Hormone Imbalances: Menopause, PMS, Endometriosis....

Optimizing Your Unique Hormonal Function

Every woman's body needs to be addressed as the unique creation that it truly is. Dr. Dotto believes in complementing pharmaceutical options, as well as attempting non-pharmaceutical options, by uncovering the root causes of your body's specific hormonal fluctuations. Dr. Dotto will address your specific hormonal fluctuations and attempt to regulate these in holistic methods through diet, supplements, lifestyle plans, and multiple holistic modalities. Here is a quick list of some of the symptoms of perimenopause/menopause from an article by Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD:

What’s Happening with Hormones at Perimenopause + Menopause
When you  don’t have enough progesterone, life feels difficult. For most women,  this begins around age 35 to 40, or as late as 45. Here are common  symptoms.
• Irregular menstrual cycles, or cycles becoming more frequent as you age
• Agitation or premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
• Painful and/or swollen breasts (mastalgia)
• Cyclical headaches (particularly menstrual or hormonal migraines)
• Your blood seems to pool easily, or your skin bruises easily
• Hemorrhoids or varicose veins
•  Heavy or painful periods (heavy: going through a super pad or tampon  every two hours or less; painful: you can’t function without ibuprofen)
•  Bloating, particularly in the ankles and belly, and/or fluid retention  (in other words, you gain 3 to 5 pounds or more before your period)
• Ovarian cysts, breast cysts, or endometrial cysts (polyps)
• Easily disrupted sleep, perhaps with night sweats
• Itchy or restless legs, especially at night
• Increased clumsiness or poor coordination
• More cravings for food, alcohol, anything to calm you down
• Miscarriage, usually in the first trimester
• Infertility or subfertility

Here is a link to the entire article: