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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Trauma to the brain can often damage the hypothalamic-pituitary system and can severely impair normal hormonal function.

SottoPelle® Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) pellets can help Traumatic Brain Injury patients live a fuller life!

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is usually a result of a forceful impact to the head or body, causing physical damage to the brain. A more severe impact can cause bruising, bleeding and other damage that can create devastating emotional and cognitive problems.

Standard therapies focus on treating the initial trauma and injury to the brain, but tend to ignore the chronic and long-term symptoms of TBI that can arise years after the initial injury. But hormone replacement therapy – or HRT – is proving successful at slowing progress and reducing symptoms of TBI.

Researchers are starting to discover that brain trauma can trigger deficiencies in certain hormones.

There is evidence that replacing these deficient hormones in people with TBI can reduce the functional deficits felt in attention, memory, executive functioning and sleep. Some research also suggests that replenishing hormones in dementia and Alzheimer’s patients may also help to inhibit the progression of these diseases.

If you are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, use our Physician Finder below to find one of the hundreds of SottoPelle® providers across the United States – to see if SottoPelle® Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellets may be an appropriate therapy to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life!

How Hormone Replacement (HRT) Helps Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patients

The hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the brain regulate the production of hormones and hormone factors. A healthy body and brain communicate constantly in order to create a healthy, natural balance of hormones.

Trauma to the brain can often damage the hypothalamic-pituitary system and can severely impair normal hormonal function. It is believed that hypopituitarism -when the pituitary fails to produce normal hormones levels – affects 50% to 76% of TBI sufferers over time.

Growth hormone binds to receptors found in the brain, especially in regions responsible for learning and memory. The sex hormones, specifically, are also closely related to cognitive function and dysfunction. Sex hormones can function directly as neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.

When the body produces insufficient or imbalanced quantities of the hormones necessary for normal functioning due to a TBI, hormone replacement therapy can replace and restore balance to deficient hormone levels. SottoPelle® BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy pellets are the ideal hormone delivery system for TBI patients, because they are time-released, providing consistent hormone replacement 24/7. And, there are no daily pills to remember, no painful weekly injections, and no messy creams or gels to apply.

A single SottoPelle® BHRT pellet insertion can provide improvement in traumatic brain injury symptoms for up to six months. With hundreds of SottoPelle® HRT providers across the United States, you can use our convenient Physician Finder, below, to see if BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy pellets can improve your quality life, too.

SottoPelle® Hormone Replacement TBI Treatment Media Coverage

Offensive lineman Joe DeLamielleure retired from the NFL in 1985 at the age of 34. But years before being named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003, he began showing TBI symptoms. His symptoms included headaches, bursts of anger, and a 68% hearing loss in his left ear, which he attributes to years of right-handed defensive linemen slapping him in the head.

“You turn 50 and suddenly, things change,” he says. “I thought it was depression, but there were other things besides that. High anxiety. I never slept. I lived football, I loved football,” DeLamielleure says. “I look at how I am now and I think, ‘Is this a temporary thing or am I going to end up like Mike Webster?’”


Frustrated with the lack of options within mainstream medicine, DeLamielleure sought help from Dr. Tutera, founder of SottoPelle®. DeLamielleure and two other Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees — Paul Krause and Bobby Bell — had heard that Tutera and his colleagues were having some success treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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