What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?
Do you suffer from heavy painful periods? Are your bowel movements sometimes disrupted close to your period or during your period? Is there a history of Autoimmune conditions in your family? Did your mother have heavy, painful periods? Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue in areas other than the wall of the uterus. It is a debilitating condition, causing severe pain in sufferers and hence absenteeism from work, school, college etc.
What are the causes of Endometriosis?
Excess oestrogen may be a factor in the growth of endometrial tissue outside the womb. Environmental ‘synthetic’ oestrogens in plastic may also mimic biological oestrogen, causing further hormonal imbalances in sufferers. Prostaglandins that relate to pain tend to be raised, and inflammatory mediators increased in sufferers. The growth of new blood vessels in the tissue outside the womb also causes further tissue formation. There may be an auto-immune component in endometriosis too.
As it is such a multi factorial condition, there has to be a multi factorial treatment approach. This may be why the usual ‘Medical Model’ of one size fits all may be unsatisfactory for women with endometriosis. You can’t just deal with the hormones, you have to deal with EVERYTHING!
How can a Naturopath help reduce my Endometriosis pain and Inflammation?
Herbal medicines and Nutritional supplements can help alleviate the symptoms of Endometriosis. Herbs that balance oestrogen and excrete excess oestrogen are beneficial. Anti-inflammatory herbs that may reduce pain and inflammation may also help. Herbs and Nutritional supplements to help balance the immune system may also be of benefit. Herbs that reduce heavy periods may also help sufferers who have anaemia/fatigue due to excessive bleeding.Reducing the formation of new tissue herbally/nutritionally may also be of benefit.
How can I book in for a Naturopathic Appointment?
Anita Chakraburtty has an MSc in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Naturopathy and over 10 years of Clinical Practice as a Naturopath. Based in Balham, Anita also does telephone/Whatsapp Video consults and can post you specific Herbal Medicines/Nutritional supplements for your condition to your home in the UK. Call her now on 07757540 436 to book either a face to face or telephone Naturopathic Consult or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org