ENDOMETRIOSIS: WHAT TO DO

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The most common cause of endometriosis discomfort is inflammation. Lifestyle, diet, and hormones all have a role. Here are some lifestyle changes, as well as food and exercise suggestions, to help you stay healthy in this situation.

Endometriosis, also known as the ‘chocolate cyst,’ takes a long time to diagnose – almost a decade – affecting the quality of a woman’s life significantly. Some of the common symptoms observed in women suffering from this disorder include extremely painful periods, pelvic and lower back pain, excessive bleeding, digestive problems, painful urination, fatigue, depression or anxiety, and abdominal bloating and nausea.

It is a health condition in which the uterine lining, known as endometrium, grows outside of the uterus, the fallopian tubes, the vagina, the cervix, or even on the bladder or rectum, and because women aren’t aware of the condition, there is a delay in diagnosis, and women may suffer from poor quality of life as a result.

“Endometriosis is a disorder characterised by persistent discomfort and the possibility of infertility, which disrupts the affected woman’s daily routine. Inflammation is the leading cause of pain. Lifestyle, diet, and hormones all have a role.”

THESE ARE SOME LIFESTYLE MODIFICATIONS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY IN THIS SITUATION, AND YOU MUST FOLLOW THEM IMMEDIATELY:

1. Diet – I Foods to eat: Whole fruits and vegetables, grains, fibre, nuts, legumes, and millet, healthy fats/omega 3 foods like walnuts, flax, chia seeds, salmon, and olive oil, B vitamin-rich vegetables, anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, lemon, and coconut oil, iron-rich foods like eggs, fish, and leafy vegetables

(ii) Foods to Stay Away From: Caffeine, colas, alcohol, red meat, high fat meals, and sweet foods are all examples of processed foods containing additives and monosodium glutamate.

2. Physical activity – This can aid in the management of symptoms including pain and stress. Do not engage in any intense activity. Walking, yoga, swimming, aerobics, or cycling are all good options. Daily exercise will also assist you in maintaining a healthy weight.

3. Get enough sleep – Sleep deprivation has an impact on the endocrine system, which leads to changes in hormone production patterns. On a daily basis, try to obtain at least 8 hours of sleep.

4. Holistic healing – Relieve stress while maintaining a pleasant attitude.

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