominess or ever-growing waistline. Working out just didn’t seem to make a difference. Even so, I really didn’t think much of it. My life was in flux at the time and I didn’t have a history of depression, so I figured it was a temporary thing. Also, I was still having regular periods and wasn’t relating my issues to menopause.
Over the next few years my symptoms increased. I gained even more weight and began having hot flashes and night sweats. My sleep patterns got worse, which made my brain turn to mush during the day. Job stress and a daughter in the throes of teenage rebellion didn’t help either. I felt miserable.
When my sex drive finally tanked, I started reading everything I could lay my hands on about menopause. I didn’t intend to live the rest of my life feeling this bad!
I’ve always been into a natural approach to health care, so pharmaceutical hormones were immediately out. Instead, I saw a well-known gynecologist who practiced integrated medicine. She suggested I start taking her proprietary herbal formula that was supposed to be great for relieving symptoms. After almost a year of taking this, combined with progesterone creams, I wasn’t feeling any better.
I had by then read books by Christiane Northrup, Suzanne Somers and others who talked about remarkable results using bioidentical hormones and nutritional supplementation. My next move was to see a naturopath. Unfortunately, this highly-recommended doctor wasn’t very well versed in hormone replacement. We experimented for a couple of years with oral compounds. I ended up taking a combination estrogen formula in varying doses along with a small amount of progesterone to protect my uterus from cancer. Nothing shifted. I still felt wretched.
About that time a couple of my friends started going to SottoPelle® for pellet implant therapy. They ranted about how great they felt and encouraged me to go to one of Dr. Gino Tutera’s information seminars. I went and was very excited about the science behind his method of bioidentical hormone therapy. There were actually studies showing that this treatment was both safe and effective. I admit I was hesitant about pellet implantation, but after reading Dr. Tutera’s book, I decided I would try it for a year. If it didn’t do anything for me, I’d quit.
About 2 weeks after my first pellet implants (low dose estradiol and testosterone) I woke up one morning and couldn’t believe how I felt. I can only describe it as “evenness.” The dark cloud of living with hormone imbalance had disappeared. In fact, I felt completely normal—like my old self. Life changed forever for me at that point.
I’ve been using SottoPelle therapy now for 11 years and still feel like a million bucks. I combined this therapy with a healthier lifestyle and can honestly say it’s the best health investment I ever made.
At 69, I take bioidentical thyroid and micronized progesterone along with my SottoPelle therapy and that’s it. No cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure meds. My EKG, checkups and blood labs are exemplary. I feel so lucky to have found SottoPelle® and plan to take it for the rest of my days.
Thank you SottoPelle and Dr. Tutera for giving me my life back. I can’t imagine it without you!
This is just one SottoPelle® patient’s story, but it isn’t unusual. We’ve treated thousands of men and women over the years who regularly express the same level of gratitude. We never cease to be humbled by it.
In the end, no one should have to suffer with hormone loss as they age. Restoring hormonal balance is no different than using a pair of glasses to correct your eyesight or wearing hearing aids to improve hearing. Aging is inevitable—suffering is not.
The SottoPelle® Method
SottoPelle’s proprietary method allows us to tailor your hormone therapy according to your unique needs. Our goal is to provide hormonal balance—something other methods or even other pellet therapies cannot deliver.
SottoPelle® employs a proprietary bioidentical pellet implant method that sends a steady, low dose of hormone directly into the blood stream. Precisely dosed hormones are delivered around-the-clock, seven days a week for up to six months. The body recognizes and can work with this type of delivery method. In fact, it is the only system that allows more hormone to be delivered when the body needs it.
You will find that our SottoPelle® method is not only more convenient and better attuned to the way your body works naturally, but it is also far more cost-effective than other hormone treatments.
SottoPelle® BHRT Pellet Experts
SottoPelle® has specialized in bioidentical hormone replacement using the pellet method longer than most. Our founder, Dr. Gino Tutera, developed the proprietary method 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 for two years in a row.
Call Us Today!
Consulting with an expert in SottoPelle’s science-based BHRT can go a long way in creating a healthier future for you. Discover what our remarkably simple, hassle-free method can do for you.
Learn more about SottoPelle® at www.sottopelletherapy.com and then give us a call at (877) 473-5538 to schedule a consultation.