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.