Endometriosis - current research and better treatment goals
Article by Angela Haldane
Q. I have recently had an operation for endometriosis, and I would like to avoid it coming back again, which would then require another operation. What do you suggest?
A. Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus – usually in the pelvic cavity. It causes a multitude of symptoms including pelvic pain, infertility and premenstrual syndrome .
The latest science on Endometriosis has revealed that it is a whole-body inflammatory and immune disease, and possibly a microbial disease.
It’s affected by oestrogen but it’s not caused by oestrogen or “oestrogen dominance.often due to the hormonal imbalance.
Endometriosis also tends to recur and about half of all women with endometriosis develop the condition again within 5 years of completing successful treatment regime.
Often there is a mother or sister with endometriosis.
Laparoscopy is the definitive diagnosis.
This requires an in depth naturopathic consultation to address gut dysbiosis and underlying infections. Naturopathic Clinical Medicine has a lot to offer women who suffer with endometriosis. Book a naturopathic consultation with Natural Ange
A low fat, high fibre diet is best. Reduce caffeine (maximum 1 coffee per day), minimise alcohol intake and quit smoking.
Keep within a healthy weight range, as oestrogen can be stored in the fat cells and worsen the endometriosis condition.
Endometriosis requires a comprehensive consultation and lifestyle programme with a registered herbalist. You are always at risk of it returning – the first symptom is the sign to make an appointment for professional treatment in order to keep it under control .
Posted: Thursday 27 May 2021