Women’s Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Most of our female patients come looking for relief for symptoms of menopause and perimenopause: hot flashes, night sweats, feelings of anxiety or depression, loss of libido, or just feeling fuzzy, tired and “off.” They may also start gaining weight they can’t lose, experience hair loss, or get headaches. But research indicates that hormone replacement also offers protection against heart and artery disease, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline during aging.
Menopause is defined as not having a period for 12 months, but the time leading up to it, perimenopause, usually begins in the late 30s or 40s. This is when hormone levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone begin to fluctuate and drop off. While you may still be having regular periods, some of the other symptoms mentioned above can begin to occur. These symptoms may be only bothersome to some women, but for others they can be very difficult to live with.
The great news is that Hormone Replacement Therapy for women is changing women’s lives! Are You Ready for a New Beginning? Schedule an appointment for hormone testing at one of our three Phoenix area offices – in Scottsdale, Glendale or Chandler – and start living your best life today!
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Hormone Replacement Therapy is Changing Women’s Lives
Research indicates that, besides heart and artery protection, as well as protection against broken bones, estrogen protects against cognitive decline during aging and perhaps even against Alzheimer’s disease. The most common reason as to why women are at higher risk for developing osteoporosis or Alzheimer’s is their reduced estrogen production after menopause. It’s likewise important to note that, on the reverse side, epidemiological research has linked hormone replacement with a decline in the risk of developing these serious diseases.
If you were diagnosed with an iron deficiency, you would take supplements to correct the problem. In the same way, hormone replacement therapy replenishes a vital resource that your body needs to function at its best. While pills, patches or creams of synthetic hormones may be prescribed by your doctor, the hormones in these products are different from the ones produced by your body, and the delivery method results in wide fluctuations in hormone levels throughout the day.
With bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy, the hormones we use are biologically identical to the ones produced by the human body. Your body metabolizes them in exactly the same way, and pellet implant delivers the right amount into the bloodstream as you need it, around the clock.
Pellet therapy for hormone replacement has been around for over 70 years and is the safest, most effective form of hormone replacement therapy available. The pellets are compounded in custom dosages to meet each patient’s needs, and the tiny implants (about the size of a grain of rice) are inserted under the skin. A single quick insertion lasts for three to six months – so there are no daily pills to remember, and no messy creams or patches to apply!
The pellet delivery system allows for a consistent, gradual release of a physiologic dose of hormone, with no roller coaster effect. It’s what your body needs, in the right amount, exactly when you need it!
Our patients consistently tell us how much bioidentical hormone replacement has changed their lives, made them feel like themselves again and helped them get the most out of this stage of their lives.
SOTTOPELLE® METHOD HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Did you know that hormone replacement using pellet implants has been around for more than 70 years? In fact, scientists have published positive research on the benefits of this therapy in authoritative international journals for decades.
Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy was originally developed in Europe during the 1930s. It proved an excellent treatment for hormone deficiencies, especially in menopause. The highly-respected pioneer of endocrinology, Dr. Robert B. Greenblatt, learned about this method and introduced it to his U.S. colleagues in 1939.
Dr. Gino Tutera, MD, FACOG was internationally recognized as a pioneer and the foremost leader in the field of bio-identical hormone pellet therapy. For more than 40 years he was a board certified OBGYN, performing his own research, testing, and analysis in the field of hormone replacement – developing SottoPelle® Hormone Therapy. This remarkable method of natural hormone replacement is based on his proprietary bio-identical pellet hormone delivery system. Many research studies now bear out what Dr. Tutera discovered years ago – that hormone balance is inextricably entwined with health and healing of the mind, body and spirit.
Today, practitioners across the globe use SottoPelle® Hormone Therapy to restore hormonal balance in men and women of all ages, because it is natural, safe, convenient and effective. Using hormone pellet therapy we can tailor your hormone replacement according to your specific needs – something other methods will never deliver. This remarkably simple, hassle-free therapy can return you to the balance and vitality of healthy hormone levels. It can give you back your life – naturally.