What Is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
Traumatic brain injury occurs when the head collides with something forcefully. This can happen in falls, in violent events like gunshot wounds or physical abuse, in motor vehicle accidents, in contact sports and in military combat. In fact, TBI has been called the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Recently, the NFL has received a lot of media attention due to its legal battle in the class-action concussion case.
How Many People Suffer From TBI and What Are the Symptoms?
Traumatic Brain Injury is diagnosed in approximately 1.7 million individuals annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most commonly reported traumatic brain injuries are concussions, which are considered mild.
Disorders and symptoms frequently linked with TBI include: cognitive impairments, behavioral and emotional instabilities, and physical symptoms such as headache, dizziness, vision problems, and mobility issues. Issues range from anxiety, depression, mood swings, angry outbursts, memory loss, lack of concentration, learning difficulties, and insomnia, to a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, loss of libido, obesity, diabetes, loss of lean body mass, muscular weakness and others.
What Do Hormones Have to Do With TBI?
Scientists now know that TBI often damages the endocrine system, causing hormone deficiencies. Injury to the hypothalamus, located in the brain, triggers dysfunction of the pituitary gland, which, in turn, disrupts the production of adequate levels of endocrine hormones. From the list of TBI symptoms, it’s easy to see how they correlate with the symptoms of hormone deficiency. A great deal of new research is now directed at TBI and the serious, long term consequences. Some studies have shown that the hypothalamus and pituitary may never completely recover from injury.
SottoPelle® Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients
Most hormone replacement therapies do not provide meaningful improvements or recovery for traumatic brain injury patients. This is primarily because they cannot to deliver hormones around the clock into the blood stream. The hormonal peaks and valleys of many methods do nothing to balance hormones and are typically accompanied by recurring symptoms. That isn’t the way the body is meant to work. When hormone deficiencies are restored to beneficial levels, as they are with SottoPelle® BHRT, significant progress can be made.
Our proprietary SottoPelle® method uses low dose bioidentical hormones that exactly match human hormones. They are slowly released into the blood stream for months at a time. The pellet delivery system we utilize works in a way the body recognizes. Bioidentical hormones bind and communicate perfectly to appropriate receptors within the cells. This is vital to the proper functioning of organs, tissues and cells throughout the entire body.
When properly administered, bioidentical pellet therapy is scientifically proven to be the safest and most effective method of BHRT available. Since TBI patients will need to be on hormone replacement therapy for the rest of their lives, it only makes sense to choose a therapy that supports health rather than putting it at further risk. And because we are leaders in the field of BHRT, SottoPelle® is the perfect choice for treating TBI hormonal deficiencies.