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Your hormones control almost every body function, from your metabolism to your sex drive. Unfortunately, as you age, your body’s hormone production slows, creating a deficit in your body’s hormonal needs. Bioidentical hormones are custom-made replacement hormones designed to provide the precise hormones your body needs for optimal body function in both men and women.


At Seven at River Prairie, we offer bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based and don’t include any synthetic hormones. The custom-made hormones are provided in subdermal pellets, which slowly and consistently release hormones to address hormonal imbalances and your related symptoms.





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As a woman gets closer to menopause, her ovaries produce less and less of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. While these essential hormones control ovulation, monthly menstrual cycles, and vaginal health, they also do much more.  Estrogen and progesterone also affect the health of a woman’s bones, heart, mental health, and risk of certain cancers.

Replacing these hormones with 100% natural bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) not only alleviates many of the symptoms of menopause but can also decrease a woman’s risk of certain physical and mental illnesses and diseases.

Recent studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy may help prevent bone fractures caused by osteoporosis, lower the chances of dementia, and make some women less likely to experience heart disease or certain cancers.

Signs that indicate a hormonal imbalance include:

  • Mood swings and irritability

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Unexplained weight loss or gain

  • Muscle mass loss

  • Hot flashes and night sweats

  • Sleep disruptions

  • Decreased libido

  • Vaginal atrophy



Most men are aware that normal testosterone levels in men are needed for maintaining healthy libido (sex drive), muscle mass and energy. But research presented at the 2008 annual meeting of The Endocrine Society also revealed that testosterone replacement therapy can help men reduce their risks of heart disease, diabetes, and death.

Customized hormone therapy, like the SottoPelle Method, that is not “one-size-fits all” ensures that the exact, personalized dosages for symptom relief is administered. Additionally, bioidentical hormones, such as those used in the SottoPelle Method exactly replicate the molecular structure of the hormones produced by the body, so they are not only more effective, but also much safer and free of many of the side effects of synthetics.

Signs that indicate a hormonal imbalance in men include:

  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle Weakness

  • Depression

  • Decreased Mental Clarity

  • Memory Problems


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What is hormone replacement therapy?

A decrease or imbalance in the body’s production of hormones can put women and men at risk for a great number of health concerns. Just some of the many problems are associated with hormone imbalance or deficiency include: lack of energy, weight gain (commonly belly fat), decreased libido (sex drive), and painful intercourse, a sluggish thyroid, visibly aging skin, osteoporosis, and much, much more. Hormone replacement therapy involves testing the patient’s blood for deficiencies and then prescribing hormones to replace the missing or declining hormones. This can restore health and vitality in many areas of life.

What is pellet bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources, to replace the body’s missing hormones.  Bioidentical hormones are virtually identical in structure to the human hormones that they are replacing.

At Seven at River Prairie in Altoona, Wisconsin we offer our  bioidentical hormone replacement pellets to both men and women – which are chemically identical to human hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are derived from 100% natural plant or animal sources and are NOT artificially lab-created like many other hormone treatments. Pellets have been used for the treatment of hormonal imbalance since the 1930s and have many unique advantages over other methods of hormone administration. Pellets are tiny cylinders about the size of a grain of rice that is inserted in the fatty area of the upper buttock. This is a very quick, simple, and painless in-office procedure. The incision is so small that there is no need for stitches. There is virtually no downtime and you can return to your daily routine.

How are bioidentical hormone replacement pellets inserted?

Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are inserted in a quick in-office procedure. First, a mild local anesthetic is used to numb the insertion area, typically in the hip or sometimes the lower abdomen. Then the pellet – smaller than a grain of rice – is inserted under the skin. The time-released pellets, and continue to release hormones into the body consistently over time. Eventually, the pellets dissolve and do not have to be removed.

What are the benefits of pellet therapy over creams?

Pellets are “Cardiac Drive”, meaning that they release the hormones into your bloodstream based on your body’s need. This delivery more closely matches the way your body releases hormones than any other method of hormone therapy. This steady delivery of hormone also eliminates the possibility of highs and lows associated with some other delivery methods such as injections. Pellet therapy is a fantastic option for men who are on testosterone replacement.

How long does pellet hormone therapy last?

Pellets last between 3-5 months in women and 5-6 months in men. Eliminating the need for rubbing in daily creams or having weekly injections are some of the benefits that many pellet patients enjoy. Once we have your dose dialed in, you don’t even have to think about your hormones until it is time to replace your pellets! For some, the transference of creams onto others, especially children, is a concern. Pellets eliminate this issue as well.


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