Welcome to meet the professionals news radio WOR dees weekly program devoted to upstate business I'm Fred Sanders. And my guest today is done Barrett from -- life MD. Welcome Don and that -- who and are what is at what life MD. Thanks for -- good good to be here this afternoon. And -- -- -- -- worry hormone replacement therapy clinic and -- about you this kind of a mouthful from research to be careful how -- say that that but it where hormone replacement therapy clinic. And or where medical facility where medical clinic what we do is a very simple medical procedure. There's a lot of folks around that do it these days and you see a lot of advertising. Seems to like lately UCL a an awful lot of advertising about alone T. Well that's a harmonious testosterone is what they're talking about. And -- -- trying to sell you a pill or a pasture. An unarmed deodorant it's also got testosterone and understand them like that. And we do what's called -- therapy. It's a medical procedure. It's relatively painless it to takes about fiber to -- do the procedure and you're good for about ninety days. And it helps you gave you were. It helps you get your life back to be perfectly candid about it you know is his life rolls along. We lose certain things. Our sights on -- good used to be so we put glasses on and in life our our body produces a lot of different hormones two hormones are usually pretty familiar with as estrogen for women and testosterone for guys. And interestingly enough a lot of we will realize this but your body produces a lot less of them each year after about age 35 or forty. And so what we do is we're able to take a a natural hormone that is an exact match for what your body answers -- short term a lot of people use discount another mouthful as a bio identical hormone replacement therapy and in the bio identical just another way of saying. -- natural. We actually go sweet potatoes and we get the idea of the hormones -- -- -- betrayed -- -- we compound them down and we can we give them back to you. And this allows your body to kind of get revived it's almost literally like turn the clock back about twenty years. So I kind of told you all that tell you this were hormone replacement therapy clinic and we changed lives. By helping you feel younger again by helping you feel better game by helping you beat the symptoms that we tend to think of his old -- symptoms so dot. How would a person no if they have low hormones. -- us. And I'm not being flippant but is kind of like I you know you have a headache your head hurts. And and so. I'm with women it tends to be somewhere in their early forties is a general rule -- start having a hot -- and -- and the ladies that we deal with -- the first army have a -- -- you know you never won enough what and so if you're having hot flashes and that's a good -- if you're have a night sweats. That's Connolly -- pledges that night and and and that's a good symptom. And we talk about even faulty thinking. We talk about. Weight gain comes with a -- your body you get slacking and certain hormone that creates another problem. And your body sends out a message here through hormone called cortisol and it says we're not sure what's going on here but we think we might be in -- -- let's. Let's put on some fat for the winner guest. And and and that's all calls because your other hormones are -- So we do a lot of testing. We do blood testing to make sure that we know exactly what your levels are where they are and then we work against. We work against the symptoms but don't give -- some common symptoms. Very very very dry -- really common. Depression anxiety. If if your body doesn't have all the the hormones that it means your brain literally search playing tricks on -- And you can get into some serious depression and you can get into some serious anxiety all just because your hormones are -- I'm not sleeping good and I know my wife always says -- when she went through menopause that's that's how we got. To understanding. Hormone replacement therapy. But when she got to having. The symptoms. She should just say I'm tired of the entire. You know she would sleep for hours but she never got any rare instrument and so if you're tired of -- in tired. Let's check your hormones out fatigue insomnia just not being able to sleep is another one. Anxiety joint pain. I personally was having so much hip pain and before I got involved. Hormone replacement therapy. That I -- war with a limp every afternoon -- by the by the time the day was done. And now I have zero pain at all and that hip sex drive is another one and a low libido. And not having an interest -- not having the ability. Those are those are serious problems and believe it or not -- hormone driven and we can take care of that. And a lot of folks talk to us about migraines. And and more -- muscle pain and so on. Low hormones will drive all of these problems and create all of these symptoms. And the good news is when we put the hormones back when we do this 100% natural hormone replacement. Therapy when we get you back up to where you used to be you'll feel like he used to field. We like to say we turn the clock back about twenty years four and I don't care whether you're sixty your horror or eighty. You know turn the -- -- your seems like a pretty good deal about that point -- of this it is physician supervised -- -- cancel that's a great point and I'm really glad -- you mentioned that we have a wonderful doctor name is doctor Nancy -- just third generation doctor she says she's she's she's a great doctor she's caring and she sees every -- we do -- -- -- -- procedure we do we have a great nurse practitioner in our room in our office. She's a board certified family nurse practitioner which is another mouthful but it's really rare to find -- board certified -- nurse practitioner. And she signs off on every chart that we do. We have a registered nurse today as the procedures we have average for Obama's a -- of blood draws and again. Or what should understand is if you if you go to the health food store. And you pick something off the shelf your guess. Use your guess and what's in that bottle and you're guessing what your levels are. If you don't know how low we are how do you know how much take to fix it. And for a guy that's 200 pounds it's a world -- direct and woman that's a hundred pounds. So and I can tell you personally when when when we when my wife and I went through her -- with menopause. We we bought every book you could buy we read every article you could -- we we tore -- the Internet trying to get the answer. Because we're baby boomers and and we thought to as as we were told we were kids they'll be -- for everything before world people and so we were looking for that magic bullet we were looking for that magic pill. And quite frankly he just doesn't exist I've still got. So got to medicine chest full of black co caution all the other stuff you buy at the health food store exposed to help. And it just doesn't and there's a reason why we maybe can talk about that later. -- if you would briefly take me through what happens the first time. Let's say I walk into your office we don't -- Recognizing that you have a problem in figuring out what the problem is is kind of the beginning of the beginning -- -- -- so what we want to do you wanna make sure you feel comfortable. Yes we are medical clinic. But it's not like going to the dark when you can see is it's really more like a console with an old friend. We want to give us a call -- our number's 855. And then -- we try to make it easier membership is just type out the letters need HRT so it's 855. Yen. EE DH RT we're try to make that he's remembered for if you give us a call during business hours we're gonna answer the phone right there in the office. And you can get right through to talk to somebody that'll answer your questions over the phone. If you call after hours we have a call sent out a elections speak to two people that. Are from right here in South Carolina -- not -- to somebody oversees about your information but you can call and they can schedule what time for you to come in and CS or for -- to call you back. Or you can leave us a note but it -- 24 hours day seven days a week that number is live -- -- 855. Need HRT. -- the second step is you come to the office. We sit down we do have a few -- -- fill -- shall we can -- -- medical history because we wanna know what's going on with your body we want kind of -- know how you got here. And and for somebody that's 35 it's different -- somebody -- maybe 55. But we wanna know what's going -- with -- we sit down and we talked to -- we go -- we call a console and by the -- the console has always free with -- we never charge an office -- we never charge any money to come -- and council. And we will sit down and go through your medical history with you. We'll tell you about the process we'll tell you about the product that the natural hormones. I will tell you why what we have will or won't work for your symptoms. And -- I have to tell you there are a lot of folks that come along and we say we're enough for you you either don't need just yet. Or you have some other health issues it's really. Driving your symptoms more than your hormones are and we'll send you back year endocrinologist -- your general practitioner or whoever it is. We're we're not here to sell you stuff as much as we're here to help you get help with your symptoms. Once that's done and and it looks like we're good fit for you and -- good fit for us we'll walk you back to our registered Obama's. And Shula stick your arm and take a little blood we send them blood off. To an independent test -- And you'll get your blood work back in a couple of days and we'll call you give you all of your levels and then we'll talk a little more about this after the break. We will take a short break here and then we'll be right back with Don Barrett from -- life MD. Again you can reach done at 855 need HRT. That's 855. In the ED HRT or visit. Balanced again dot com will be right back. Welcome back to meet the professionals with -- guest Don Barrett from -- life MD again you can reach -- like him. At 855. Need HRT or online -- balanced again dot com now Don you were talking about the process -- fight for finding out. Whether in you -- hormone. Place that's right and again what I what should understand too. Our clinic is a medical facility but we try to make it as friendly and and literally as painless as we can you come in you do quick console with us about takes about twenty minutes you'll probably be talking with one of our folks whose actually on the therapy. And -- so you can ask them questions and they can tell you exactly what it feels like. So we were gonna do the console. We're gonna do blood draw we're going to send the blow off for an independent just and we're gonna find out exactly what your levels are. And there -- tell you those levels are gonna tell you what levels it would take to get you to so you feel better. Because here's what happens. When that testosterone and that estrogen DK is away over time and it does your your body's ability to produce it declines about 4% every year. So when you think you know I I sure felt better five years ago. Yeah you did and that was probably about 20% of your testosterone ago. Or 220% of your estrogen ago so it's it's important that we that we that we get those levels back up and that we understand is just a natural process. We get in for the console we do the blood work we go over the values with -- we identify the symptoms. And then we put together care plan for you based on giving you these hormones. -- hormone process is very simple we take out. A little -- about the size for grain of rice. And we put the hormones in those -- and then the palettes are given -- and and and once you get those -- for guys it's about two weeks and also you start feeling great and symptoms start going away for ladies is probably three or four weeks. Because your your metabolism a little slower than the guys so it takes ladies just a little bit longer. But all the sudden you get up some morning and the symptoms are gone you slept great. Your libido is back. And your skins not as this flaky and dry as it used to be a your clay. -- of thought is back your brain Jewish functioning better. Maybe the migraines headaches are going away so. The symptoms start going away and once we get you leveled out and we know where what it takes how much -- takes to get the symptoms go away. We test you again we find out what that level lives and from then on our goal is to keep you. Nice and level take off that roller coaster take off that emotional. The Crying Game engine and the mood swings in the yelling and screaming and hollering in the hot flashes and all the other stuff the comes along with a as to take you off of that and get you back year old -- that your love and life begin and you've got your life back. -- you talked about low hormone levels causing weight gain. Does this cause weight loss. Well you know it's funny it it doesn't actually cause weight loss the hormone replacement therapy doesn't -- we've lost but what happens is. When there is testosterone present in your body. There there's a lot less cortisol. And the court results the bad -- the cortisol is is what causes your body to say let's source from fat because we think bad things are common. Winners dumber wherever whatever that in Ohio genetically whatever was it that causes that. So when we get the testosterone at the court is all drops in your energy picks up. Com and your in your thinking is clear and so and so all the sudden you're not storing fat. Your metabolism is faster you've got energy so guess what. You go for a walk you get off the couch you'd you don't you don't eat as much because you're not trying to store fat. And what we find this. Even though we don't really talk about this is a weight loss program. My wife lost 35 pounds. I I can kind of take the other approach I just eat everything I want and don't put on -- with this for so we kind of enjoy both sides of this equation. But we don't think of his weight loss but most folks do lose weight -- on the hormone replacement therapy isn't expensive. You know it's not free. I wish it was I wish your insurance company covered it. I -- Medicare covered it. Who would you know life would be a whole lot happier if everybody we greeted liberty didn't have. Always hot flash symptoms and and a night sweats and and grumpy grouchy and and and all that other stuff. And and I wish it did cover but. Unfortunately most. Most insurance carriers and and Medicare is on they don't cover it. But some of the insurance carriers will pay you back a portion of it. And we'll give you the coach will tell you exactly how to file. And and work with you through that. So that you may get some of the money back for your church it works out quite frankly to five or six hours a day. And that's a trip to Starbucks basically and and and this therapy is a whole lot more help before the trip to Starbucks. Now. It's HR team really better than the patches and pills and that creams that we hear about the outlook let me -- and and this may sound like -- odd thing but let me let me ask your question. If you -- cheeseburger today and I testing your blood tomorrow. Would we find cheeseburger or would we find all of the components cheeseburger probably not -- that chart we wouldn't find cheese -- And as so what are trying to get at here is if you take a pill that's got testosterone -- -- or or or you know other medicine and it. It goes to your stomach your stomach is got a lot of acid in and your stomachs job is to break everything down into its components. Keep the good stuff. And and then loaded and get absorbed into the wall of of the stuff make. And that goes off your liver and your liberals are really good job of filtering everything out and by the time that cheeseburger gets out your bloodstream and a lot. That look like cheeseburger I can't tell the -- cheaper now -- I might -- clinical stroke all and I'm gonna find some sugars and some -- and I'm gonna find a -- of those other things but your body if he goes into your mouth your body's job is to break it down into its components and use those. So unfortunately when you put too when you put testosterone in your mouth it doesn't hit your system is just -- -- your sister is something else. In what your body needs as testosterone so if you're gone if you -- -- -- around thinking you're gonna take a pill it's really gonna do anything for you. I got news for I see the blood tests all day long. Doesn't work pills and patches are the same way. -- know your scale whose job is really straightforward is to keep your charge in on the outside now. And so if you slap something on your arm. By the time it gets through your skin odds are pretty good all of. And -- irritate your skin. And your skin has defended it and kind and combined and changed it so the when he goes and gets in your bloodstream it's something else for example. If you put testosterone cream on your skin. What what happens is. It your skin actually converts it into a compound called DH EK. Now the good news is your body is OK with getting that DH DA the DH GA -- body differently than testosterone that your body. So the way to get it into your body. Is the way we do that is through what's called -- therapy we put the testosterone in the little pellets about the size -- grain rice we introduce those into a layer of fat in your body. And when it's in that layer of fat it's nice and safe there. It dissolve slowly over time and you get a nice level dose every day in over a couple of weeks your level comes up and all the sudden you're sleeping great hot flashes go away your mind is clear the mood swings are drawn. -- your libido comes back nice and strong you know. He literally wake up 1 morning -- -- it's back. Now is the bio identical a big deal. By identical which future let me tell you why. Every doctor will tell you -- scared of hormones. What they're scared of is synthetic hormones and yet it's what doctors prescribe all day every day and I'm not -- and doctors god bless and for what they do but here's what I here's what we are concerned about. They lump all hormones into the same category. And synthetic hormones have clearly been shown to have links to cancer. You ask any doctor about synthetic estrogen and days -- they get really concerned breast cancer uterine cancer ovarian cancer lots of female cancers in synthetic hormones. Testosterone makes some makes the guys that makes the doctors a little bit nervous. For guys. Because there was a test -- many many many many many years ago that was a synthetic testosterone. Which seemed. Aggravate some prostate problems. What we know is this there's never ever been a study done. That in any way linked natural hormones. With any form of cancer not -- think about this judgment of the socialists go there. Your body was already producing these natural hormones. In great levels when we were younger and all we're doing is taken the exact same molecules putting it back in your body and raising your levels back up so. It's not like we're dealing with a synthetic hormone that's an almost matched your body tries to reject every almost match. But it wants to accept every identical match give a good example if you know god forbid you needed a blood transfusion this afternoon as long as I put human blood. Of the right type back in your body you get healthy again it helps you. On the other hand if I try to put the wrong type of blood or tried to put some other species blood and you can carry. Well the same thing sure here 100% natural hormones make you healthier they're good for your heart they're good for your brain actually we have people talk about their eyesight improves. There -- improves. I have a stranger in my beer it's been quite for a lot of years. I'm now have I now have dark hair and my beard again -- and I've been on the therapy for almost a year so it actually turns back clock back twenty years. But natural hormone is where it's at and -- therapy is. Way to get it into your system in a meaningful way you know again let me let me -- this kind of -- a little summary together here -- it's. It's about the symptoms you know if if you go to the doctor and the doctor does your chest and he says always you know your your. Your -- right here. But your miserable something's not right. And and it's not about getting the number right it's about get rid of the symptoms. And that's what we're about we're about taken good medicine -- about taking safe medicine -- about taking something -- your body was already producing and vast quantities and just kind of got out of the business of doing given it back you're so that you feel great again we want the symptoms to go way we want the good stuff to come back. A lot of guys are really -- in about their sex drive. And I can tell yet you can go to the doctor he can write your prescription and you could spend twelve or fifteen dollars per little blue pill. And -- fix the plumbing but it does nothing for the desire. And the nice thing about the testosterone is he got to think back about when you were nineteen or twenty it was all we thought about guys. Hand and that's what this does. It -- gives you the desire he gives you the ability and it really enhances the pleasure so it does it does great things for your -- drive both for the guys and for the ladies. And it never ceases to amaze me how many of the ladies commanders -- Obama's extra back so it's important and and I have to tell you in my view of of life is. You know the the sex drive is kind of what holds the bricks of a marriage together. And so it's that intimacy and and will help you get the intimacy back but it's more than just the sex drive -- help it make sure heart healthier. It make your brain works faster it helps you sleep get more rest and how to lose weight. Hormone replacement therapy as somebody said in my office and literally this morning. It changed our lives we had a couple and they said he just makes all the difference in it literally change our -- we never had any -- any idea could be this powerful. Don thank you for joining us today and I hope you'll come back soon absolutely it's very -- Thanks to Don Barrett from -- like them. I collect MD at 855. Need HRT that's 855 in ET DH RT or visit their website. Balanced again dot com it's balanced again dot com. And thank you for listening to meet the professionals. By the way you'd like to have more information on our show you can call us here -- news radio W -- 24140. To 48.