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Regina, 40, Perimenopause

"My biggest breakthrough in working with Dr. Duga was figuring out what was actually going on in my body.  I had a lot of inflammation.  I wanted to start working on getting pregnant but I was really worried.  Because of the inflammation and the pain I was already having I worried that I would have a really painful or difficult pregnancy or just not be able to get pregnant. 

 

Being able to understand what was causing the inflammation, understanding that gut health was so important to be able to even start looking at fertility and getting that under control with diet, supplements and fasting, detoxing - which are things I usually see attached to weight loss not necessarily general health-was my biggest breakthrough.

 

Right now on my fertility journey I'm doing great, I'm currently 28 weeks pregnant, which is a big surprise, we had been trying for 10 months. I ended up getting pregnant on my birthday, so that was a great birthday gift. "

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Tam, 32, PCOS

I honestly don’t know where to start. By the time I came to Dr. Duga, I was more than desperate for answers regarding my lack of menstruation. I’d seen several doctors who all said it was normal and not to worry. One doctor casually said that it may be PCOS with no explanation and a prescription for Provera.

 

To me, it wasn’t about not having a flow, I think most women would welcome that. It was the fact that no flow = no ovulation and as someone in their child bearing age with potential plans for children in the future, this worried me. I also felt that there had to be a reason why my body wasn’t functioning properly, but nobody had the answers or cared enough to dive deep.

 

That all changed when I confided in Dr. Duga. She was committed from the very beginning. She literally used data that was available to some of my previous doctors coupled with her expertise and evaluation to craft a theory that led to a goal oriented treatment plan. She didn’t just throw a medication my way. Instead, she crafted a plan that covered all aspects of my being including nutritional, physical, and mental touch points. She was very clear and made sure that I understood the “why” behind everything we discussed.

 

My life is literally leaps and bounds better because of Dr. Duga! Progress and changes include: going from 6-9 months without menstruation to what's considered a “regular” cycle every 30 ish days, decrease in length and heaviness of my flow, losing nearly 30 pounds due to diet and lifestyle changes, and a complete 180 in my hormone levels which might actually be the most shocking to me considering that my previous doctors never pointed out how out of wack they were. I can go on and on because my experience has just been so life changing! It has been such a relief to not just be given cookie cutter answers and to have someone really prioritize my health.

 

Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Duga to anyone who’s seeking a truly transformative experience focusing on womens/reproductive health with a doctor who cares and prioritizes her clients with a goal oriented treatment plan based on data, research, and nature. Thank you Dr. Duga!!!!