Endometriosis

Definition of Endometriosis:

A condition whereby endometrial tissue builds up in parts of the uterus where it does not belong or areas outside of the uterus, forming 'ectopic implants'.  Unlike the normal tissue lining the uterus, ectopic tissue has no place to shed in response to a decline in estrogen and progesterone.  This results in debris and blood accumulating at the site of the implant leading to inflammation, scarring and adhesions that ultimately cause symptoms and complications.  Symptoms typically occur in a cyclic fashion with menstrual periods, the most common being pelvic pain and cramping before and during periods; pain during intercourse; inability to conceive; fatigue; painful urination during periods; gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, and nausea.

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Acupuncture

...as a treatment
“...Gynecological disorders PMS; Irregular periods; Infertility; Discomfort during pregnancy; PCOS; Menopausal symptoms; Endometriosis; Muscle pain and strain; Stress; Insomnia; Allergies; Sinusitis; Sinus infection; Anxiety; Depression; Fatigue; Arthritis; Weight loss; Smoking cessation; Back pain; Sciatica; Joint...”

Adenomyosis

...the condition
“...Some 50% have associated fibroids (benign smooth muscle tumors of the uterus); approximately 11% have endometriosis (endometrial tissue outside of the uterus); and 7% have endometrial polyps (benign outgrowths of endometrial tissue)...”
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Alzheimer's Disease

...recommendation Testosterone
“...Since high levels of testosterone have been linked with prostate cancer in men and endometriosis in women, however, they urged caution when using replacement therapy, carefully weighing the risks and benefits for each patient...”

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

...related topic
“...out in order to diagnose DUB: endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, endometrial or cervical cancer, pelvic infection including endometritis (infection of the lining of the uterus), endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, ovarian cyst or tumor, thyroid dysfunction or blood clotting abnormalities...”

Endometriosis

...the condition
Endometriosis is a disease affecting many millions of women and teens worldwide and a leading cause of female health problems...”
...our question about Vegetarian, vegan or raw-food diet
“A study in July, 2004 showed that the consumption of meats – particularly beef and pork – was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing endometriosis...”
...relationship to Breast Cancer
Endometriosis has been linked to the environmental contaminant dioxin and a lack of physical activity, both of which are also associated with an increased breast cancer risk...”
...relationship to Ovarian Cancer
Endometriosis has been linked to the environmental contaminant dioxin and a lack of physical activity, both of which are associated with an increased ovarian cancer risk...”
...relationship to Melanoma
Endometriosis has been linked to the environmental contaminant dioxin and a lack of physical activity, both of which are also associated with an increased risk of melanoma...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“A study in July, 2004 showed that consumption of fresh fruits and green vegetables was associated with decreased risk of developing endometriosis, and preventing re-occurrence...”
...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“Progesterone intravaginally can reduce the bleeding and pain associated with endometriosis...”
...recommendation Vitex / Chasteberry
“Vitex (as a hormone normalizer) may be considered the most appropriate of the herbal remedies for the underlying processes involved in endometriosis...”

Female Infertility

...relationship to Endometriosis
“It has been estimated that some 25-50% of infertile women suffer from endometriosis...”
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GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...GLA may also help with: Heart disease, lupus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, eczema, fingernail problems, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, and sunburn...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...PMS); Thyroid disease; A hyperprolactinemia diagnosis; A Diabetes type I or II diagnosis; Hypoglycemia; Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS); Endometriosis; Immune System Symptoms...”

Gravel Root

...as a treatment
“..." He recommended Gravel Root in the following conditions: dropsy, strangury, gravel, hematuria, disease of the kidney and bladder from an excess of uric acid, chronic endometriosis, leukorrhea, chronic uterine disease, threatened abortion, ovarian and uterine atony, dysmenorrhea, dysuria, constant desire to urinate, intermittent fever and severe bone pains...”

Irregular Periods

...the condition
“...Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia; Excessive exercise / overtraining; Alcohol; Uterine abnormalities such as cervical polyps, uterine fibroids and endometriosis; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Affecting about 10% of women, PCOS causes cysts to form on the ovaries, interfering with regular ovulation...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Endometriosis: Kelp (2 tablets, 3 times daily) has proven helpful in this female disorder by supplying needed minerals and aiding in hormone imbalance...”

Low Back Pain

...the condition
“...In women, gynecological conditions such as endometriosis, menstrual cramps, fibroid tumors, and pregnancy are sometimes the cause...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...the condition
“...Physical causes include obesity or the presence of fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, polyps, cancer, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and IUD use...”

Natural Progesterone

...as a treatment
“...Intravaginal application of progesterone cream provides higher doses where needed in cases of endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts...”

Ovarian Cysts

...the condition
“...They are most common between the ages of 20 and 35 and in women who have endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or the eating disorder bulimia...”
...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“Intravaginal application of progesterone cream provides higher doses where needed in cases of endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Genitourinary ... Endometriosis (irregular or painful menstruation)...”
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