Endometriosis Pain Management
“I’m waiting on surgery…Is there something natural that I can do as endometriosis pain management that won’t affect my future chances of getting pregnant?”
This depends on whether you’ve got stage IV endometriosis and adhesions everywhere that are causing severe pain, it’s going to be difficult to manage that without taking some form of treatment.
Now of course there are natural things that you can do, and in fact, in our clinic, we do this all the time, treating people with natural products that are designed to decrease pain and to decrease inflammation.
(1) In some cased addressing your diet can decrease the inflammation that causes pain during periods and during the cycle. Eating well and decreasing foods that are naturally inflammatory by making sure that you base your meals on vegetables and good quality protein – organic wherever possible – is the best way, as far as the right diet can assist, to reduce inflammation and manage pain.
(2) While we want to avoid painkillers as much as we can, they do have their place when it comes to pain management so sometimes you may need to have painkillers. From a more natural perspective, in our clinic we use really high-dose fish oils and we use turmeric tablets for pain that contain certain herbs that help people manage with pain.
In terms of pain management, it’s very much about the whole picture as opposed to, “I’ve got pain therefore take this painkiller”. We need to figure out what’s getting in the way, identify what factors are causing/triggering inflammation and pain and in reality sometimes painkillers and pain medication can be part of the problem or cause.
Q: What’s good to stop the growth of endometriosis?
A: Answer is, no one actually knows at this point. The reality is that research is still unclear as to what you can do to stop endometriosis. What we know about endometriosis is that it’s potentially an autoimmune condition, that it causes inflammation, it causes reduction of the quality of eggs.
It causes obviously adhesion’s, which can cause the fallopian tubes to block and can cause infertility from that perspective. Obviously it can cause a lot of pain. It’s something that is not pleasant, and if it is found in the ovaries, it does decrease the chance of conception.
Good news is that there are things that you can do like all the lifestyle things. Because it’s an estrogen-dominant condition, all of this reduction of chemicals in the environment, the lemon drink, cleansing the liver, and getting rid of excess estrogen from the bodies with the stools, all of that can only help.
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