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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

Midlife is Full of Many Unexpected Challenges

Midlife is Full of Many Unexpected Challenges

We all knew our children would grow up... but we never expected many of the other challenges of midlife!

The cost of living continues to increase despite working harder; our parents are aging and need more help, our home seems increasingly more disorganized, and our free time feels like it has dwindled to almost nothing. Everything seems just a bit harder than it once seemed. And we question "How Did I Once Do it All?"

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7 Primary Causes of Hair Loss in Women Over 30

7 Primary Causes of Hair Loss in Women Over 30

Do You Think You Might be Losing Too Much Hair?

1. High conversion of Testosterone to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). DHT is the cause of male and female pattern imbalance. DHT is like testosterone but even stronger. When your DHT increases, it may be because your DHEA dose is too high, or your testosterone is too high. DHT concentrates on the scalp and causes the hair follicles to open up allowing the hair to fall out. 

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What Happens if I have a Hysterectomy BEFORE Menopause?

What Happens if I have a Hysterectomy  BEFORE Menopause?

Did you know that if you have a hysterectomy before menopause WITHOUT removal of your ovaries, you are expected to go through menopause at least 5 years before the average age at 52 years old?

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Sex Hormone Binding Globulins (SHBG) the "Bad Boy" Interfering with your Health?

Sex Hormone Binding Globulins (SHBG) the

PART II: SHBG (short for - Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) or THBG (Thyroid Hormone Binding Globulin) COULD be the "Bad Boy" that is interfering with Your Health - that hasn't yet been uncovered!

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15 Most Common Cancers in Women AND Their Associated Risk of Death

15 Most Common Cancers in Women AND Their Associated Risk of Death

If you ask any woman, “What cancer scares you the most?", most women will answer “Breast Cancer.” Women are far more likely to be afraid of breast cancer than they are to fear any other form of cancer or medical illness. But the truth is, Breast cancer causes a mere fraction of deaths compared to almost all other forms of cancer, and just a tiny fraction of the number of deaths heart disease cause each year.

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Are You Dealing with any of the following 10 Symptoms but Your Doctor says Your Blood Work is Perfectly Normal?

Are You Dealing with any of the following 10 Symptoms but Your Doctor says Your Blood Work is Perfectly Normal?

When this happens, most doctors don't know how to deal with it. They just tell You to exercise more, or lose weight, or take a vitamin. All of those things are good. But that advice is not the answer because it doesn't get to the ROOT of Your problems!

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What Causes Hot Flashes?

What Causes Hot Flashes?

Well the answer to that can get complicated! And there is still a lot of research going on in this topic because the actual cause of hot flashes is still NOT completely understood.

The average length of time we deal with hot flashes is about 7 years. This is usually about 3 and a half to 4 years before menopause and 3 and a half years after menopause.

Some women can experience hot flashes only during the average known 7 years... but some women experience hot flashes forever! There

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Be Informed About Your "Hormone Replacement" Choices

Be Informed About Your

Did you know that 6000 women enter Menopause EVERY SINGLE DAY- just in the United States alone?!

During this time, we women have really gone through a trying time. 

Not only have we been ignored by the medical societies, we have been TOLD that Hormone Replacement Therapy was dangerous and we should just learn to live with our lack of hormones and the misery that comes with it.

FEAR was used to help THEM, (the Medical Community), feel better. 

 

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? 16 HIGH RISK Conditions You may DEVELOP.

Not Getting Enough Sleep? 16 HIGH RISK Conditions You may DEVELOP.

Progesterone is our First Sex Hormone to Decline! And it starts declining years before you're ready! 

Did you know that Progesterone starts to literally plummet when we hit about 35 years old! GOSH! That was 23 years ago for me! I wasn't ready for that! 

And if that's not enough ... it declines so rapidly that within 15 years, by the time you are 50 years old, you have only 25% of the Progesterone you had at 35 years old. 

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Adrenal Fatigue is a Multi-System Condition

Adrenal Fatigue is a Multi-System Condition

Fixing SEX HORMONES is Critical in Getting your Life Back on Track and getting the Adrenal Dysfunction Corrected.

You're definitely not alone! As a physician who opens up the conversation with patient's about fatigue, I have likely been privy to seeing the effects of Adrenal Dysfunction more frequently than most doctors. I can assure you it's a lot of people - mostly women.

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