I am a 15year old girl and I started my period when I was 12.I always have a heavy flow and large clots, my feet become numb, cold and sore, I vomit every time I eat something on the first day and my lips become dry every time I have my period.my parents took me to a doctor and I was diagnosed with Low blood pressure. They also took me to a gynecologist who did a scan and found nothing. She told me that I am perfectly fine. I really need to know what is wrong with me because I can't live like this , sometimes I don't go to school when on my period because of this please help me.
Estrogen dominance causes heavy bleeding. There is a herb called vitex or chasteberry can help balance out progesterone and estrogen but it takes a few months to kick in. You can usually find this herb at health food stores and pharmacies may stock this as well. You could try supplementing with a bio-identical progesterone product. Ask at your health food store or pharmacy.
Estrogen dominance is generally not caused by one factor, but often many factors, including:
Hormone laden meat (eat organic)
Transfat (check the labels for anything that has the word hydrogenated and don't buy it!).
Environmental toxins like dioxin can mimic estrogen. (Detoxing could help - you can find detoxing products at pharmacies and health food stores. Even supermarkets)
Stress (Make sure you take time out to destress and take a good multivitamin)
Estrogenic foods like soy and flax seed. Try to limit these foods in the diet.
I'm sure there are many more tips online. Google estrogen dominance for a lot more information. :)
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