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), hormonal imbalance, disorder of the immune system (autoimmune disease) and chronic inflammation have been postulated as some of the main causes of the disease. The latest research is also pointing to the health status of the microbiome – the proportion of good bacteria in the gut.
My approach when treating someone naturally with endometriosis, is to assess each person individually. 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!