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A 45-year-old female asked:

my throat is dry all the time even though i drink plenty of water. seems to get better right before my period. could this be estrogen dominance?

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Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collins answered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Probably not: More than likely due to low humidity, allergies, mouth breathing. You should also be checked for diabetes. Good luck!
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Estrogen deficiency: It seems that dry mouth,eyes,skin, and therefore possibly dry throat, is more commonly due to estrogen deficiency rather than dominance. It's possible that with an estrogen surge, your symptoms could improve but this does not usually happen right before your period. Estrogen dominance could play a part if you ingest birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, or plant estrogens.
Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
I would also recommend testing for diabetes there which causes frequent thirst and urinating. Dry eyes, mouth, and skin can also be an autoimmune disease such as Sjögren's syndrome which can be tested for as well if no other diagnosis has been made.
Jun 15, 2014

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