Endometriosis is a very painful condition, and it effects many women. Symptoms can include painful periods, prior to the period and after, heavy periods, pain during sexual intercourse, pain during ovulation and bowel movements, fatigue, indigestion, irregular bowel.

If you have these symptoms you must first of all see you Doctor for a diagnosis and advice.

Diet and Exercise do form an important part of the management of this disorder. Flavones in certain vegetables can help manage the estrogen. Foods rich in these are Broccoli, cabbage and kale. Flaxseeds have also been found to be beneficial.

We are surrounded by toxins in our daily life, it is important to reduce the exposure to them. Animal fats are a common contaminant as well as our environment. It is a good idea only to use natural products, eat only organic food sources and try to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables and these can help to counteract some of the damage caused.

Omega Oils
Essential fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and therefore the pain. There are a number of vegetarian and vegan alternatives to the fish oils.

Stress Reduction
Manage the stress as stress can cause an hormonal balance. Try exercise and relaxation techniques. Try to eat a healthy diet and include B vitamins, Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium and Ashwaghandha all help with stress reduction.

Sitz Bath
Some people say that sitting in a hot bath for a few minutes and then getting into a cold bath for a few minutes and then hot again can help with the symptoms.

Progesterone Cream
Derived from soy or mexican wild yam. It can help reduce the symptoms of pain. Talk to your doctor first.

Yeast or Bacterial Overgrowth.
It is thought that this can aggravate the symptoms, these can be reduced by getting the yeast under control.

Ginger Tea
can help with the nausea that you sometimes get with endometriosis.

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