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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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Why Choose an Organic Bio-identical Progesterone Cream?

Why Choose an Organic Bio-identical Progesterone Cream?

Progesterone cream is a wonderful product for women in peri-menopause and menopause, or even earlier as a therapy for estrogen dominance.  When people think of female hormones, estrogen is usually the first thing that comes to mind.  

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How to get the Best Sleep Ever Naturally with Progesterone!

How to get the Best Sleep Ever Naturally with Progesterone!

When you open your eyes first thing in the morning, there’s nothing better than realizing that you just woke from an amazingly refreshing night’s sleep and feel happy, thankful, and ready to start Your day!

Unfortunately this isn’t a common experience for many women when they enter their midlife years! And what most women don’t realize is that the CAUSE of this sleeping disturbance is usually HORMONAL!

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Experiencing Hot Flashes BEFORE Menopause?

Experiencing Hot Flashes BEFORE Menopause?

And you thought they were only supposed to come AFTER your period was over!

Nope! That's not the case because it is the BALANCE of your hormones and the steady production of your hormones that keep hot flashes at bay.

It's a sudden feeling of heat and sometimes a red, flushed face and sweating. We don't know exactly what causes them, but they may be related to changes in circulation.

Hot flashes start when blood vessels near the skin's surface widen to cool off, making you break out in a sweat. Some women have a rapid heart rate or chills, too.

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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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Natural Treatments for Vaginal Atrophy (Vaginal Dryness)

Natural Treatments for Vaginal Atrophy (Vaginal Dryness)

Vaginal Atrophy is the medical term for "Dry Vagina." We know that 70% of all women end up experiencing Vaginal Atrophy as they enter their midlife years. It does not improve without treatment. And it can be a pretty serious issue! It can change our entire sex life - long before we are ready, and certainly WAY too soon before our partners are ready! It also causes our libido to diminish AND increases our risk of Urinary Tract Infections and can also cause Urinary Incontinence. None of these are anything any woman wants!

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One of my Biggest Anti-Aging Secrets of all is "How I Maintain My Weight".

One of my Biggest Anti-Aging Secrets of all is

One of my Biggest Anti-Aging Secrets of all is "How I Maintain my Weight". I think MY method is the best method of all. Do you want to know what it is?

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What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

No woman should EVER suffer with vaginal dryness. We're living much longer than ever before! And it is so Simple and Safe to have a Healthy Happy Hoo Hoo! A moist Youthful vagina not only provides the basis of enjoyable intercourse with the Man You Love, but it is also HEALTHY! It helps strengthen the muscles in the Vagina decreasing Urinary leakage, and helps PREVENT Urinary Tract Infections. 

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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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