Endometriosis is medical condition when endometrial tissue starts to grow somewhere outside the uterus. In most cases, it starts to grow in the pelvic area, but it can also grow in the lungs, the brain or any other part of the body.
Women experiencing endometriosis might suffer from pelvic pain, abnormal menstrual cycles and infertility. Endometrial tissue is stimulated by hormones of menstruation and because of that the pain worsens before the menstruation and during the ovulation. Presence of other symptoms depends on the localization of the endometrial tissue. If this tissue grows between the rectum and the uterus, it might cause painful sexual intercourse, and also some pressure in the rectal area of the body. Some patients don’t have any symptoms and problems, but endometriosis gets discovered during some routine health check-ups.
Natural Endometriosis Treatment
Endometriosis has been linked to immune system problems, so supporting this system might be good treatment for women suffering from this problem. Natural progesterone, packs of castor oil, acupuncture, herbal remedies and massages may be your choice when dealing with this medical condition.
Natural progesterone decrease effects of female hormones on the endometrial tissue, without any side effects. This hormone can be used as the cream and applied to the areas of the body where the skin is soft, like the face, neck or abdominal region, from 10th to 28th day of the cycles. Capsules of natural progesterone might also be used. The dose is 200 to 400mg, two times per day and the capsules are usually inserted into the rectum or vagina.
Castor oil packs are used at least three times per week on the lower abdomen, and every session should last for one hour. To manage the pain, many women suffering from endometriosis turned to acupuncture and some traditional Chinese herbal remedies, as well as various weekly massages.
Nutrition to Manage Endometriosis Pain
Food that could increase production of estrogen should be used minimally by every patient suffering from endometriosis. This includes minimizing the fats and removing all dairy products from the menu (including low-fat products as well).
To manage the pain, these women should increase intake of fibers and take some multivitamins rich in vitamin B complex. Magnesium supplements are also beneficial, because they can help and relax the muscles, and recommended dose is about 400 to 800mg.
Essential fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, amino acid L-phenylalanine, selenium, zinc citrate or chelated zinc, vitamins A, B complex, C and E, as well as probiotics, resveratrol, quercitin and proanthocyanidins may all help you alleviate the pain caused by endometriosis.