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“Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”- Bette Davis

Hormone loss is a natural part of the aging process. Production of vital chemical messengers, such as estradiol and testosterone, simply slows down or phases out completely as we get older. Because of this, the body goes through some rather significant changes. To name just a few:

• Loss of muscle tone and mass
• Skin becomes dry and saggy
• Vaginal tissue thins and fails to lubricate
• Erections aren’t as strong or disappear altogether
• Desire for sex diminishes
• Loss of bone mineral density
• Weight gain
• Depression
• Mood swings
• Fatigue
• Foggy thinking and memory problems
• Insomnia
• Heightened risk for dementia, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular and other diseases

It’s obvious that the health consequences of living with hormone depletion are substantial. Frankly, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are many things you can do to positively impact the aging process, but key amongst them is restoring hormonal balance.

The New Age of Medicine

We now live in an age where medical research is leading us beyond the mere treatment of symptoms and exploring the root cause of many medical issues. As part of these efforts, evidence continues to accrue linking hormone deficiencies with a variety of diseases. For example, osteoarthritis1 and Alzheimer’s2 have both been associated with estrogen deficiency. Similarly, testosterone deficiency in men is strongly linked with cardiovascular disease,3 metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.4

Research outcomes such as these have helped shine the light on the importance of proper hormone replacement therapy and its supporting role in lifelong wellness.

Achieving Hormonal Balance

Restoring hormones to youthful levels is essential to sustaining good health. It’s these levels that maintain bone health, cardiovascular health, brain function and support to every system in your body. Using low dose bioidentical hormones that are delivered directly into the blood stream around-the-clock is the optimal way to do that. Likewise, each hormone must be available in correct proportion to other key hormones in order to properly perform its tasks. That’s because hormones are interdependent and work together. Too much or too little of a hormone can impact many critical internal processes. When equilibrium is restored using bioidenticals, you are actually physiologically replacing what is missing. These human identical hormones will communicate perfectly with receptor cells, metabolize properly and perform the tasks the body needs.

Many physicians still prescribe synthetic or conjugated hormones that are not the same as human hormones. They do not have the same molecular structure, receptor affinity, absorption capabilities or other functional traits, and are known to create serious side effects and risks.5 These hormone substitutes can sometimes relieve a symptom or two, but can never help achieve the hormonal balance the body needs to support good health.

Choosing Beneficial Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

When it’s time to consider hormone replacement, chose a physician who is expert in the use of bioidenticals and understands the need for balanced, youthful levels of hormones; one who will offer you individualized treatment based on your unique biochemistry; and whose method is grounded in science, not guesswork.

This is precisely what we do at SottoPelle® and why patients have ranked us Arizona’s #1 hormone replacement therapy for two years in a row. 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 bioidentical 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.

Call Us Today!

Learn more about SottoPelle® at www.sottopelletherapy.com and then give us a call at (877) 473-5538 to schedule a consultation.


1Roman-Blas JA et al. Osteoarthritis associated with estrogen deficiency. Arthritis Res Ther. 2009; 11(5): 241. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2787275/
2 Janicki SC, Schupf N. Hormonal Influences on Cognition and Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. Curr Neurosci Rep. 2010 Sep; 10(5): 359-366. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3058507/
3 Abdulmaged M et al. The Dark Side of Testosterone Deficiency: III. Cardiovascular Disease J Androl 2009;30:477–494. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Farid_Saad2/publication/24254262_The_Dark_Side_of_Testosterone_Deficiency_III_Cardiovascular_Disease/links/00b7d5251152c3dcb9000000/The-Dark-Side-of-Testosterone-Deficiency-III-Cardiovascular-Disease.pdf
4 Muraleedharan V, Jones TH. Testosterone and the metabolic syndrome. Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct; 1(5): 207-223. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3474619/
5 Rossouw JE, Anderson GL, Prentice RL, et al. Risks and benefits of estrogen plus progestin in healthy postmenopausal women: principal results From the Women’s Health Initiative randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2002;288:321-333. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12117397