If you are suffering from pain during sex, heavy bleeding during periods, menstrual pain and discomfort get alerted. This may be symptoms of endometriosis.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a painful condition affecting about 1 in every 10 women. It happens when the tissues of uterus begin to grow side the uterus and results in lesions. The areas of growth may be ovaries, fallopian tubes, and anywhere around the pelvis such as bladder or bowels.
What Causes Endometriosis?
If womb lining does not shed properly and if passes back to the pelvis and gets attached to the reproductive organs this is known as retrograde menstruation. However, this reason does not explain every case of endometriosis. Women of reproductive age are more at the risk of developing it. Females whose periods are less than 27 days, in whom periods begin before 11 years of age and those who have heavy periods more than 7 days are more prone to endometriosis. Most of the cases of endometriosis are diagnosed in women of age group 25 to 40 years. Also, it is common in childless females. If there is heredity in your family and your mother or sister are affected from endometriosis then you are more at the risk of having it.
What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?
Endometriosis may lead to pain during menstruation, during urination, on having sex and passing bowels. Others symptoms include urinary incontinence, pain in abdomen and tenderness, infertility and intestinal pain.
What is the Treatment of Endometriosis?
The treatment of endometriosis includes painkillers, hormonal medications and surgical removal of endometrial tissue. In case a woman wants to get pregnant then 6 months to a year of unprotected sex is advised.
Home Remedies to Prevent Endometriosis?
To prevent endometriosis, first of all, it is important to have a knowledge about it. The incidence of endometriosis is increasing. Scientists suspect that increasing numbers of auto-immune diseases and high estrogen is responsible for this. However, there are home remedies to prevent endometriosis. Have a look at it.
Home Remedies for Endometriosis
Certain changes in lifestyle and diet are enough to prevent endometriosis. A few are listed below.
1.Improve your Diet
Eat foods in balance. The level of estrogen is disturbed due to the intake of large amounts of fat. So reduce the amount if fats in your diet. Also, try to avoid exposure to xenoestrogens. Eat a balanced diet rich in calcium, magnesium, fatty acids and vitamins. Avon caffeinated drinks. Also, minimize the consumption of dairy products and meat. Few foods that you should include in your diet are avocados, flaxseeds, chia seeds, cruciferous vegetables and wild caught fish. Try to eat more and more pesticide-free organic foods. Add turmeric to your food. Also, increase the intake of iron rich foods such as green leafy vegetables, seafood, beans, dry fruits and iron-fortified cereals.
Stress creates an imbalance in the level of hormones. To keep the stress and tension away and keep yourself calm try meditation.
Besides, meditation, exercise every day. Exercise makes you mentally and physically healthy. You may try swimming, walking and cycling. Also perform Kegel exercises daily.
4. Castor Oil Massage
Castor oil massage not only improves the blood circulation but also treats infertility. Take a few drops of castor oil and apply over the lower abdomen. Massage gently for a few minutes and then cover it with a hot water bag and keep it for 15 minutes. Do this for 15 consecutive days.
5. Clay Pack
Yes, there is a pack that you may apply on your abdomen to relieve the symptom of endometriosis. Take clay and add water to it. Make a paste and apply it on your abdomen. Keep it for 20 minutes until it dries and the wash it off, Do this for 15 days.
So try above given natural ways and prevent symptoms of endometriosis.
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.