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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

The Brain is in Charge of Everything | 7 Ways to Love Your Brain

The Brain is in Charge of Everything |  7 Ways to Love Your Brain

I tell patients that you can get a lung transplant, a kidney transplant, a liver transplant, and even a heart transplant.

You can live without your limbs, and even without a bowel or bladder these days. Sure, it wouldn't be easy, but Medical Science has figured out a way to help you go on living as normal of a life as possible with all of these things.

BUT... You can't live without your Brain... and, there is no such thing as a Brain Transplant.

I like to make sure you think about this... Because it makes our brain a very, very special organ. Taking care of our brain is so important.

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How Estrogen Decreases Plaque Buildup that causes Heart Attacks

How Estrogen Decreases Plaque Buildup that causes Heart Attacks

When your heart pumps... Your blood vessels NEED to EXPAND. They expand by the elastic tissue that is inside the blood vessels and this elasticity is maintained by Estrogen. When the vessels can expand with each beat of the heart, your blood pressure remains low and normal. This benefit of Estrogen is why women have lower risk of heart disease than men. Our Estrogen helps maintain this elasticity.

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