The fact that you are reading my blog means that either you, or someone you care about, is one of the 10% of reproductive-aged women suffering silently from this most painful and debilitating disorder.
The impact that endometriosis has on your life can never be under-estimated. Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of infertility.
Endometriosis is a condition in which cells from the uterine lining (endometrium) are also found in parts of the body other than where they are supposed to be.
Most often, these include anywhere in the abdominal cavity, on organs such as the bladder, intestines, on the ovaries and also the fallopian tubes.
Because these cells behave like the endometrium, they will be triggered by the same hormones that bring on your period, hence causing this tissue to shed and bleed.
This shedding and bleeding gets trapped in the abdominal cavity causing much pain due to the nerves in the area becoming irritated and inflamed. Over time this causes scar tissue to be formed which eventually sets up an abnormal immune response which results in more inflammation and scarring….and pain.
Genetic predisposition (family history) make up 50% of the endometriosis diagnoses. But hormonal imbalance, disorder of the immune system (autoimmune disease) and chronic inflammation have also been postulated as some of the main causes of the disease.
My approach when treating someone naturally with endometriosis, is to first assess each person individually. I always deeply analyse your blood and ultrasound results, and I also offer DNA/Genomic testing – this is a comprehensive test that analyses genome and helps to throw some light on what areas need addressing in order, for example to reduce inflammation, in order to help improve your chances of getting pregnant
I use a combination of specific Herbs, Supplements and Dietary advice while focusing my treatment on:
I hope I have given you a better understanding of the natural approach to the treatment of Endometriosis and how you can help yourself or that person you care so much about!
Joanne Lipinski – Fertility Naturopath Melbourne