By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2014
Monica Stubblefield, R.N., certified pelleter at BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center.
Do you find yourself irritable and snapping at loved ones for no reason? Are you always tired? Do you have weight in your midsection that you can’t seem to get rid of? According to Dr. James Campbell of BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center, hormone balance is critical to a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Many people exhibit symptoms of imbalanced hormones – depression, irritability, lack of energy, unexplained weight gain, lack of focus and mental clarity, restless sleep, and decrease in libido – yet do not understand why they feel the way the do.
“BA Med Spa offers bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) utilizing the SottoPelle pellet method,” explains Dr. Campbell. “Bio-identical hormones are natural, plant-derived compounds that have the same molecular structure as those made by the human body. The placing of these bio-identical hormone pellets under the skin supplements your body’s needed hormones. In addition to alleviating symptoms of hormonal imbalance, including mood swings, hot flashes and more, BHRT helps reduce one’s risk for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, builds bone density and lean muscle, and allows for greater endurance for exercise.”
Monica Stubblefield, R.N., certified pelleter, adds, “Pellets are more beneficial than other forms of hormone replacement because the hormones are continually released into your system, so you don’t have the roller coaster effect.”
Both men and women lose testosterone as they get older, which is a major cause of these hormonal symptoms. Many women are surprised to learn that hormone decline begins about ten years before other symptoms of perimenopause set in; therefore, BHRT can benefit women as young as in their 20s. “Hormone balancing can help restore quality of life for men and women in a wide range of ages – whether you’re 25 or 75,” says Dr. Campbell. The pellets last three to six months and produce no side effects. You will be in and out of the office in about 30 minutes, and the procedure is completely pain free.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance, Monica encourages everyone to schedule an appointment to get tested and find out what hormones you need. “You don’t have to live with these symptoms. Depression, mood swings, lack of energy, lower sex drive – these can all negatively affect your life a great deal. Many patients feel they have gotten their lives back with hormone replacement therapy. It can improve your quality of life by leaps and bounds.”
Dr. Campbell trained with Dr. Gino Tutera, who developed and refined the SottoPelle system and is a widely recognized leader in the field of bio-identical hormone replacement. Dr. Tutera’s unique treatment method is based on prescribing the right kind of hormone (biologically identical), in the correct amounts (determined through testing and proper analysis of the results), using the right delivery system (pellets).
Thousands of men and women across the country have used SottoPelle hormone therapy to achieve a natural healthy balance of hormones. “BHRT helps the body age in a healthy, natural manner. Patients have told me over and over again that it has completely changed their life for the better,” says Monica.
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Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.