PMS

Naturopathic Doctor located in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

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PMS services offered in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA


About 90% of women in the United States experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms. If your PMS disrupts your life and conventional medicine isn’t helping, Laura Miramontes, ND, at Heal SD in San Diego, California, can help. Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, completed her residency training with Wellspring Endocrinology as well as a mentorship program in integrative treatment methods for infertility. She understands PMS, hormone imbalances, and how it affects your life. Call or schedule your in-office or telemedicine appointment online today.

PMS Q & A

What is premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?

PMS refers to a group of symptoms women experience a week or two before they start their period. Researchers theorize that PMS occurs following ovulation (when the ovaries release an egg) due to dramatic declines in estrogen and progesterone levels when you don’t get pregnant.

PMS usually resolves within a day or two after your period starts. PMS affects women of all ages and from all ethnic backgrounds. However, it’s more common in women with high-stress levels or a personal or family history of depression.

Many women find that their PMS symptoms get worse in their late 30s and early 40s as they approach menopause.

What are the symptoms of PMS?

PMS symptoms vary in type and severity and may affect physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Common symptoms of PMS include:

  • Bloating
  • Swollen and painful breasts
  • Cramping
  • Headache
  • Backache
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings
  • Depressed mood
  • Low libido

PMS symptoms can change throughout your life. 

When should I seek help for PMS?

You should seek help for your PMS from Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, at Heal SD if your symptoms affect your daily life and conventional medical interventions aren’t working or you’re looking for a more natural approach to managing your PMS.

Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, takes a holistic and individualized approach to care. During your initial consultation, she asks detailed questions to get to know you and fully understand your PMS and how it affects your life. 

She asks about your typical day and performs an Ayurvedic assessment, including a detailed evaluation of your pulse, to find the source of your imbalance. Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, also orders advanced lab testing to evaluate hormone levels.

What treatments can improve my PMS?

Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, takes a holistic and individualized approach to improving PMS, leaning on natural and Ayurvedic medicine to rebalance your body. She provides detailed explanations of your lab results and your treatment plan, which may include:

  • Hormonal therapy
  • Herbal medicine
  • Diet therapy
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Stress management

At Heal SD, Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, creates plans that benefit health in every area of life. She not only wants to ease your PMS symptoms but also improves your overall health and well-being.

For health in every area of life, call Heal SD or schedule your PMS consultation online today.

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