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What are different home remedies for treating Endometriosis? – Part 1

What is meant by Endometriosis?

• Endometriosis is a condition that affects the reproductive system and pelvic area of a woman’s body.
• Endometriosis is associated with the menstrual cycle and the hormones that trigger menstruation.
• The disease begins when little particles that resemble the uterus lining build towards the pelvic cavity.
• These particles start functioning like the lining of the uterus known as endometrium.
• The endometrium responds to the hormones in the body and prepares by accumulating blood cells and other important chemicals every month for a possible pregnancy.
• If pregnancy does not take place, the blood is shed through the menstrual period.
• The particles that travel to the pelvic cavity also function and start reacting to hormones in the same way.
• The blood that is shed from these growths cannot leave the body which can lead to internal bleeding and inflammation.
• This can go on for months and even for years before symptoms of pain and discomfort start to be noticed.
• Many women experience worsening pain during menstruation during this phase.

Symptoms for Endometriosis

• Ectopic pregnancy
• Pelvic inflammatory disease
• Ovarian cysts
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Uterine fibroids
• Appendicitis
• Pain during and after menstruation
• Painful sexual intercourse
• Lower back pain
• Pain during bowel movements
• Pain while urinating
• Irregular periods
• Heavy bleeding during periods
• Infertility
• Tiredness
• Low grade fever
• Recurring allergies or infections
• Headache
• Low blood sugar
• Depression

Disease conditions like below can cause Endometriosis

• Fibromyalgia
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Under-activity of the thyroid gland
• Rheumatoid arthritis

Home Remedies for Endometriosis

1. ENDOMETRIOSIS SUPPLEMENTATION: Daily vitamins like:
• Beta carotene—a megadose of 100,000 IU
• Vitamin B6-50-100 mg
• Calcium-1,200 mg
• Magnesium-600 mg
• Vitamin E-800 IU
• Folic acid-800 mcg
• Essential fatty acids (flax oil)-1 tbsp.
• Selenium-400 mcg
• Vitamin C-1,000-4,000 mg

2. It is important to avoid exposure to environmental toxins and chemicals.
3. Some chemicals buildup in animal fat. Foods such as red meat and high fat dairy products should be avoided.

4. Progesterone cream
• It is used as part of alternative therapy for endometriosis.
• This is to delay the growth of stray endometrial cells.
• It may also relieve symptoms such as painful menstruation.
• The cream is made from soy or wild yam.
• It is converted to function like human progesterone.
• It may be applied to the thighs, chest, arms and wrists. It is imperative to consult a doctor before using it.

5. Cortisol
• The hormone, cortisol is involved in the production of progesterone.
• Stress can elevate cortisol levels.
• This may affect progesterone levels, leading to hormonal imbalances and raise the risk of developing endometriosis.

6. Methods of stress reduction such as yoga, meditation and breathing techniques should be followed to avoid endometriosis.
7. Regular exercise helps to balance estrogen levels in the body and also boosts the immune system. Exercise also helps to ease pain and discomfort during the menstrual cycle.

8. Supplements such as rosemary and dandelion extracts are believed to be useful.

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