- Menopause Symptoms
- Dr. Karen's Kalming Korner
Hot Flash Theories in a Nut Shell!
There are a 4 theories behind why women get hot flashes. They have all been well studied by research doctors and are ALL at least partially right - within their own particular times and situations. And it is helpful for you to know them so you can kick em' in the booty!Continue reading
If you are a midlife woman who is suffering from fatigue, loss of joy, sleep disturbances, unexplained weight gain, hair loss, aches and pains, loss of libido, (and plenty of other frustrating symptoms)... and you feel your doctor isn't able to appropriately answer your questions and serve your needs... YOU are a ZEBRA! And I welcome you to my FB page and website!
I LOVE Zebras! (I better since I am one myself!)Continue reading
In Part 1 of Androgen Dominance, you discovered that many of us end up with thinning scalp hair, pesky little black mustache hairs, and a growing belly we get disgusted with. These are all the masculine features of men as THEY age! They shouldn’t be associated with OUR aging! But, unfortunately, for many, they are!
A mustache, thinning scalp hair, and increased abdominal girth are the 3 most common signs that may mean you have an Androgen dominance - an imbalance between your Androgens (DHEA and Testosterone) to your Estrogen and Progesterone levels!Continue reading
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!Continue reading
Maybe feeling a bit foggy and forgetful?
This is a very common complaint as we enter our Midlife years because our hormones play a big role in brain function.
In just the same ways that Estrogen helps prevent heart disease, Estrogen also supports our brain function. By improving the stretchiness of our arteries, and decreasing the stickiness of our platelets, Estrogen helps keep our blood pressure controlled and prevent plaque and cholesterol from clogging up our arteries. Remember our artieries go everywhere. So plaque doesn't just form in our arteries around our heart, it forms everywhere - including the vessels in our brain.Continue reading
Getting Strong and Powerful! Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Did you know that we lose bone mass during the 3 to 5 years before and after menopause FASTER than any other time in our lives? In fact, on average we lose 20% or MORE of our bone mass during these Peri-Menopausal years ...Continue reading