Endometriosis is a condition some women suffer when the lining of the uterus grows where it shouldn’t. The abnormal growth can occur on the ovaries, behind the uterus, the bladder and the bowels. The pain can often be disabling especially when close to menstruating. Common symptoms can be intense pain in the pelvic, lower back and abdomen area as well as discomfort with sex, bowel movements and urination. Not nice at all! So here are some smart ways to help with this condition… but please be aware that not every one person is the same so these tips are by no means universal.
One – Birth Control
Your doctor may prescribe you the pill in order to regulate and ease the symptoms. There are also other hormone treatments that may be available to you but always speak to your doctor to find out what suits you best!
Two – Healthy Foods
Research has suggested that fibrous fruits and vegetables, gluten free whole grain and nuts can help minimize the effects of endometriosis. Omega 3 fish such as salmon is also a recommended or maybe vitamins with fish oil in could do the trick!
Three – Stay Hydrated
This is the easiest tip and can be the most effective especially with digestion and easing the cramps. Just keep chugging at glasses of water and if you’re stressing about what is coming out of your tap with regards to impurities, then filtered water is a winner!
Four – Exercise
You may have heard the light exercise can help relive period cramps, well the same goes here! Try walking or a spot of yoga to not just help the discomfort, but to get you feeling all round healthier about your body.
Five – Get Comfortable
When your body hates you there is nothing better than curling up with a hot water bottle or taking a warm bath. A massage would work wonders and for some acupuncture has been a fine remedy. Seek out the comfort or good vibe distractions even if it’s hanging with your best friend!