Natural Treatment for Endometriosis
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Natural Treatment for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition most common to women in their 20s to 40s. The cells lining in the uterus break away and grow outside the uterine cavity. These cells can implant themselves in many area of the pelvis, including the ovaries, ligaments of the uterus, cervix, appendix, bowel and bladder. Just like the regular lining of the uterus, these implants response to normal stimulation and can cause bleeding in the pelvic cavity.

NATURAL TREATMENT FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis is a condition most common to women in their 20s to 40s. The cells lining in the uterus break away and grow outside the uterine cavity. These cells can implant themselves in many area of the pelvis, including the ovaries, ligaments of the uterus, cervix, appendix, bowel and bladder. Just like the regular lining of the uterus, these implants response to normal stimulation and can cause bleeding in the pelvic cavity.

This kind of bleeding is unlike the common menstrual flow that leaves the body through vaginal opening. Rather, blood in these cell implants stay trapped in the pelvis where it can cause inflammation, cyst, scar tissue and other structural damage to the various tissues and organs in the abdomen.

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Millions of women in the world suffer from endometriosis and the cause remains unknown. Those afflicted experience a wide array of symptoms, including menstrual cramps, pain in mid-cycle, pain during sexual intercourse, infertility, premenstrual spotting or excessive menstrual flow, frequent or painful urination and painful bowel movements.

The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain. The pain often correlates to the menstrual cycle, but a woman with endometriosis may also experience pain that doesn’t correlate to her cycle. For many women, the pain of endometriosis is so severe and debilitating that it impacts their lives in significant ways.

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Doctors know that endometriosis is triggered by the hormonal secretion of estrogen and reducing the amount of this hormone would then help lessen the implant growth. These can be done gently and safely through diet and nutritional therapy.

A low-fat vegetarian diet, avoiding alcohol, sugar, caffeine, saturated fat (meat and dairy products) and salt is the ideal diet for endometriosis. All soy products should be eaten frequently to help regulate and lower the estrogen levels in the body. This is because soy is a rich source of natural plant estrogen called bioflavonoid.

Buckwheat and citrus fruits are other sources of bioflavonoid.

Although bioflavonoid are estrogen, they are much weaker than these produced by our bodies. When we consume then, they actually compete with our body’s estrogen for binding to the estrogen receptors on our cells.

When the weaker estrogen replaces our own estrogen as they bind to estrogen-sensitive tissues like the endometriosis implants, it checks the growth of these implants. Aside from lowering our estrogen levels, bioflavonoid also interfere with the body’s production of this hormone.

One of the liver’s functions is to break down estrogen. Therefore, the diet should allow the organ to do its work and not include foods that tax the liver such as meat, dairy and alcohol. Moreover, meat and dairy are high in fat, and estrogen is stored in fat cells.

Fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, nuts, and raw seed make up a high fiber, low-fat diet. Aside from being beneficial for the liver, this diet affects the handling of estrogen in thee intestinal tract. These bacteria chemically change the breakdown products of estrogen into forms that can be re-absorbed by the body, Vitamin B is found in lentils, molasses, rice bran, and wheat. If you want, you can take a daily dosage of 50-100 mg. of Vitamin B complex. Taking 1,000 mg Vitamin C daily helps reduce he scaring and inflammation caused by endometriosis.

Other options you can take are: acupressure, where the liver and spleen channels are targeted; herbal medicine using blue cohosh, dong quai and wild cherry; detoxification, fasting and colon therapy, which remove the toxins and prevent the liver from overworking.

WARNING: THESE HERBS (COHOSH AND DONG QUAI) MUST NOT BE TAKEN WHILE TRYING TO CONCEIVE OR WHILE PREGNANT!

Reference:

Ronthoughts – Diseases and Disorders

http://www.endometriosis.org/endometriosis.html

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