endometriosis naturopath gold coast
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Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease that is strongly influenced by the levels of hormones in the body, particularly estrogen. It is characterised by the growth of endometrial tissue in parts of the body in which it is not supposed to grow.
In women with endometriosis
Cells that are typically found in the endometrium migrate to other areas of the body, like the bowel, bladder, liver, and ovaries. These cells still behave as though they are inside the lining of the uterus, and so they react to cyclic hormonal changes – the cells grow, break down, and bleed, just as they would in the endometrium.
On the other hand, the blood has nowhere to go, unlike menstrual blood, and so it may develop to cause pain and inflammation.
The condition affects 4-10% of all girls. For some women it’s a very debilitating illness, and for others, it may be somewhat silent (meaning it does not produce noticeable symptoms and signs). Furthermore, strenuous physical activity during menstruation may also increase the threat
- Girls who utilize Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)
- Lifestyle variables — data has demonstrated an association between alcohol intake, cigarette smoking, and higher carbohydrate intake and the prevalence of endometriosis
- Abnormal bowel habitats — changes in normal bowel flora can cause intestinal inflammation characterized by endometriosis
- Gender while menstruating — there’s an higher rate of endometriosis in women who have had intercourse whilst menstruating
- Environmental radicals — dioxin, DDT and other compounds are implicated in endometriosis
Just as each individual’s underlying causes are distinct, so to are their symptoms and signs. Common signs and symptoms of endometriosis include:
- Dysmenorrhea (painful periods or menstrual cramping) and/or nasal pain – 3 out of 4 women experience this
- Cyclic pain which accompanies bleeding in the time of childbirth
- Pain during ovulation
- Pain during or after sex
- Heavy or long periods with or without clots
- Premenstrual spotting
- Pain or bleeding in the gut or bladder
- Changes to gut moves – constipation (especially hepatitis), diarrhoea (particularly during puberty), flatulence, abdominal bloating and/or pain, nausea, vomiting
- Vaginal thrush or sinus tract infections
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Pain in thighs, back and thighs
- Anxiety and depression (frequently as a result of pain)
As you can see, the underlying causes and symptoms and signs of endometriosis are many and diverse, therefore therapy demands a very individualised approach.
Medical Diagnosis & Therapy
A definitive diagnosis involves a laparoscopic ultrasound that’s done by a GP or gynaecologist. Our Naturopaths can help you through the process of diagnosis, by offering necessary referrals and working collaboratively with caregivers. Medical therapy of endometriosis generally involves surgery that removes the endometrial cysts or lesions. 1 study found that 62.5% of women reported reduced or solved levels of pain after surgery. Additional medical interventions may consist of using drugs to control specific hormones so as to reduce the symptoms and signs. While these approaches may provide relief, they do not address the underlying factors contributing to the illness. Our Naturopathic Integrative ApproachTo ensure you are getting the very best possible care, we consider an extremely thorough and integrated approach, using operational pathology testing, nutritional and herbal medications, dietary and lifestyle changes. Our Naturopaths work along with your other caregivers to ensure you get the best possible results. There are a range of reasons why estrogen levels could be too high, and also our Naturopaths assess possible environmental and biological components to ascertain the cause/s of estrogen dominance. Testing for various kinds of estrogen, in addition to assessing the balance of estrogen alongside other important hormones such as progesterone, is fundamental in determining appropriate treatment. Once testing is completed, supplements, lifestyle and herbal interventions can help out with regulating estrogen levels by encouraging the body’s natural hormonal balance.
- Regulating inflammation and regulating immune system function – Infection is known as a chronic inflammatory illness as it is characterized by a high presence of inflammatory chemicals. This has been associated with immune function, with many researchers suggesting there’s an autoimmune component to endometriosis. Herbal medication, anti-inflammatory supplements and foods, probiotics, in addition to lifestyle modifications can greatly reduce the inflammatory processes, and so the pain associated with endometriosis.
- Improving nutritional status – specific nutrients are known to be deficient in women with endometriosis. Replenishing these nutritional supplements, through diet and nutritional supplements, can greatly enhance hormonal health and general body functioning.
- Improving fertility outcomes – Infection is among the most common causes of infertility. Naturopathic treatment of endometriosis may aim to boost fertility if desirable.
Naturopathic treatment approaches are tremendously effective in managing and enhancing signs and symptoms associated with endometriosis contact our endometriosis naturopath gold coast clinic.
Obviously, on occasion, medical interventions may be required, and we are very aware and supportive of the.