Before I introduce you to the concept of holistic endometriosis help, I’d like to define the condition. Women suffering from this reproductive disorder have endometrial tissue (which normally lines the uterus and is shed during a period) outside of their uterus.
One longstanding theory as to why this condition exists, is that backflow of menstrual blood through the fallopian tubes into the abdominal cavity causes the dysfunction.
Research has also revealed that women with endometriosis have different factors that alter normal oestrogen metabolism in the endometrial lining. This is due to the enzyme ‘aromatase’, which converts androgens (male hormones) in the local tissue into oestrogen. This increase, in turn, results in growth of endometriosis lesions.
The hormonal factors described above can stem from genetic factors, predisposing women to the condition. In fact, endometriosis is 6 to 7 times more prevalent among first-degree relatives of affected women than in the general population.
However, if you are one of the women who are hereditarily affected, please don’t feel discouraged by the thought of battling your own genes. My natural endometriosis treatment, which includes lifestyle factors and a specialised endometriosis diet, can make a difference in every woman’s life.