Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormonal imbalances can cause roller coaster like symptoms ranging from weight gain, loss of libido, hot flashes, insomnia, and can even have cognitive effects. Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that travel through the bloodstream to various organs and tissues to fulfill their executive duties. Even minor fluctuations in hormone levels can have significant consequences on your health.

One of the most natural and minimally invasive ways to rebalance hormones is with assistance from natural, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the hormones naturally produced by the body. At Xanadu Med Spa, Dr. Irene Sokolowski provides expert care in managing the unwelcome symptoms associated with aging to meet each patient’s personal goals.

BENEFITS OF BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a practical and efficient hormone therapy option for repairing natural hormone balance. Aging doesn’t have to be unpleasant, and hormonal imbalances are frequently mistaken as mild side effects of aging.

Symptoms may include fatigue, loss of libido, weight gain, insomnia, and mood swings — just to name a few. BHRT has been proven to offer a wealth of benefits to both men and women, with reports of considerable enhancements to overall health and quality of life.
Some of the most noticeable benefits of using bioidentical hormones can include:

  • Better maintenance of muscle mass and strength
  • Enhanced mood, concentration, and memory
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • Increased libido
  • Reduction in hot flashes and vaginal dryness
  • Reduced osteoporosis and restoration of bone strength
  • Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Reduced risk of depression
  • Relief from insomnia
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY IN FORT COLLINS AT XANADU MED SPA

Dr. Sokolowski has no interest in a one-size fits all approach to hormone treatment. She understands that what may work for one person, may not be the best approach for another. The gateway to a healthy lifestyle starts with comprehensive laboratory testing. Diagnostic Lab tests may include blood, urine, and saliva samples to provide an accurate assessment of multiple parameters that affect your health. Upon completion of testing, Dr. Sokolowski will receive a detailed analysis of your hormone levels and other markers of health.

Utilizing Dr. Sokolowski’s expertise, she will create a tailored treatment plan set up to match each patient’s goals and health needs based on lab values, symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, and personal physiology.

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SottoPelle® Bio-identical Hormone Therapy

WHAT IS SOTTOPELLE® BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY?

It is the most convenient and effective method of hormone replacement available. Thoroughly documented and researched in medical journals, the therapy involves the simple and painless insertion of bio-identical hormone pellets under the skin. The hormone pellet implants are low-dose, customized to suit the physiological needs of each individual patient and are approximately the size of a Tic Tac. When blood flows over them they begin to release the correct amount of testosterone and estradiol into the bloodstream. More testosterone and/or estradiol is released into the blood stream whenever the body needs it, for example, during exercise or periods of stress. This delivery method allows your body to recognize the hormones and flourish with them by providing the ability to control the release of the hormone just as it did when the ovaries and testicles were working normally.

SottoPelle was developed by Dr. Gino Tutera, widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of bio-identical hormone therapy and who specializes in the treatment of hormone deficiency. Dr. Tutera developed SottoPelle Hormone Therapy based on the use of subcutaneous pellets – the most effective hormone delivery system available. At Xanadu Med Spa, we have been trained by Dr. Tutera’s office in this therapy and obtain from Dr. Tutera’s company both the same sourcing of the hormone pellets and the tools to customize the therapy to each patient’s hormone needs.

COMMITTED TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE TREATMENTS

You can count on our experienced providers to boost your health through safe and proven therapies. Get quality SottoPelle hormone treatments to relieve you from your health problems. You’ll be surprised to learn that we have minimal office waiting time. Our friendly and courteous staff will deliver personalized services at our clinic. Learn more about SottoPelle therapy.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS PELLET HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY OFFER?

Benefits from our hormone therapies

  • Improvement in energy levels
  • Restored or increased sexual drive
  • Consistency in moods (no more roller coaster effect)
  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Weight improvement – decrease in fat mass, increase in lean muscle mass in both men and women
  • Increase in muscle strength and physical performance
  • Improved cognition – estrogen is used that passes the blood-brain barrier improving thinking, concentration, and prevents dementia

More Uses of this Therapy

  • Relief from hot flashes
  • No increased risk of breast cancer – 20 years of data support
  • Cardio protective – improvement in lipid panels, causes dilation of the blood vessels that feed the heart and no increased risk of blood clots
  • Improvement in bone density – a four-fold increase in bone density over oral estrogen
  • New treatment strategy for Parkinson’s disease
  • Transgender Patients

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I GET HORRIBLE HEADACHES; WILL PELLET HORMONE THERAPY HELP ME?

I get horrible headaches; will pellet hormone therapy help me?

HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED TO COME BACK TO THE OFFICE TO RECEIVE PELLETS?

It depends on the person, but on average from three to four months.

WHAT ABOUT OTHER TYPES OF BIO-IDENTICAL THERAPIES?

Unlike other methods out there, these pellets are placed under the skin. Other forms, including creams, patches, injections, and even miniscule capsules go through the liver and can cause a roller coaster effect. The pellets used in SottoPelle go through the bloodstream, don’t go through the liver and can deliver a constant stream of hormones into your bloodstream twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Not all hormone replacement therapy pellets are created the same either. Some hormone therapy pellets use fillers or more pure ingredients and compounding methods. The physician’s experience and training in diagnosis and pellet insertion procedures can also make a significant difference in the efficacy of your treatment. Years of research went into developing our SottoPelle method. In the end, it was uniquely formulated to work with your body’s chemistry to support individual hormonal balance and optimum health. SottoPelle only uses the right kind of natural hormone (biologically identical), using the proper delivery system (quality pellets placed under the skin), in the proper amounts (through accurate testing, analysis and individualized to your hormonal needs) that will work for three to six months, and for some, even longer!

WHY DOESN’T MY DOCTOR SUGGEST NATURAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY AS AN OPTION?

The great majority of physician training is on synthetic hormones. More than likely they were never trained on the use of biologically identical hormone therapies.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THE HORMONES TO GET INTO MY SYSTEM AND WORK?

Most females report that they begin to experience improvement within several days of receiving their pellets. Testosterone pellets for men may take two weeks to express their benefits.

AS A WOMAN, DO I STILL NEED ESTROGEN IN MY HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?

Estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman to protect her against heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s. Synthetic estrogen taken orally does not offer the universal benefits or the same benefits as being on bio identical estrogen.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OR COMPLICATIONS?

Side effects in both men and women are rare. In women, transient breast tenderness lasting 7-10 days may occur with the first insertion, but rarely with repeat treatments. Acne and hair loss are rare occurrences from testosterone replacement therapy. The growth of facial hair is also rare and occurs no more frequently than what happens in postmenopausal women on no hormones. In men, the side effects are also rare, but may include decreased sperm count, decreased testicular mass and possible prostate enlargement. It should be noted that these side effects occur much more frequently with the use of synthetic hormone replacement therapies.

WHAT IF MY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN OR MY GYNECOLOGIST SAYS THAT THERE IS ‘NO DATA’ TO SUPPORT THE USE OF PELLET IMPLANTS? AND IS IT SAFE?

It’s up to you to do your research and make an informed decision. Pellet therapy has been in use since 1935 Europe and the 1950’s in the United States, and there is plenty of evidence to support the long-term safety and benefits of hormone therapy using pellet implants. Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is currently being administered safely to women and men in five continents, and has been studied for over 80 years, not only to determine safety and efficacy, but to study its role in the prevention of diseases, such as breast cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s dementia, Type 2 diabetes and many others.

Please call our office today at 970-482-1889 to schedule your SottoPelle therapy consultation.

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HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR WOMEN

WHAT ARE BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES?

Bio-identical hormones are plant-based compounds specifically formulated to match the molecular structure of human hormones. Synthetics, however, are engineered not to match in order to be patented.

Xanadu Med Spa uses a pellet based method. The pellets are compounded according to the highest industry standards, using the best quality botanical ingredients available. They are specifically formulated to replicate human hormones. When the body is in need of estrogen or testosterone, these tiny implants placed under the skin consistently release small physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy.

Why are pellets the best?

The pellets used for hormone therapy are small – only a bit larger than a grain of rice – and are made to be inserted quickly and painlessly under the skin. Once in place it delivers a steady, natural dose of hormones directly to wherever the hormones are needed. They are crafted according to the highest industry pharmaceutical standards and are chemically identical to the human hormones they are replacing. They work for 3-6 months and you won’t have to remember to take a pill or apply a cream.

Many patients who have been on creams, pills and patches discover that their hormone treatment can create side effects over time. Non-pellet methods provide an irregular dosing amount, which produces a roller coaster-like effect in the body.

Over time, extra hormones that are stored in the body can spill back into your system and cause a progressive overdosing. This can cause a cascade of imbalances that you were trying to treat in the first place!

Pellets deliver a steady and measured dose of the hormones your body needs, only as it needs them.

If you are interested in learning more about pellet hormone therapy in Fort Collins, Xanadu is a resource to keep on hand.

Symptoms of Menopause & related hormonal issues

Menopause is the end of the female reproductive cycle and is commonly diagnosed when a woman has not had her period for 12 months. The average age for the onset of Menopause is 51 but can also happen in as early as your late 30’s. The precise method of determining if a woman is in Menopause is to measure the amount of follicle stimulating hormone levels in the blood.

Leading up to Menopause, the ovaries produce fewer hormones, which cause a variety of changes in a woman’s body. Surgical removal of the ovaries and other medical conditions and treatments can also induce Menopause. The fluctuations in the hormones estrogen, testosterone and progesterone can cause your periods to become irregular and sometimes heavy. Other symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, brain fog and headaches can soon follow.

• Weight Gain
• Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
• Mood Swings
• Depression
• Low Libido
• Insomnia
• Fatigue
• Memory Loss
• Fibroids
• Endometriosis
• Premenstrual symptoms
• Vaginal Dryness

What Hormone Therapy can do for you

OUR PATIENTS REPORT FEELING FANTASTIC AGAIN! SOME OF THE BENEFITS INCLUDE:
• Restored or increased sexual desire
• Consistency in moods
• Relief from anxiety and depression
• Increased mental clarity, focus and memory
• Reduced body fat & improved muscle mass
• Improved energy and restorative sleep

Please call our office today at 970-482-1889 to schedule your SottoPelle therapy consultation.

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HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MEN

MEN NEED HORMONES, TOO

When you hear the phrase “hormone replacement therapy,” you probably think we’re talking about menopausal women. But men need hormones too. Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormones production as he ages.

Testosterone is the central to a man’s well-being. Without it, fatigue, anxiety, depression, loss of mental clarity and libido occur. Furthermore, a deficiency in testosterone may lead to prostate problems, poor sexual performance, loss of muscle tone and mass and the potential to develop osteoporosis.

Every man experiences a gradual decline in hormone production as he gets older. Beginning at age 30, his body starts to manufacture less and less testosterone, losing roughly one to three percent per year. Then, sometime between 40 and 55, testosterone levels drop dramatically and signal the onset of Andropause, or Low Testosterone, the medical term for the male equivalent of menopause.

What are bio-identical hormones?

Bio-identical hormones are plant-based compounds specifically formulated to match the molecular structure of human hormones. Synthetics, however, are engineered not to match in order to be patented.

Xanadu Med Spa uses a pellet based method. The pellets are compounded according to the highest industry standards, using the best quality botanical ingredients available. They are specifically formulated to replicate human hormones. When the body is in need of estrogen or testosterone, these tiny implants placed under the skin consistently release small physiologic doses of hormones providing optimal therapy.

WHY IS IT BEST?

The pellets used for hormone therapy are small – only a bit larger than a grain of rice – and are made to be inserted quickly and painlessly under the skin. Once in place it delivers a steady, natural dose of hormones directly to wherever the hormones are needed. They are crafted according to the highest industry pharmaceutical standards and are chemically identical to the human hormones they are replacing. They work for 6-9 months and you won’t have to remember to take a pill or apply a cream.

Many patients who have been on creams, pills and patches discover that their hormone treatment can create side effects over time. Non-pellet methods provide an irregular dosing amount, which produces a roller coaster-like effect in the body.

Over time, extra hormones that are stored in the body can spill back into your system and cause a progressive overdosing. This can cause a cascade of imbalances that you were trying to treat in the first place!

Pellets deliver a steady and measured dose of the hormones your body needs, only as it needs them.

What Hormone Therapy can do for you

OUR PATIENTS REPORT FEELING FANTASTIC AGAIN! SOME OF THE BENEFITS INCLUDE:
• Enhancement of libido and/or increased sexual drive
• An increase in lean body mass and decrease in body fat
• An increase in muscle weight, size and strength
• Greater capacity for getting in shape
• Reduced fatigue & increased energy levels
• Consistency in moods – reduction in feelings of anger, nervousness and irritability
• Increased mental focus, clarity and concentration

Symptoms of Male Hormone Imbalance

Many of the symptoms of male hormonal imbalances come on very gradually. You may not notice them at first, but as more symptoms appear and become worse over time, they do become apparent.

People often mistake the symptoms of imbalanced hormones in men with signs of aging. The good news is that these hormone losses and imbalances are easily correctable. And through proper treatment, these symptoms will often disappear and bring about a healthier, younger you. Xanadu Med Spa can help balance your hormones safely and effectively using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

• Erectile dysfunction
• Low libido
• Night sweats or hot flashes
• Mood swings or irritability
• Muscle loss or weakness
• Depression or anxiety
• Increased body fat
• Hair loss
• Fatigue or lack of energy
• Memory loss
• Sleep apnea or insomnia

If you are researching testosterone replacement therapy or the like and would like a professional consultant to help guide your decision-making process, please call our office today at 970-482-1889 to schedule your SottoPelle therapy consultation.

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