Endometriosis is the growth of endometrial tissue ordinarily only found within the uterus in other parts of the body, most commonly areas around the abdomen and pelvic region. The most common symptom reported by women with endometriosis is pain; pain during sex, menstruation, and which is sometimes chronic and unrelenting.
Approximately 20-25% of women are asymptomatic for endometriosis, which can make receiving a diagnosis difficult for some patients.
The Integrative Medicine Approach to Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a complex condition requiring a whole-body approach to decreasing pain, inflammation, and healing hormone imbalance. Diet and lifestyle interventions, as well as conventional medicine play a role in alleviating endometriosis symptoms.
What causes endometriosis?
While modern science hasn’t yet determined what causes endometriosis, there’s a link between toxic burden which affects inflammatory cytokine production, estrogen dominance, and even autoimmunity.
A leaky gut is also correlated with endometriosis, and researches have identified tissue-specific antibodies, which indicate that the immune system plays a role in endometriosis, as it does with autoimmune conditions and leaky gut.
Integrative Medicine Treatment for Endometriosis
- Anti-inflammatory diet and supplement recommendation
- Nutrition counseling
- Functional hormone testing
- Detoxification testing
- Autoimmune evaluation
Because the growth of endometrial tissue around the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or intestines can lead to a buildup of scar tissue and inflammation, surgery is sometimes recommended to remove scar tissue causing pain in the abdomen.
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