Is It Possible To Beat Endometriosis With Proper Diet?

Endometriosis Is One of the Most Common Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women

Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition in premenopausal women that affects around one in ten women. Despite this condition affecting so many women it is still unclear exactly what causes it. Some research suggests that nutrition is important when dealing with endometriosis. Nutritional therapists have suggested that it is possible diet could beat endometriosis.

5 Ways Nutrition Could Possibly Prevent the Symptoms of Endometriosis

It should be emphasised that this is not a definite way to prevent endometriosis and if you are exhibiting symptoms we strongly recommend that you visit your GP or Specialist. One aspect of endometriosis is that its cause remains unknown and what is considered the best method of treatment varies.

Theoretically, nutrition plays a key role in the potential to prevent endometriosis because of a condition which is fuelled by a dominance of oestrogen. By keeping a healthy diet you can support your whole body and reduce both hormone imbalance and reduce inflammation.

The five nutritional ways that might prevent the symptoms of endometriosis:

1. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables

It was ascertained that women who ate fruit and vegetables at least twice a day where 70% less likely to have endometriosis than those who don’t. This is thought to be because of phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables that supply nutrients needed to repair and heal.

2. Eat less saturated fats

Saturated fats can increase inflammation and the progression of endometriosis. On the other hand, essential fatty acids found in foods such as nuts, seeds and oily fish can help to reduce inflammation and support hormone balance.

3. Eat less refined sugar

Looking after your blood glucose levels is important to maintain optimal hormonal equilibrium. Avoid refined carbohydrates and food that has high levels of refined or processed sugar.

4. Eat more protein

Protein provides amino acids which are necessary to heal and repair damages cells and also manufacture hormones.  By keeping your hormones balanced you are helping to reduce the risk of endometriosis.

5. Eat organic food

Environmental toxins in non-organic food can sometimes mimic oestrogen which is believed to influence the progression of endometriosis. This is why it is recommended that you eat organic meat and produce to avoid the chance of hormonal imbalance.

How OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care Can Help

At our Sydney clinics in St Leonards and Penrith, our skilled team provides the latest ultrasound technology to provide the best possible information for you and your referring doctor or Specialist.

OMNI is the only clinic in Australia that provides a Sonovaginography, a technique that can predict severe or deep infiltrating endometriosis.  A Sonovaginography is useful for patients who are suffering from:

  • Severe period pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • History of previous endometriosis with recurrent symptoms
  • Cyclical pain during defecation
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

An advantage of the Sonovaginography is that it provides more diagnostic data of the pelvis than a conventional ultrasound and can help your doctor:

  • Negate the need for 2 laparoscopies
  • Exclude severe endometriosis before you start fertility treatment
  • Plan who will do your surgery and where it should be done

The Sonovaginography is a safe technique that requires no anaesthetic, no hospitalisation, no downtime and only takes up to 45 minutes to perform.

Our caring staff are on hand to provide you with the best care possible.

OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care

Condous performs Advanced Endosurgery procedures for women needing intervention for pelvic masses, adnexal pathology, severe endometriosis or hysterectomy. He also runs ‘Hands on’ Live Sheep Laparoscopic Workshops for gynaecologists at Camden Veterinarian School.
Having completed an undergraduate degree with the University of Adelaide, he left Australia in 1993 and moved to London where he completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 2001 to 2003 Condous worked as a Senior Research Fellow at St George’s Hospital, London. At St George’s he set up the Acute Gynaecology Unit, the first in the United Kingdom. It was also during this time that he developed an interest in Early Pregnancy and especially the management of pregnancies of unknown location (PULs). Condous has developed many mathematical models for the prediction of outcome of PULs which have been featured in numerous peer review journals. In 2005, he returned to Australia where he completed his Laparoscopic Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore, Sydney.

Condous was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Nepean Hospital in 2006 and soon was made Associate Professor. In 2010, he was made Departmental Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Nepean Hospital. He obtained the MRCOG in 1999 and was made FRANZCOG in 2005. In 2009, he was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD), University of London, for his thesis entitled: “The management of pregnancies of unknown location and the development of new mathematical models to predict outcome”.

Condous has edited three books including the “Handbook of Early Pregnancy Care”, published over 100 papers in international journals and is internationally renowned for his work in Early Pregnancy. He is the Associate Editor for Gynaecologic Obstetric Investigation, which is a European based journal, as well as the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM). He is on the organising committee and is an invited speaker at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) Scientific meeting in Sydney 2013. His current research interests relate to the management of ectopic pregnancy, 1st trimester growth, PULs and miscarriage and the use of transvaginal ultrasound (in particular sonovaginography, to predict posterior compartment deep infiltrating rectovaginal endometriosis).Condous is also actively involved with post-graduate education including the annual running of the Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound Interactive Courses for Sonologists, Radiologists, Sonographers and Gynaecologists in Australia.