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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

Part 1: Did you know ANDROGEN DOMINANCE can "set-in" during Midlife?

Part 1: Did you know ANDROGEN DOMINANCE can

Did you know that in many women there is an ANDROGEN DOMINANCE that "sets-in" during Midlife?

Our main Androgens are DHEA and Testosterone - those wonderful strong hormones that are great for our energy levels and immune function. In fact, DHEA and Testosterone DECREASE the risk and flairs of Auto-immune diseases and Allergies! That's one of the reasons why men have much lower rates of these Autoimmune Disease and seem to have more physical endurance, (certainly not mental endurance), than us women. It's because they have higher levels of Androgens!

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Bioidentical Hormone Creams - IN A NUTSHELL

Bioidentical Hormone Creams - IN A NUTSHELL

IN A NUTSHELL: Here is a quick and simple GENERAL Version of All Three of our Bioidentical Hormone Creams for all those who don't want to test their hormones yet but KNOW you really need to get started!

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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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5 Things that can Cause Vaginal Dryness

5 Things that can Cause Vaginal Dryness

Despite the high number of women experiencing problems related to vaginal dryness only a quarter of women with these problems actually seek treatment. It is still a "SILENT PROBLEM" that many people feel embarrassed to talk about to partners, friends and even their doctors.

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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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Every Woman wants to know what she can do to Lower Risks of Breast Cancer.

Every Woman wants to know what she can do to Lower Risks of Breast Cancer.

FOR ALL THE LOVELY LADIES WITH CONCERNS ABOUT ESTROGEN AND BREAST CANCER, ie; personal history, family history or information from your PCP. This is a great informative read!!!

The Women's Health Initiatives FINAL conclusions showed how women who supplemented with Estrogen alone had an even LOWER RISK of breast cancer than even the placebo group.

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Did you know Bioidentical Hormones DECREASE your risk of Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Dementia?

Did you know Bioidentical Hormones DECREASE your risk of Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Dementia?

Did you know that youthful levels of Progesterone have been shown to decrease your risk of breast cancer?

In fact, if a woman ends up with an Estrogen Receptor positive breast cancer, she has a better chance of total remission if the breast cancer ALSO has positive Progesterone Receptors.

An increasingly common "trick" in the Functional Medical community to help fight the Estrogen and Progesterone Receptor positive breast cancer,

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Did you know Progesterone is our First Sex Hormone to Decline!

Did you know Progesterone is our First Sex Hormone to Decline!

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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3 "Anti-Aging" Questions for a Long, Vibrant, Healthy, and Attractive Life

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1. Are you aware that Your Hormones play a large role in slowing down the aging process? 2. Did you know that Your Hormones start rapidly declining 15 years before menopause, dropping 50-75% between ages 35 and 50?

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